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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 Topics

07 Oct Blog | Comments

Having to take a traffic school course is no fun, but could actually be a good educational experience, especially for those who’ve been driving for a long time. A person taking a traffic school courses doing so is he or she received a one-point citation. In trying to get that one point citation removed the person is required to take a traffic school course. If a person is never taken a traffic school course it might help to know what traffic school topics are covered during the course itself.

Many of us haven’t looked at a traffic law or changed our driving habits in 10, 15 or even 20 years. Taking a driving school course could help us go back to the basics and reevaluate our own driving habits. As much as we hate to admit it we all have some that are good and some that are bad. Below is a list of the required traffic school topics that must be included in any traffic school class.

Traffic school topics

  • Traffic Laws – The first part of any traffic school course is going to go over any recent changes to traffic laws. For example, many states have made it illegal for a person to text while driving. For a person who has been driving for 40 years that law did not exist. This part of the course will also talk about the purposes of certain traffic laws.
  • Consequences of Careless Driving – This traffic school topic is going to talk about what careless driving is and the statistical consequences that can come from being a careless driver.
  • Defensive Driving – If you haven’t taken a driver’s education course in some time you may not have heard the term defensive driving. This is a skill set that any driver new or experienced should be familiar with and understand. Defensive driving is about understanding what is going on around your vehicle, at all times. A person needs to know what is going on next to them, in front of and behind them.
  • Road Rage – In this part of the course road rage is discussed. A person will learn about what road rage is, how to recognize it in themselves and how to avoid engaging with someone with road rage.
  • Other topics – Other traffic school topics that will be covered, include but are not limited to: responsibilities of the operator, avoiding collisions, driving maneuvers, what driving distractions are, the vehicle and the road.

Having to take a traffic school class due to a citation is no fun. However, since it is unavoidable why not take something away from it that can help you improve your driving abilities. By improving your driving abilities you will make yourself a better driver keeping you and your passengers safe.

We all have our moments where we get laxed in our driving responsibilities which are: to remain diligent about keeping our focus on the road, limiting the number of driving distractions, being aware of changing driving conditions and in general being smart, safe, defensive driver.


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