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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.

What does Traffic Violator School Cover, by law?

20 May Blog | Comments

We have all seen the movies, there is always one class that is considered a “blow off” class. For a long time people viewed traffic violator classes that way. As the years have passed and the classes have evolved there is a definite outline that is followed. The DMVs also got involved and have specific guidelines that must be followed in order to qualify as a DMV approved course. Without that approval the course is useless to help in terms of getting any points removed from your driving record.

The course that follows the guidelines will have goals that focus on lowering the number of traffic accident involvement, reduce the amount of traffic law citation, and review the responsibilities that go along with driving a vehicle.

The violator’s class will also cover specific topics that depending on the DMV of that particular state will probably also require a certain amount of time spent on each of those topics. The topics can vary from state to state, but usually include very similar topics, not necessarily in the same order.

The course usually begins with some sort of introduction to explain to you what will be expected and what will covered. It will then cover any new changes to the laws for both the state you received the violation in and also the county. Next, it will go over what careless driving is and what its consequences can be. The course will then discuss exactly what your responsibilities are as an operator of any vehicle.

After that it will probably talk some about the pedestrian. A pedestrian has certain rights and equally as much the pedestrian also has certain responsibility. Seeing as how most of us will be both the vehicle operator and a pedestrian at some point it is important to know both sides.

Usually the next topics covered will include: driving maneuvers, how to drive defensively, and how to avoid an accident. All of these topics are to make you a more proactive, aware, and better driver. It is one thing to understand all the rules of the road. It is a completely different thing to be aware enough to prevent an accident from happening.

The end of the course will go over topics like: what road rage is, and how do avoid it, driving distractions, and how to avoid those. Driving is a stressful thing that most people will experience at some point in their lives. Just like anything else in life, how you handle things behind the wheel determines what kind of driver you are. If you are calm, cool and collected you have a much better shot at being aware enough to avoid an accident. If you are angry when you are driving odds are you will let your emotions run you right into an accident.

Driving is both a privilege and an awesome responsibility that most of us take for granted. Sometimes getting a traffic citation is a blessing in disguise. It can help ground a person and make him or her more aware of that responsibility and remind that person very bad things can happen while they are behind the wheel and the best way to avoid that is to be an aware, defensive driver at all times.

 

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