How Does California Online Traffic School Work

You got a traffic violation ticket, also known as a moving violation.

Maybe you were lost in thought,or perhaps your running late to work or simply zoning out after a long day. And you completely missed the fact that the speed limit dropped by 10 miles per hour. All of a sudden, blue and red lights are flashing in your rear view mirror. The day has finally come!

If you didn't know already, getting a traffic ticket in California can be stressful, time consuming, irritating, expensive but it's a very common occurrence.

The LA Times has reported that Californian drivers get over 4 million traffic tickets a year. California drivers have a 14% chance of being stopped for a traffic violation in a given year. See the chart below. With over 27 million licensed drivers, California has more people on the road than any other state. Paying for a moving violation (traffic ticket) in California isn’t cheap especially considering our inflated housing costs, gas, etc. But you’ve picked the right traffic school because MM TRAFFIC SCHOOL can alleviate all of your traffic ticket/ moving violation/ traffic school concerns.

Traffic School Explained

Traffic school, commonly referred to in many states as defensive driving school, is a course that’s meant to be a refresher. The course is meant to teach you everything you know, should know, and may not know about driving laws. It also reminds licensed drivers of the best driving practices that keep everyone safer on the road.

It’s a completely voluntary course, but the devil is in the details. Trust us when we say, there are good reasons why you should take the course.

Drivers Take Traffic School/ Defensive Driving School to Get a Traffic Ticket Dismissed

You don’t go to traffic school to get a ticket dismissed. You go either online, or in person to avoid that violation from going on your driving record in the form of a point. This point is added to your states driving record and can and will have an adverse effect on your insurance rates.
Attending traffic school is based on the type of moving violation you were cited for.

The court will send you a letter, (please be aware, they do not have to send you a letter) which will outline your violation, your options, your assigned court, and how much you’ll need to pay.

If you have the option to attend traffic school that means you’re being given a chance to keep the violation off of your driving record. Take IT!

Drivers Take Traffic School (moving violation) to Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

Well, yes and no. If you get a moving violation ticket, attend traffic school, your rates will not go up. You can also attend a voluntary traffic school course. However this would need to be communicated to your insurance company beforehand.

How to Actually Attend Traffic School

You got a moving violation ticket, you qualify for traffic school. You don’t want this ticket to end up on your driving record. Well, by all means, PLEASE hit Start Course Now. Enter in your information, such as full name, address, email, driver’s license number, case number, court you’re assigned to. etc..

Why You May Not Be Eligible For Traffic School

Before you sign up for a course, you need to make sure you’re eligible to take traffic school. You qualify to take Traffic School if:
  • You have a valid license.
  • Your citation wasn’t received while under the influence.
  • You did not receive a misdemeanor.
  • You weren’t driving for a commercial entity.
  • You haven’t taken traffic school in the last 18 months.
If you are completing the course for reduced insurance rates, make sure you contact your insurance provider for details as to whether or not you qualify. The offer is usually geared towards new and older drivers (over 65), but it’s always worth looking into regardless of your age.

Choose a State-Approved Traffic School like MM TRAFFIC SCHOOL, Lic. # E0504

The most important aspect of choosing a traffic school is making sure it’s approved by the California DMV. MM TRAFFIC SCHOOL offers both in-class and online courses.

Today, most people choose to take traffic school online out of convenience. Courses like our state-approved traffic school can be completed on any mobile device. All you need is an Internet connection! If you’re looking for something more personable, we offer that too.

Traffic School As Easy As 1, 2, 3!

We strive to make your experience easy and fun and hopefully you will learn some things as well.

Submittal of Your Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the course, our automated system will submit your completion electronically to your selected court and the DMV.

You will receive an email confirmation that you’ve completed the course and that it was submitted.

The Court Will Process the Completion

Once the certificate of completion is submitted your part is done. Once the court has reviewed the completion they will give you credit completing traffic school. The violation will not appear on your driving record.

You cannot attend traffic school for another 18months (1.5yrs) so do be cautious while driving in the meantime.

In Conclusion

We hope you choose us and we look forward to helping you through Traffic School.