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Take California Traffic School to mask a traffic ticket and prevent points from being added to your driver record license. That means your insurance company won't see your traffic ticket and can't raise your rate because of it. Our course is approved by the California DMV, which means it is accepted by all courts. You can rest easy knowing you're in good hands. Also, our course comes packed with great benefits including a low cost, no hidden fees, excellent customer support, no lesson timers (complete the course at your own pace!), FREE instant proof of completion, FREE instant completion processing to your court, and an open book final exam (that's right--we let you look back at the course during your test!).


California Traffic School

California Traffic School is an 8-hour course that allows drivers to mask a traffic ticket and keep points from being added to a driver record. It is regulated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV licenses schools to offer the program to California and non-resident drivers. There are two ways to take California Traffic School: classroom or online. Drivers attend classroom courses in person. Typically, a classroom course is one entire day or two four-hour days. Drivers attend online courses anywhere they have a computer with an internet connection. The online course is self-paced, which means those who take the course may spend more or less than 8 hours to complete it. Upon completing the course, schools award a certificate of completion to the driver. In addition, schools submit the completion certificate to both the court and the DMV. Drivers can check the progress of their ticket dismissal by looking up their traffic case on their court's website.

The topics covered in the course are regulated by the DMV. They include:

  • Safe Driving Strategies
  • Driving Behaviors
  • Driving Conditions
  • Turns, Passing, Intersections, Lanes
  • Protecting Yourself While Driving
  • Adult and Child Safety Equipment
  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • City, Rural, Suburban, Expressway Driving
  • Truck, Motorcycle, and Bicycle Awareness

How the California Traffic School Course Works

Step 1: Register

Registration is quick and easy! Simply select the court where you received your ticket, create a username and password, and fill out your contact information. That's it! You're ready to get started.

Step 2: Complete the Course

Our California Traffic School course is the shortest course allowed by law. There are no lesson timers, so you can complete it at your own pace. You can even complete it the same day you start the course!

Each lesson contains videos, reading material, animations and games. You'll review California traffic laws and learn defensive driving techniques that will help keep you safe on the road.

There's a short quiz after each lesson. You must pass the quiz to proceed to the next lesson. Most people pass the lesson quizzes on their first attempt, but don't worry--you can retake the lesson quizzes as many times as you need to pass at no additional cost.

Step 3: Pass the Final Exam

At the end of the course, you will take an online multiple-choice final exam. The exam is open book, meaning you can look back at the course as you take it.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles allows students two attempts to pass the final exam. Most students pass the exam on their first attempt. Safe2Drive does not charge any additional fees to take the final exam a second time. If you happen to fail the final exam twice, the California DMV requires you to register and take this course again. Safe2Drive will not issue refunds for students who fail the final exam twice.

When you pass the final exam, we instantly process your completion to your court for you for free. Once your court has received and reviewed your completion, they will notify the DMV. The DMV will then mask (hide) the points on your driving record. No one, including insurance companies, will see your ticket. Remember to check with your court 7-10 business days after you complete the course to make sure they have processed your completion!

You will also be able to instantly print a Receipt of Completion to keep for your records.


Am I Eligible to Take California Traffic School?

You must meet certain requirements to be eligible to take California Traffic School to mask a ticket.

  • You must have a valid Class C driver license.
  • You must have been ticketed for a moving (driving) violation.
  • You must have not taken traffic school for a ticket you got in the last 18 months (from citation date).
  • You must have paid all fees and bail to your court.

You can read more about the eligibility requirements by clicking here.


What is the Difference Between Traffic School and Traffic Violator School?

In short: nothing. Traffic School and Traffic Violator School are the same thing. The California DMV uses Traffic Violator School on its web site. Courts, judges, and most drivers use the term Traffic School. The terms both refer to the same thing: an 8-hour course regulated by the California DMV.


Why Safe2Drive?

At Safe2Drive, we put our customers above everything else. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and top-notch courses. We're constantly updating our courses to make sure they have the most up-to-date information and use the best technology available.

