Generally, the Traffic School is a free pass issued by the state governments to first-time offenders. If you have a decent driving record and your infringement is minor, you are probably going to traffic school. Thanks to the development of the internet, you can now take traffic school courses online for specific tickets, but, not all infringements qualify.
Speeding is the most widely recognized traffic infringement in the nation, with almost 41 million speeding tickets issued annually in the United States. Police tend to concentrate on speeders since it's the reason for 33% of accidents in the United States. If you get a speeding ticket, you probably can opt for traffic school. Most regular traffic tickets are qualified for traffic school, including hazardous path changes, running a red light and neglecting to wear a seat belt.
More serious infringements for the most part can't be remediated by traffic school. In particular, any infringement which is a crime can't be cleared through traffic school. This includes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. If you commit an infringement while driving a business vehicle,drive without a permit or insurance, you aren't qualified for the traffic school either. More serious infringements, including those that cause property harm or damage or personal injury, are likewise ineligible.
Regardless of the possibility that your traffic ticket would some way or another be qualified for traffic school, there are occasions where you as a driver render that infringement ineligible. For instance, if you've been to traffic school within the past 18 months, you cannot attend again. If you already have at least 3 points on your driving record, you are also ineligible for traffic school.
Procedure of Online Traffic School
While the procedure for online traffic school is the same in many states, there are local varieties. For instance, in Michigan, traffic school is called a ""basic driver improvement course,"" or BDIC. Unlike the other states, you can just take the BDIC once to clean up a ticket from your record. If you are qualified for online traffic school you will get a notice from the state you are living in, before you're expected to show up in court. The notice will include a list of approved traffic school providers and allow you to pick your traffic school. Once your course is over, the course provider will file an electronic testament of completion with the state and your ticket will not appear on your driving record. To learn whether your state acknowledges online traffic school or not, visit your state's DMV or Department of Motor Vehicles office site.