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Traffic Schools FAQ

traffic school faq

How often can I take traffic school in California?

You can take traffic school once every 18 months in California. You must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle violation of one point to be eligible to take traffic school.

Can I go to traffic school for a speeding ticket?

You can go to traffic school for a speeding ticket if you were speeding for less than 25 mph above the speed limit. However, it’s not necessary for you to attend traffic school. Other options include paying the fine and fighting the ticket in court.

How long do you have to do traffic school after you get a ticket?

You have 60 days to do traffic school after you get a ticket and have paid for it. It can vary by state, but the court will assign a deadline for traffic school completion. This will be noted in the traffic school agreement you will receive from the court.

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How long is traffic school for a speeding ticket?

Traffic school for a speeding ticket takes anywhere from four to eight hours. It will depend on the state where you got your speeding citation. If no course timers are required, you can finish traffic school in one or two hours.

Can I still take traffic school after paying my ticket?

You can take traffic school after paying your ticket if you are eligible for traffic school and if your request to take one has been granted by the court. Attending traffic school will keep points off your driving record so your insurance premiums stay low.

Do you still pay your ticket if you go to traffic school?

You still have to pay your ticket if you go to traffic school, along with other court fees. However, completing traffic school helps reduce fines, so you won’t be paying the full fine once you finish a traffic school course.

What happens if you don’t complete traffic school on time?

The court will automatically find you guilty if you don’t complete traffic school on time. Your bond will be used to pay the fine and the points will go on your driving record. To avoid this, you can request the court for an extension if you’re expecting delays.

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What speeding ticket will not be eligible to attend traffic school?

A speeding ticket will not be eligible to attend traffic school if you were going 25 mph over the speed limit posted on the area.

What happens if you don’t do traffic school?

If you don’t do traffic school, the points for the traffic violation will go on your public driving record and will drive up insurance rates. Though you don’t have to do traffic school, paying for the fine is admitting guilt and fighting the court may result in a conviction.

How long does traffic school take to process?

Traffic school takes anywhere from one to eight hours to process. You can finish the course in an hour if no course timers are required. For the traffic school providers, it takes 3 business days for them to process your completion with the court.

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