The Iowa Driver Improvement Program (DIP) is designed to examine one’s attitude(s) and behavior in relation to driving, rather than revisiting the “how-to’s” of driving skills. The Iowa Driver Improvement Program is unique in that it focuses on helping drivers understand how their behind-the-wheel attitudes affect their driving behavior. Most traffic accidents are a result of a combination of uncontrolled emotions, improper decisions and bad habits. The program will address basic “behind the wheel” attitudes. Its purpose is to give participants an opportunity to look at their driving behavior and make a personal commitment to positively alter their daily driving experience. This class is for someone who has either received three moving traffic convictions during a 12-month period, been convicted of a serious violation, or have been required to attend by order of a Driver Improvement Hearing Officer. The Iowa Department of Transportation is authorized to suspend the driving privileges of anyone who is a habitual violator (Iowa Code Section 321.210 and DOT Administrative Rules Procedure 615.43) or commits a serious violation. If you do not successfully complete the Driver Improvement Program, a note suspending your driving privileges will be sent to you. If you have more than three moving convictions within a twelve-month period, this class may not prevent suspension of your drivers license and privileges. Please arrive by 8 a.m. If you are late, you will be denied entrance to the class. An additional $20 is charged for rescheduling.