How do I Choose the Best Traffic School Courses?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 19 September 2018
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Some people take traffic school courses because they have received too many traffic violations and are at risk of losing their driver’s license. Some people do it because they believe it will help them lower the cost of their auto insurance. There are also young drivers who are forced by their parents after receiving a traffic violation or being in an accident. If you plan to take traffic school courses for these or any other reasons, the first thing you should know is that these courses differ from driving school courses.

If you make the mistake of enrolling in driving classes, you are likely to be very disappointed. Some of the material learned in driving classes is similar to that in traffic school courses, but there are big differences. Traffic courses are typically shorter, cheaper, and do not include behind-the-wheel lessons. Also, driving courses are not likely to be acceptable if your driver’s license is at risk.

Most people do not find traffic school courses very exciting. These courses generally discuss the signs and laws of the road in depth. They may also include information about driving while intoxicated and seat belt safety. It is often required that a specified number of hours be spent in these classes. It is therefore best to try to choose a schedule you are likely to adhere to.


It can be a difficult choice to sacrifice an entire day, but it may be best to choose a one-day course if it is available. This prevents the burden of having to schedule several courses that you dread. It also decreases the likelihood that you will not complete the required number of hours in a timely fashion.

You may also want to find out a bit about the instructor you plan to choose. Some instructors can be very strict, while others, realizing the unpleasantness, can be lenient. There are also instructors who will present the information in a very boring manner. In some cases, if you fall asleep, the instructor may require you to retake the course. It is, therefore, a good idea to match your personality type and learning style with a suitable instructor.

If attending class is not something you want to do, you may be able to complete the courses online. This can allow you to work at your own pace and at your convenience, which may be more motivating. If you choose this option, be sure you are enrolled in a program recognized by the authorities that required you to take the traffic school courses.



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Helpful article. I just finished an online traffic school and it was easy and cheap.

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