Traffic School or no Traffic School…

That is the question, or is it? Well it’s not so much a question or a choice but rather a matter of eligibility. You just got a ticket, pick your “crime”; speeding, red light camera or any traffic violation that is not a misdemeanor… there’s a countless array of transgressions available to us all. Under […]

That is the question, or is it? Well it’s not so much a question
or a choice but rather a matter of eligibility. You just got a ticket, pick
your “crime”; speeding, red light camera or any traffic violation that is not a
misdemeanor… there’s a countless array of transgressions available to us all.
Under most circumstances you would be allowed to go to traffic school and by
doing so preventing a point from appearing on your driving record.

Why is this important? Well, in California you are allowed up to
four points within a twelve month period before your driver’s license can be
suspended. Perhaps just as drastic is the impact that those points have with
your insurance company… the more points you accumulate the higher your rate
will be and in these pressing economic times we really don’t need any more
unnecessary expenses. Another thing to remember is that one is allowed traffic
school once every eighteen months, the so called eight hour traffic school
(which can be done on line).

The twelve hour traffic school or “second offender” traffic school
that used to be allowed by the court within that 18 month period is no longer available.

Commercial drivers aren’t eligible to attend traffic school while
driving their “work” vehicle so hiring a traffic lawyer might be a good
alternative. Due to recent changes in the law, a commercial driver who receives
a citation while driving his or her personal vehicle is eligible for traffic
school.  Also, there’s a cost involved
with attending traffic school in addition to the price of your ticket but more
than likely well worth it. So remember, if you are eligible, traffic school is
probably your least expensive option when you get a traffic ticket. For
additional information check out this website
and… be careful out there.