Purpose of Traffic School Online

Purpose of Traffic School Online

The term does not have the same meaning in every state of the U.S. In some states traffic school is an in class or in person school along with a corresponding internet or online school providing some of the following courses:

Although the course objectives sound different, the primary goal of a person taking these courses is to:

  1. Dismiss a traffic ticket issued by police or highway patrol
  2. Remove points on his or her driving record
  3. Learn the driving safety techniques of that respective state
  4. Practice driving with a driver improvement program
  5. Gain an insurance discount

Programs are offered through many channels:

1. Internet – Unlike traditional in class schools, this can be more convenient although not as personal.

  • School creates an individual account with the traffic school provider
  • Student pays through a bank issued card or by other means
  • Student completes the traffic school course online. The course is in some cases listenable (through headphones) and in some cases a multimedia course where the user can view animations teaching safe driving techniques and road rules of that respective state. They can contact (phone/chat) the online support and get queries resolved if so provided.
  • Student takes the final exam online. However, in some states like Texas and New York, the final exam is not given, as finishing the final chapter is considered the end of the course.
  • At completion the student receives a notification of successful or unsuccessful status. Upon successful completion, some course certificates are delivered directly to Court/DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and in other states it is delivered to the address the user provides; the user then carries the certificate to court in order to get any traffic tickets or points on the driving record dismissed or removed.

2. Classroom – Traditional, offers a live, face to face experience to the user, as he/she will listen directly to a live instructor and can get any questions answered immediately.

  • User schedules classroom time based on a convenient day and time.
  • Listens to the instructor and is presented with the safe driving techniques and rules of the state.
  • Writes the exam under the supervision of the instructor or a notary, passes the exam and gets the certificate.
  • Takes the certificate to the court to have traffic tickets dismissed or driving record points removed.

3. CD/DVD/On Demand – Another home study method of completion and presentation.

  • User rents or buys a CD or DVD or asks for a telecast.
  • Listens and watches the safe driving techniques and rules of that respective state.
  • Goes to a notary, passes the exam and gets the certificate.
  • Takes the certificate to the court to have traffic tickets dismissed or driving record points removed.

In addition to the United States, a few states and provinces in CanadaAustralia andEurope also have this type of traffic school in place, but compared to other countries the United States course is taken on a large scale.

The providers who offer these courses are usually certified by respective state road/traffic safety bodies, such as:

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