You will still have to pay the civil fine when you attend a driver improvement course. However, when you take a driver improvement course, the civil fine may be reduced by up to 18 percent as required by law. This reduction is from the amount indicated by the ticketing officer on the traffic citation. To find out exactly how much your fine will be because of taking a driver improvement course, you may contact the Traffic Division of the Clerk of the Courts in the county where you received the citation.
If you live in another county, you must still contact the county where you received the citation. The ticketing officer may have provided you with an envelope, which can be used to indicate your desire to attend a driver improvement course; or you may need to visit or contact the Clerk of the Courts office for additional information required by that county.