In California, traffic school is offered to keep points off your driving record in the unfortunate event that you received and traffic ticket. Drivers will want to keep points off their driving record to keep their insurance rates down. Here’s how traffic school works in California:
- Eligibility: Drivers are generally eligible for traffic school if they have a valid driver’s license, the traffic violation is eligible for traffic school (below is more info on this), and the driver has not attended traffic school within the last 18 months.
- Pay Court Fee: You will first need to pay a fee to the court to become eligible for traffic school. Each court is a little different, so its best to reach out to them directly or read over your paperwork for more details.
- Enrollment: Now it’s time to enroll in a traffic school program. Each program must be licensed by the DMV this is very important if its not a licensed court it will not be accepted. Our course is licensed by the DMV Lic#E9633 and is accepted by all courts in California.
- Coursework: All traffic school program consists of coursework that covers driving safety topics, such as traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, and alcohol and drug awareness. The course can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to complete. However, at It’s Fast Traffic School we have developed a course that can be completed in a fraction of the time. We did this by reviewing all legal requirements and condensing them down to the most basic requirements available by California law.
- Completion & Filing: Once a person completes the traffic school program, they will receive a certificate of completion. The driver must submit the certificate to the court or the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Once again we have made this step easier for you as we e-file all completions for our students to the DMV & Court. So once you are done, you’re done!!!
- Ticket Dismissal, Point Removed: Once a driver completes traffic school and the certificate of completion has been accepted, the traffic ticket will be dismissed, and no points will be added to the driver’s record. However, the driver will still need to pay any fines or fees associated with the traffic ticket.
It’s important to note that not all traffic schools are the same. We have been in the traffic school business since 1997 and understand the process better than almost anyone. If you are ready to keep your driving record clean, click here to start our DMV Licensed traffic school course.