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My name is Steve Young and I am a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. I will also be your instructor in one of the online traffic courses with B Line Traffic Schools. No matter what course you sign up for, my goals are the same: Present you with the information that you need in a way that will not put you to sleep and then get you back to your life.  Throughout some of the courses I have included interesting situations, people and other random things I have come across in my 25+ years with the CHP to break things up a bit. Ok ok, enough about me. Close this window and start your course with B Line Traffic Schools today.

FAQ About Traffic School

16 Feb Blog | Comments

Traffic school is more than helping a person get ready to take his/her driver’s license. Traffic school offers so much more. There are classes to: help a person study for the written part of the driver’s test, help a person remove points from a minor traffic violation, help the mature driver, and help a person study for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test.

Many people looking at taking a traffic school course have recently received a minor traffic violation. The person may not be sure if he or she is able to take the course or how it can help them. The rest of this article will go over a few of the FAQ:

  • Can I Take the Course? – The best way to find out the answer to that question is to call the court of the county where you got your citation. They will be able to tell you if you are allowed to take a course, based on what type of violation it was and how many, if any, points you have on your driver’s license.
  • How Much Does it Cost? – The cost of the course will very much depend on what type you take. The average online course is around $20.00, while taking a course in the traditional sense “a brick and mortar” type, costs more because there is a book to buy, an instructor that has to be paid, etc.…
  • How Often am I Allowed to Take a Traffic School Course? – It varies from state to state, but in California a person may take a traffic school class, for a 1-point traffic citation, every 18 months.
  • How Long Does the Course Take? – This again depends on what type of course. If you take one online you are able to go through the course at your own pace. You can complete it over a few days, or a couple weeks.
  • What Happens Once I Complete the Course? – You will receive a certificate stating that you took the course and passed the exam. You will need to turn that into the county court to get the point removed from your driver’s license.
  • What if I Don’t Pass the Exam? – If you do not pass the exam with a 70% or better you are able to retake the exam one more time. If you do not pass it again, you will have to retake the entire course.
  • How long do I Have to Take the Course? – There should be a due date on the paperwork you get from the courthouse, but if you are unsure call the court to confirm how much time you have to submit a certificate of completion.

Getting a traffic citation is not usually a huge deal. However, for some people with points already on their license it can mean higher insurance rates or suspended license. If the person drives for a living it could mean being fired, because they are considered an “at risk” driver. Traffic school can be a helpful tool as a reminder of the “rules of the road” and get a 1-point traffic citation removed from a person’s driver’s license record.

 

 

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