Best of all, our courses are easy to complete and extremely convenient. Skip the hassle of the classroom and take your course online from the comfort of your own home (or on the go!).

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Frequent Questions

California Traffic Violator School

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General Note

We have made every attempt to answer the most commonly asked questions about the California Traffic Violator course. Please call or email us if your question is not here.

Questions

How do I know my county or court will accept my completion of Safe2Drive's California Traffic Violator course?

Our course is licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. A certificate of completion from Safe2Drive will be accepted by all courts and counties in California.

Click here if you got a ticket on a military base, in a national park, or on federal land.

Can I take a California Traffic School course if I hold a Commercial Driver License?

You may be eligible to take a Traffic Violator course if you hold a Commercial driver license so long as:

  • You received the ticket on or after January 1, 2013
  • You were not driving a commercial vehicle when you received the ticket
  • You have received a referral from your court to attend Traffic Violator School

***Note - The court may not order that the record of conviction be kept confidential. However, the conviction shall not be added to a violation point count for purposes of determining whether a driver is presumed to be a negligent operator under Section 12810.5.

What is the difference between Traffic School and Traffic Violator School?

Technically, the “legal” term for the course is Traffic Violator School (TVS), but it is commonly called Traffic School by the public since this is what it was called prior to the DMV taking over regulation of the course.

How does the California Traffic School course work?

Our course consists of short lessons and a final exam. The lessons are made up of reading material, videos, animations, and interactive exercises. The final exam consists of multiple-choice questions.

We will instantly process your completion to the court electronically after you pass the final exam. You will also be able to instantly print a Receipt of Completion for your records. Once the court has received and reviewed your completion, they will notify the DMV.

The California DMV will then mask (hide) the points on your driving record. No one, including the insurance companies, will see your ticket.

Must I finish California traffic school in one sitting?

No, you can come and go as often as you like. Just use your username and password to login, and we'll take you right back to where you last left off.

How long does it take to complete the California Traffic School course?

We offer the shortest and fastest course allowed by law. The course contains 8 hours of content and will meet your requirement to complete an 8-hour course. Our course does not contain lesson timers, so you can complete it at your own pace. You can even complete it the same day you start if you want!

What happens if I fail a lesson quiz?

You may retake a lesson quiz as many times as necessary to pass.

Can I take the final exam online?

Yes, you can take the exam online. Our online exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions and is open book, meaning you can look back at the course as you take it.

What happens if I do not pass the final exam?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles allows students two attempts to pass the final exam. However most students pass the exam the first time. The final exam is “open book,” allowing you to review any material in the course before answering a question.

Safe2Drive does not charge any additional fees to take the final exam a second time. If you happen to fail the final exam twice, the California DMV requires you to register and take this course again. Safe2Drive will not issue refunds for students who fail the final exam twice.

How will the court know I completed California Traffic School?

We will instantly process your completion to the court when you pass the final exam. You will also be able to instantly print a Receipt of Completion for your records. Once the court has received and reviewed your completion, they will notify the DMV. The DMV will then mask (hide) the points on your driving record. No one, including the insurance companies, will see your ticket.

We highly recommend that you follow up with your court 7-10 business days after we have processed your completion to ensure that the court has processed it on their end.

Click here if you got a ticket on a military base, in a national park, or on federal land.

I have already paid the court fees to attend traffic school. Why do I have to pay for this course?

Each court charges an additional fee to allow you to attend a traffic school or home study program. This is separate from any of our charges. If you do not pay this fee to the court, then the court will not accept your completion from us. All traffic schools including classroom, home study or Internet courses will charge separate additional fees.

What do I do if I have a question about traffic safety?

A California Traffic Violator School instructor is available Monday –Friday from 8AM until 5PM PST to answer and assist with any concerns or questions you may have regarding traffic safety. You may Live Chat, email or call our Customer Care Support Team, and you will be transferred to the first available TVS Instructor. If you have a question after hours, our TVS Instructor will get back to you the following business day.

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