According to California Vehicle Code 1808.7, Section 1803.5, California courts must report traffic safety violations as convictions. If you’re eligible and complete a licensed traffic school course, however, your violation will be kept confidential and no violation points will show on your 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 traffic school by a driver with a commercial driver’s license, a conviction will still appear on the driving record at the DMV, but a point will not be counted towards a person's total negligent operator point count.
Drivers with a commercial driver's license are responsible for contacting the DMV Driver Safety Unit at (916) 657-6452. This is required so that the DMV does not assess the point against your record.
According to California Vehicle Code (Section 1808.7), you can only take traffic school and have one ticket masked in an 18 month period.
If the deadline for you to take traffic school has passed, you’ll need to contact the court listed on your ticket to see if they will give you an extension.
Once the court receives your intent to attend traffic school along with the required fees, they will give you a date by which you need to complete traffic school. Look closely at the documents you receive for a date and contact the court using the phone number on your ticket if you do not see one. Some courts require you to finish by a certain date, and other courts require that they receive your certificate by a certain date. Make certain to look at the information the court sends you carefully.
The primary benefit of taking traffic school in a traditional classroom environment is having an in-person instructor who can answer or help clarify any questions you might have on the course material. The major negative for this type of traffic school is a lack of flexibility in time and location. You must travel to a specified class location potentially outside of your city, and you must dedicate a full 6+ hours to attending the class in one day - you can not take the class in different segments. Your attendance is strictly monitored and you aren’t permitted to join the class if you are more than 15 minutes late.
The major advantage of taking traffic school online is convenience. Our course allows you to access the content when you have time on any internet connected device including your smartphone, tablet or computer - no app download required. Finish the course in one sitting or at your leisure. If you have a question, simply call or email us and we’ll be happy to help you.
According to Vehicle Code section 42005 and California Rules of Court rule 4.104, you are generally eligible to attend traffic school if the following criteria are met.
The California Vehicle Code (see section VC42005 on this state code page ) states that drivers with a commercial driver's license can only attend traffic school if they were not driving a commercial vehicle. Upon completion, the record of conviction will not be held confidential, but the conviction will not add a point count to the DMV record.
Drivers with a commercial driver's license are responsible for contacting the DMV Driver Safety Unit at (916) 657-6452 after completion of traffic school, to insure that the DMV does not assess the point against their record.
If you are unable to complete traffic school by the stated deadline, contact the court and request an extension prior to the deadline. On average, it takes between 3-4 hours to finish our course but some people are able to finish it even faster.
The cost of taking traffic school is small compared to the hundreds of dollars in increased auto insurance premiums a ticket could cost you over the three years it says on your driving record. According to a 2012 analysis of over 490,000 policy quotes conducted by Insurance.com, getting a single ticket can boost an average policyholder’s auto insurance premium by as much as 22 percent.
Other reasons for taking traffic school include keeping your driving record clean for employment reasons, and when you already have some existing tickets on your record.
At Traffic School 4 Busy People, we know first hand that tickets are expensive and believe in giving you everything you need to get that ticket from showing on your driving record at one low fixed price. Other traffic school charge as much as $50.00 for the same court accepted Completion Certificate. We charge you the lowest possible and make money on volume.
Our Online Traffic School
Our online traffic school course is considered to be an 8 hour DMV course. On average, it takes our students between 3-4 hours to complete the course but largely depends upon how fast you can read. Some people finish it much much quicker and some take longer. Since the course is self paced, how fast you complete the course is completely under your control. Finish it all in one sitting or over multiple sessions.
With our online course you can take traffic school using your smartphone, tablet or internet connected computer at anytime or anyplace. Even use different devices throughout the day to log-in and out. We make it convenient for you to take the course whenever you have the time.
In-Classroom Traffic School
The DMV mandates in-classroom instruction be a minimum of 340 minutes plus 60 minutes for the final test. This means you’ll spend 6+ hours of your day attending an in-classroom traffic school course. Traffic School 4 Busy People does not offer in-classroom courses.
The only real difference between traffic schools is price. All DMV licensed online traffic schools must: 1) teach the same DMV mandated course content, 2) must have the same minimum course length, and 3) must provide you with the same court accepted certificate that keeps that ticket off your driving record.
We charge you the least and give you our exclusive Open Book Search tool to help you pass fast.
Here are the steps required to take traffic school for federal court tickets:
"Proof that you have completed traffic school must be received by the court within 60 days of the original court date that is listed on the Notice to Appear. Note that this court is unable to accept electronic submissions of certificates from traffic schools. You must submit either a copy of your certificate or a copy of the confirmation email (for online courses) showing that you have completed the course to the court by mail. Failure to submit proof of completion may result in a hold being placed on your license."
