A four  hour defensive driving school is made available to those defendants that the judge deems eligible. Attendance of this driving school will prevent the points from appearing on your driver history report. Some insurance companies even offer discounts upon successful completion of the course, but that is something that would need to be discussed with individual insurance providers. The cost of Portland Municipal Court’s State of Tennessee certified defensive driving school is $50.00 plus any court cost.
Traffic Class is scheduled once each month usually on a Thursday night between the hours of 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM. This is a mandatory 4 hour class. The court clerk will schedule your class after the judge’s decision has been made for traffic class.
Payment Options: Your payment must be received before your scheduled traffic class date. You will not be allowed to pay after 4:30 P.M. on the day of your class and will be turned away if this happens. You may pay in person Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 100 South Russell Street in the Court Clerk’s office. Acceptable payment forms include cash, debit card, credit card [MasterCard and Visa], cashier’s check, money order or personal check. You may also pay by phone using your debit or credit card by calling (615) 325-6776.