Hi. I have just returned to the UK from holiday in Orlando and while I was there, I picked up a traffic citation for running a stop sign which resulted in an accident with another vehicle. On attempting to pay the fine online to the court, I was asked whether I wish to elect for a Florida approved driver improvement school (DDS) which may waive points (4 points I think) on my license, provided that I send a pass certificate to the court within 90 days. As I only have a UK license, I understand that this will not affect me in the UK, but I am wondering whether there is any benefit in attending a DDS, bearing in mind that I intend to revisit USA next year and may take up car hire again. I have spotted from an internet search that there are online DDS providers claiming to be Florida approved, which I could do from home over the internet (it takes 4-6 hours to do) for around $25 - $30. These providers also claim that online attendance will reduce the $166 citation fine by up to 18%. Has anybody any knowledge of, or done one of these online courses as part of a citation and are they reputable? Are they difficult to pass? My concern is whether would be any real benefit in attending a course to get the points removed, bearing in mind that (a) any points on my US driving record will only last 3 years anyway (at most 3 driving holidays); (b) I am unsure whether these points (4, I think) will make occasional short-term car hire/insurance in the US more difficult or expensive anyway (I have a clean UK license); (c) I am particularly concerned that according to the online citation payment form, if I elect to do the course and fail (70% pass mark), it will result in the court removing my right to drive in USA - so I could be unnecessarily setting myself up to fail! I would appreciate any informed views on whether it would be best to just take the points or do the course, given that I will be taking up US car hire in the future. Thanks. (I would add that I recently booked to do a UK-based safe driver course before I had this accident, so I am not disputing the obvious safety benefits).