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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.

Traffic School = Point Removal

28 Nov Blog | Comments

Taking traffic school for a 1-point violation is no fun, but for some it is necessary so that they do not get in trouble at work or lose their driver’s license. Getting a traffic citation could mean the difference for someone between having a job and not having a job. People who drive for a living have to be even more careful when they drive.

It has happened to most of us, we don’t get a traffic violation for years and then all of a sudden it seems like we have a red target on our car.  For most people getting a traffic citation or two isn’t a huge deal. It is no fun to pay the fines, but it will not affect their livelihood. However, if a person drives for a living getting a couple points on their driver’s license could get them fired.

Also, if a person gets a traffic citation or two and has an accident, that was deemed their fault, on their record a person could lose his or her driver’s license. He or she could also end up with increased car insurance rates. Insurance companies have the right to raise your rates, because you are deemed a driver with more risk, the more points you accumulate.

If a person is able, taking a traffic school course, could help them keep their job and/or keep their insurance rates steady. Many people do not realize that if they have received a 1-point traffic violation, have not taken a traffic school course in the last 18 months, they could be eligible to take a traffic school course to get that 1-point citation removed from their driving record.

Be sure you confirm your eligibility with the county courthouse, in the county you received the traffic citation. You also need to find out when you have to have the course completed.

The traffic school class is designed to help review with a person the “rules of the road”. To remind him or her why the rules are important. The course also covers how to be a defensive driver. Being a defensive driver helps a person be aware of what is going on around him or her. By being aware of what is going on a person can make better decisions. A person making better decisions gets into less car accidents.

By successfully completing the course a person gets 1-point removed from his or her record. That 1-point could be the difference between keeping or losing a driver’s license. It could also mean the difference between a $100 a month payment for car insurance versus a $200 payment.

Taking a traffic school course can be taken in a traditional setting or online. It is important to find out when you have to have the certificate into the courthouse. If you miss the date they many not remove the 1-point violation, even if you successfully complete the course.

 

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