Traffic Survival School2020-04-01T02:33:00-07:00

Traffic Survival School (TSS)

Get your record back intact.

Many state-required driving schools only cover the basics, and don’t go over all the proper precautions you must take to stay safe on the road. At Stop and Go Driving School, we offer a thorough Traffic Survival School that will help you be alert to potentially hazardous situations, and fully capable of avoiding any dangers.

Our Traffic Survival School is an eight-hour, in-class course that is monitored and mandated by the state of Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Department. If you are notified to attend, it is required that you attend the classes to avoid having your license suspended.

Individuals are required to attend Traffic Survival School if:

  • They have accumulated between 8 and 12 points on their driving record
  • They have had a DUI or have been arrested for driving under the influence
  • They have been convicted of any red light violation at any point
  • They have had a conviction of a first violation under the age of 18

Not sure if you need to take Traffic Survival School or Defensive Driving?

Stop and Go Driving School has convenient locations throughout the Phoenix Metro area.

Traffic Survival School





The difference between Defensive Driving and Traffic Survival School2018-02-16T14:02:22-07:00

Too many people get defensive driving school and traffic survival school confused. After all, even the names sound similar and they can be confusing to those who don’t understand the differences between the two. But in the interests of clarity, let our Arizona Traffic School outline for you exactly what the differences are between the two schools, so when you determine what you need and how you need it, you can see what works for you and what may not:

Traffic Survival School is Mandatory

Arizona Traffic School options all provide traffic survival school courses and lessons, as it is mandatory to drive in the state of Arizona. Traffic survival school is an eight-hour course, in-class, that is monitored and mandated by the state of Arizona and the Motor Vehicle Department itself. If you are notified to attend, it is required that you must attend the classes in order to avoid having your license suspended or voided.

If you have accumulated between eight and twelve points on your driving record, if you have had a DUI or have been arrested for driving under the influence, if you have been convicted of any red light violation at any point, or if you have had a first violation under the age of 18, you are required to attend traffic survival school when it comes to getting your record back and intact. It is both for your safety, and for the safety of the other drivers out on the road around you.

Defensive Driving is Optional

Defensive driving in AZ is an optional course that does not need to be taken by anybody, but is strongly recommended. Defensive driving is a four hour class that you can take either in class, or online. The class is taken in place of paying a ticket, to avoid accumulating points on your record for eligible violations.

Arizona defensive driving school is a pretty simple process, and it is ideal for people who have not taken defensive driving in at least the last 12 months from violation date, or for those who have not accumulated too many points on their record.

All in all, both traffic survival school and defensive driving courses are important for people who are seeking to get the most out of their driving and traffic experiences, though they need to understand that the two courses are ideal for two different sets of people. A good Arizona traffic school will provide options for both courses, while seeing to it that the right person gets in the right course, to ensure you get the most out of your courses, as well as meeting the right obligations from the state as you move forward with healthy and safe driving, and a clean record on your license in the state of Arizona.

What happens if I fail to complete the Traffic Survival School (TSS) course?2018-02-12T12:14:01-07:00

If you do not complete a TSS Course, your license will be suspended.

What do I need to bring to Traffic Survival School (TSS) class?2023-01-19T11:42:38-07:00

Students must bring a valid government-issued photo ID in order to attend class. If you no longer have the letter or the Proof of Assignment, you MUST obtain a copy from any MVD office. If you do not have a Corrective Action Order or Proof of Assignment letter showing TSS assignment at class check-in, you will not be allowed into class.

Where are classes held?2018-02-12T12:11:52-07:00

We offer multiple locations throughout the valley. View locations.

What does MVD licensed/certified mean?2018-02-12T12:09:02-07:00

The Arizona MVD approves and regulates professional driving schools. Schools must submit an application, provide extensive documentation regarding offered programming and be licensed by the MVD. Beware of schools that aren’t Arizona MVD certified or licensed. The MVD will only waive written and road tests from licensed and certified schools, regardless of how many hours of online, classroom or in-car training you have received. Whichever school you choose, make sure it’s an MVD-licensed school.

Who are the trainers and what are their credentials?2018-02-12T12:08:08-07:00

All trainers have successfully completed background checks, obtained fingerprint clearance, completed extensive training, been drug tested and passed an exam administered by the Arizona MVD. Most of our trainers are former school teachers, law enforcement officers, and bus drivers.

Will I receive an insurance discount for taking these classes?2018-02-12T12:07:26-07:00

All students completing a driving program through Stop and Go Driving School will be issued a completion certificate to present to your insurance company. This certificate will satisfy most insurance carriers, however we highly recommend that you check with your insurance agent to determine whether your policy has specific requirements to be eligible for a discount.



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