Perhaps you have received a ticket and settled with one of the Clark County Courts. Perhaps as part of your settlement, the court has required you to attend traffic school. You have visions of spending hours in a crowded room full of strangers, listening to a bored and boring instructor drone on regarding this or that point of driving safety and watching gory movies of real-life traffic accidents. Well, there is another way.
There are usually two reasons to take traffic school:
- As part of a plea agreement with a court
- Voluntarily in order to reduce demerit points on your driving record
In either case, the standard DMV course by a state licensed instruction company is 5 hours long and requires passing the final exam with a score of 80% or above.
What if, instead of going to that crowded classroom, you could complete all the state requirements in the comfort of your home in front of your computer screen? Ticket Busters has an established relationship with a state approved and licensed traffic school provider.
Reasons for Taking Traffic School
Attendance in court-ordered traffic schools is mandatory and can be required for driving violations such as speeding, or may be part of a settlement in a DUI.
DUI traffic school is different from the standard traffic school. In this course, Nevada requires eight hours of training, and the class covers a curriculum that focuses on driving issues related to substance abuse. The cost of the DUI course is much higher than the standard five-hour traffic school.
If you are required to attend a standard (non-DUI) traffic school by a court, Ticket Busters may be able to assist you with the costs associated with the course. Talk to your Ticket Busters Representative for more information. The DUI course can also be completed online, and the costs associated with that course are shown on the website.
You may wish to take a driving school if you have accumulated between 3 and 11 points on your driving record. Completion of the course removes 3 points from the total, and you may only attend courses for this reason once within a 12-month period. If you have already reached 12 points, your license is automatically suspended for six months by the DMV, and traffic school will not reduce that total. Court-ordered traffic school attendance will not reduce points accumulated on your record.
If you are voluntarily attending traffic school, the school will automatically send your completion certification to the DMV. If you are attending due to a court-ordered settlement, the school will send the completion certificate to you, and you will be required to submit that certificate to the court.
Ticket Busters to the Rescue
Ticket Busters attempts to negotiate away traffic school requirements as part of their standard service, however, some courts may insist on traffic school attendance, especially in cases of repeat offenders. As a Ticket Busters client, if you are required to attend traffic school as part of your settlement, your representative may be able to assist with the costs of the course. Discuss this with your representative. If you’ve received a ticket in Clark County Nevada, call us today to discuss your case, at (702) 666-6666.