According to DMV publication “In Virginia a vehicle crash occurs every three minutes. The odds are one out of four that you will be involved in a crash during your lifetime. To reduce these odds, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has created a different kind of crash course. Our Driver Improvement Program rewards safe drivers and warns potentially unsafe drivers in advance. It helps educate drivers who have developed risky driving practices and it takes dangerous drivers off the road.
If you have been instructed by DMV to take a driver improvement clinic, you will have 90 days to complete this course. If you fail to satisfactorily complete the clinic within 90 days, your driving privileges will be suspended until you meet this requirement.
You may be awarded five safe driving points once every 24 months, after you successfully complete a driver improvement clinic. The highest safe driving point balance you may accumulate on your driving record is five points. If a court requires you to complete a clinic, the court determines if you will be awarded safe driving points or not.