We all know that getting a traffic ticket can be frustrating. Not only that these tickets are very expensive, but it can also mean getting points awarded against your driver’s license. And, if you accumulate enough points, it can mean suspending your license or worse, revocation of your license.
Getting a traffic ticket will also mean that your insurance premium will increase. You need to remember that insurance companies don’t want to insure drivers who are very likely to get involved in a car accident. This is why they raise their insurance premium rates to people who have one or more traffic violations in their record.
The good news is, you can get your traffic ticket dismissed. To do this, all you need to do is pay for your ticket and go to a traffic school.
The process will start by calling the number stated on your ticket. You will be reminded about the date and time of your court appearance. Once you get in front of a judge, you need to present your case. You usually don’t need a lawyer for this especially if you only made a minor offense or if this is your first traffic ticket, but not every case is the same and it is up to you if you want to be represented by an attorney.
After you present your case, you have to get permission from court to take traffic school instead of having your traffic ticket count against your driving record. After getting approval from court, the next thing that you have to do is find an accredited traffic school. You will also find online traffic schools in the internet if you want more convenience.
The next step is to register with the traffic school of your choice and pay for the fees.
You have to study and pass the course you take and after finishing and passing, you will be presented with a certificate of completion. This is what you need to show the judge in order for him or her to dismiss your traffic ticket.
Going to traffic school may be inconvenient and costly but if you take a look at the price for the traffic school and compare it to the amount of money you have to pay for your increased insurance premium rate, not to mention the price of the traffic ticket and the points awarded against your driving record, traffic school will sound like it’s the best and cheapest option for you.
Besides, all you need is a few hours to spare to go to traffic school. Depending on the traffic offense, you may need to spend around 6 to 8 hours in traffic school. And, the best part of it all is that online traffic schools will allow you to choose your schedule to learn.
Traffic schools will also teach you about the new traffic rules and regulations and help you become a more responsible and safer driver. So, the next time you get a speeding ticket or any other traffic violation ticket, you may want to consider requesting for a traffic school. The small inconvenience of going to traffic school will go a long way for your future in driving.