FAQs on Federal Court Traffic School is located at this site
Once you successfully pass the final test, we immediately send you an email with your Completion Certificate as proof that you’ve passed our traffic school. We’ll also save you time and money by directly sending the court and DMV your Completion Certificate electronically within three business days for FREE.
We send your completion certificate and the information you entered during registration to the court and DMV electronically. Since it is sent electronically, it can't get lost in the mail and all of your information is received just like you entered it.
Unless you requested express delivery, your completion certificate will be processed and sent to the court within 3 business days.
If you want to see if the court has cleared your ticket, you need to contact them directly. Please note that it can take a court a few weeks to process everything and you must have paid all of your court fees and fines.
With our 100% Money Back Guarantee, you can request a refund anytime prior to receiving your certificate - no questions asked. Refunds will be issued within 10 business days following the receipt of a cancellation request and will credited back to the original credit card used to pay for the course.
* Please note: once you request a refund, your account will be deactivated and you will not be able to login to your account. Be certain to notify the court of your choice not to take traffic school as you might need to pay additional fees and fines associated with your ticket.
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The administration fee you paid the court for traffic school keeps your citation open and not reported on your driving record while you attend traffic school. The administrative fee you paid to the court is separate from the fee charged by our traffic school for the actual course and completion certificate.
If your screen is frozen with a wheel going around and around, and your test answers aren't being accepted, the connection between your computer, tablet or phone and our servers was more than likely lost for a few seconds.
This can happen for some of the following reasons:
To re-establish connectivity, please logout using the button at the top of the screen and then log back in by clicking on the Login button. This should reconnect you to the course and allow you to continue.
Our online traffic school course is licensed by the California DMV and accepted by all 58 California county courts. Our license can be seen by clicking here.
As long as you read the course material you should pass the final test. The final test is “open book” which means you’re allowed to refer to notes, or look back at the course content while you take the tests. Our exclusive Open Book Test design eliminates the need for notes, however, and makes it quick and easy to find answers to questions you’re uncertain of. You have two chances to pass the final test and receive your certificate. A passing grade is answering 18 of 25 multiple choice questions correctly.
To pass the final test you must answer 18 out of 25 multiple choice questions correctly. The final test is “open book” and you are allowed to refer to notes, or use our exclusive Open Book to find answers to questions you’re uncertain of. You have two chances to pass the final test.
No. When you sign-up you agree to complete the course, quizzes and tests by yourself without the help of anyone else. You may not ask friends or family members for help. Your need to ask anyone else for help is reduced because all of the quizzes and tests are “open book.” This means you can look at the course material when you are taking the quizzes and final exam.
Open Book means you can refer back to your notes, printouts, screen captures or other course materials to find answers to test questions. We make our course even easier with our exclusive Open Book Search Tool that allows you to enter a keyword into the search box and quickly jump to areas of the lesson with information that pertains to that keyword. Our quizzes and final test will be the easiest you've ever taken! See a demo here.
All DMV licensed courses are required to be a minimum of 42,500 words long. Some schools cram it all into a few chapters to make it sound shorter for marketing purposes. We know you’re busy, however, and have divided our course into 12 short lessons that makes it more convenient and easy for you to stop when you get busy and start again where you left off.
The course is self pace and has no timers. You can take it all at once or over a number of sessions. We give you unlimited logins and automatically save your progress so you can continue where you left off. You’re also able to take the course on multiple devices so you get anywhere and anytime access that helps you finish fast.
Yes. Our traffic school course uses the latest mobile technology and allows you to take the full course and all tests on any of your internet connected devices without the need to install an app. You can even use multiple devices to take and finish the course. Learn more here.
Yes. You’re allowed to use notes, print off the course material and refer back to the course content when you are taking the final test. We don’t think you’ll need to do this, however, because we provide you with our exclusive on-page Open Book Search tool that saves you time by helping you quickly find answers to test questions. Learn more
Our CA DMV Licensed online traffic school course is designed to be a quick refresher on California traffic laws and defensive driving techniques. It brings you up to date on all the latest traffic laws, technology and driving information available. It covers topics such as:
● The dangers of distracted driving
● The effect of alcohol and/or drugs
● How to be a better defensive driver
● Knowing when not to drive
● How to avoid road rage/aggressive driving
All California licensed online traffic school courses must be a minimum of 42,500 words long. Because we know you’re busy, we’ve given you natural places to start and stop by dividing our course into 12 bite sized lessons. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz that helps prepare you for the final test. Once you register, we also automatically save your progress so that you can pick-up where you left off using any mobile device or computer.