Traffic School for Traffic Violations

Jul 25, 2022

Defendant who recieved a traffic violation are required to pay the fine amount listed on the citation form, and pay an additional non-refundable traffic school processing fee of $64. Traffic violators will only have 64 days to complete traffic school.

Traffic School for Traffic Violations

How to register for traffic school?

Requesting to enroll traffic school, by mail, by phone, or in person at the Clerk’s court Office windows, or at the court arraignment hearing if the defendant is eligible to enroll for Traffic School. It is the defendants responsibility to determine if they are eligible to attend traffic school.

Defendant who recieved a traffic violation are required to pay the fine amount listed on the citation form, and pay an additional non-refundable traffic school processing fee of $64. Traffic violators will only have 64 days to complete traffic school. To attend traffic school, Traffic Violators must meet all of the necessary requirements:

Must have not attended traffic school for a ticket issued within 18 months of the date of the violation;

Must maintain a valid driver’s license;

If defendants were speeding, The speed was not more than 25 mph over the speed limit;

The offense is a moving (driving) violation that carries only one point; and

Drivers who recieved traffic ticket were not driving a commercial vehicle or carrying hazardous material at the time of traffic violation.

Common violations that count for more than one point include:

Driving with a suspended license

Failing to stop at an accident scene

Speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour

Reckless driving

Engaging in speed contests

NOTE: Upon completion of traffic school, Online Traffic Education will electronically submit students completion certificate to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The court will then download the certificate from the The Department of Motor vehicles (DMV). It is highly recommended that traffic violators should verify that the courthouse or the clrek’s courthouse office received their certificate of completion.

Defendants CANNOT go to traffic school for:

Equipment offenses

Non-moving offenses (like parking offenses)

Misdemeanors

Offenses with a mandatory court appearance

Alcohol- or drug-related offenses

Offenses in a commercial vehicle

Traffic Violators are also NOT eligible to register for traffic school if they have attended traffic school for another ticket that they have received in the last 18 months.

There are other reasons traffic violators may not be eligible to attend traffic school. For more information on eligibility for traffic school, see the California Rules of Court, rule 4.104.

Defendants shouldTalk to an attorney if the court disapprove eligible for traffic school .

Generally, all Traffic violators can go to traffic school if:

They have a valid driver’s license,

The offense occurred while driving a noncommercial vehicle, and

Their ticket is for an infraction that is a moving violation.

If the court sends a reminder notice, it will say if they are eligible for traffic school.

If a defendants have a noncommercial driver’s license and the courthouse permits them to register traffic school for an eligible offense, after completion of the course a confidential conviction will be recorded on their driving record at the DMV, but they will not receive a point on their driving record.

The court may approve traffic school for a driver with a commercial driver’s license if the eligible offense occurred in a noncommercial vehicle. After completion of an approved program by a driver with a commercial driver’s license, a conviction will appear on the driving record at the DMV, but a point will not appear for the offense.

Notice: If Traffic violator defendants are eligible and decide not to attend traffic school, their automobile insurance may be adversely affected.

If defendants are not eligible to attend traffic school but decided to do it anyway, the conviction will still get reported on their driving record by the courthouse and there will be no refund of any fees paid. Defendants are not eligible to attend traffic school if the violation carries more than one point.

To register for a licensed traffic school go to: https://onlinetrafficeducation.com/Traffic-School.php

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