What is Traffic School?
When someone commits a traffic violation, they will face consequences. In some cases, the law may allow for the driver to attend traffic school. You may wonder why a person would attend traffic school, if it is not mandatory for all. Traffic school completion is useful for those with noncommercial licenses who do not want to accrue points on their driving record. This article will provide a brief overview of traffic school and eligibility requirements.
Who Can Go to Traffic School?
Not everyone is eligible to attend traffic school. Those who can choose to attend traffic school include those who face an infraction for a moving violation and have not attended traffic school in the previous 18 months. However, you cannot attend traffic school if you are facing a non-moving violation, a misdemeanor, charges for a traffic case involving alcohol, hold a commercial license, or are required to attend court as part of the violation requirements. Further restrictions on eligibility can apply.
More Details on Traffic School
Even if you complete all of the classes in traffic school, you still have to pay the fine associated with your traffic violation. Nonetheless, traffic school allows for a noncommercial driver to receive only a confidential conviction on their driving record, thereby not making it publicly accessible. As well, attending traffic school means that points will not be added to the DMV record. There are many recognized traffic schools in California, with quite a few programs available online, too. If you have questions about traffic school or if your violation is eligible for the program, please reach out to us at Law Advocates Group.