You may choose to attend Traffic Violator's School for certain moving
violations. You are eligible if :
Ø You are not currently attending traffic school, and
Ø You have not attended traffic school for a citation issued within
the last 18 months (from violation date to violation date.)
Ø You do not hold a Commercial Class A, B or C license (while driving a
Ø Commercial Drivers who were cited on or after 1/1/2013:
Drivers who hold a commercial driver’s license who were cited in a
non-commercial vehicle are able to attend traffic school, as long as
all other eligibility requirements are met.
(Per AB1888 effective January 1, 2013.)
Ø California Driver's license is required to be able to attend traffic school.
Drivers with an out of state license are not eligible to attend traffic school.
You may request traffic school:
Ø by paying online and marking the traffic school request
Ø in person in the traffic court clerk’s office, or
Ø by sending a letter request by mail or email to:
-- 2260 Floyd Ave., Modesto, CA 95355
In order to request traffic school, you will be required to pay:
Ø Your full bail (cost of your ticket), plus
Ø $59.00 non-refundable fee to the court
Ø A self-addressed stamped envelope (if made by mail)
Ø A separate fee will need to be paid to the traffic school. School fees
may vary depending on which school you choose.
Your request for traffic school must be made prior to your court date.
Once the court receives your payment (full bail and $59.00), information on
traffic school options will be sent to you by mail. Your court date will be extended by 90 days
to allow you time to complete Traffic School. Traffic school options include
in-classroom and home study (online) programs.
Once you have signed up for traffic school, you can find out more information
on traffic schools that are offered at the following website addresses:
Ø Department of Motor Vehicles List of Traffic School Providers (/randomized):
Ø California Traffic Safety Institute (CTSI):
If you have additional questions about traffic school options, you can also
email the traffic school court clerks at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once all fees are paid and the certificate showing successful completion of
traffic school is filed with the court prior to your court date, your case will be
reported to DMV as a successful completion of traffic school (confidential conviction.)
As of 7/1/2011, a traffic school completion will be reported as a confidential
conviction to DMV. DMV will verify that you were eligible for traffic school, and
your conviction will either count as a confidential conviction or a regular conviction,
depending upon your eligibility.
Ø If you do not successfully complete Traffic Violator School before your
next court date, you will need to contact the court prior to the due date so
additional arrangements can be made.
Ø If you have not completed Traffic Violator School and have not appeared
to make arrangements prior to your due date, you may be subject to a failure
to appear and/or forfeiture of any bail amounts you have paid.
Ø IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TRAFFIC SCHOOL AND DECIDE NOT TO
ATTEND OR COMPLETE TRAFFIC SCHOOL, YOUR AUTO INSURANCE MAY BE
** ATTENTION COMMERCIAL DRIVERS SIGNING UP FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATOR SCHOOL**
**CONTACT WITH DMV IS REQUIRED (AFTER COMPLETION) TO MASK POINT **
DMV has notified the Court that Commercial Drivers who complete traffic school for citations received while driving non-commercial vehicles (under AB1888, eff. 1/1/2013) will have to contact one of the DMV’s Driver Safety Offices from one of the choices below in order to have the point masked from their driving record. Per DMV, this is a temporary “workaround” until DMV’s programming is in place.
DMV DRIVER SAFETY OFFICES – COMMERCIAL DRIVERS
BAKERSFIELD FRESNO REDDING SAN FRANCISCO
661-833-2103 559-445-6399 530-224-4755 415-557-1170
CITY OF COMMERCE OAKLAND SACRAMENTO SAN JOSE
323-724-4000 510-563-8900 916-227-2970 408-229-7100
COVINA ORANGE SAN BERNARDINO STOCKTON
626-974-7137 714-703-2511 909-383-7413 209-948-7715
EL SEGUNDO OXNARD SAN DIEGO VAN NUYS
310-615-3500 805-988-3050 858-627-3901 18-376-4217