Massachusetts Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course

State Courts Against Road Rage
Part of the Massachusetts State Courts Against Road Rage Program

Reasons for Completing SCARR: A Massachusetts JOL License or Permit holder that commits certain categories of motor vehicle violations is required under law to complete the SCARR program. Click here to view a comprehensive chart of JOL License and Permit Violations and Penalties. These drivers may also be mandated to complete SCARR as assigned by a specific court.

About the SCARR Curriculum: The State Courts Against Road Rage (SCARR) course was developed to educate younger drivers charged with serious motor vehicle violations. SCARR is intended to:

  • Make the students face the driving behaviors that got them into the class and discuss how they will change that behavior
  • Make them understand the possible serious consequences involved with irresponsible and dangerous driving
  • Educate them on how to handle and prevent dangerous driving scenarios

Our Goal is to Help Students . . .

  • Improve driving behavior by becoming a more educated, responsible, and defensive driver.
  • Identify and explain behaviors that led to their most recent ticket.
  • Identify reasons for making poor (high risk) driving choices.
  • Identify personal, legal, and costs consequences of their driving behavior.
  • List advantages of having a driver’s license.
  • Recognize that a lack of knowledge is NOT the cause of their problems.
  • Define and create a profile of themselves as a defensive driver.

Students will have a better understanding of the repercussions of irresponsible driving behaviors and will know how to better handle peer pressure. They will come away with information they can put into practice immediately to protect themselves and others on the road.

Go to the Course Schedule page to find a class near you and to register online.

  • For more information about taking the course, read Frequently Asked Questions, or contact the National Safety Council at (866) 398-0864 or via e-mail at Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm EST.

  • For information about your driving record, visit the Massachusetts RMV site.
    RMV phone numbers:
    • (800) 858-3926 for the 351, 413, 508, 774, or 978 area codes
    • (617) 351-4500 for the 339, 617, 781, 857 area codes, or from out of state

  • Class must be completed in order for your license to be reinstated or for you to take a new permit test.
  • NSC can make arrangements for the hearing impaired. If you need assistance, please contact us at (866) 398-0864, or via e-mail at

June 23, 2009

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