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Resumen

La Escuela de tráfico es un programa que permite que las personas citadas por ciertas infracciones de vehículos en movimiento reciban instrucción sobre seguridad a manejar y en el tráfico.

El aviso de cortesía indicará si la infracción que fueron citados por la escuela de trafico es eligible para una condena de escuela de trafico confidencial. Tiene que cumplir con los requisitos indicados abajo. Si no cumple con los requisitos su pedido tiene que ser aprobado por un funcionario judicial.

Es posible que el secretario de la corte le conceda un pedido de asistir a un programa de Escuela de tráfico de ocho horas si cumple con todos los requisitos del programa.

Lo que tiene que hacer

  • Tiene que cumplir con todos los requisitos que figuran abajo. 
  • Tiene que asistir a una escuela de tráfico certificada por el DMV en la zona en que vive. 
  • Tiene que pagar toda la cuota no reembolsable antes de asistir a la clase.

Todas las cuotas y pruebas de corrección (si corresponden) se deben pagar o presentar antes de que venza la fecha que aparezca en su aviso de cortesía. La cuota de la escuela de tráfico comprende la cantidad de fianza más alta para las infracciones que cumplen con los requisitos de la escuela de tráfico, más una cuota administrativa del estado. Su cheque o giro postal debe ser por la cantidad de la cuota no reembolsable que figura en su aviso de cortesía.

Los adultos tienen que entregar la prueba de haber completado la escuela de tráfico dentro de las 13 semanas (los menores de edad dentro de las 8 semanas) a partir de la fecha original. La fecha de su lectura de cargos, o fecha de pago o entrega, y la fecha de finalización de la escuela de tráfico figuran en su aviso de cortesía.

Si cumple con los requisitos, envíe por correo la parte superior del aviso de cortesía, con la prueba de corrección que corresponda, y su cheque o giro postal a la dirección indicada en el  aviso de cortesía.

Find a Traffic School

San Luis Obispo Court approved traffic schools:

This list of approved traffic schools is from the California Traffic Safety Institute; you may contact them at (661) 940-1907 or at www.ctsi-courtnetwork.org. If the website asks for an access code, use '143' (no quotes).

Traffic schools charge an additional fee to enroll, separate from the Court's traffic school fee.

Be On Time

If you fail to submit proof of Traffic School completion to the Court by the assigned due date, the Court will order your Traffic School fee converted to bail and forfeited with no further proceedings. If you are charged with multiple offenses, you will be required to post additional bail or appear in court. A bail forfeiture is a conviction and will be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Traffic School Eligibility Requirements

If you are eligible and decide not to attend Traffic Violator School (TVS) your automobile insurance may be adversely affected. You cannot attend TVS unless approved by the court clerk or a judicial officer. The clerk may grant a pre-trial request to attend an eight-hour TVS program if you meet all of the following requirements:

  1. You must have a valid Class C Driver's License.
  2. You are charged with an infraction that is between §21000 and §28114 of the Vehicle Code which is reportable to the Department of Motor Vehicles, subject, however, to a few exceptions.

Non Eligibility

A defendant charged with any of the following infractions shall NOT BE ELIGIBLE to attend traffic violator school. 

  • A violation that carries a negligent operator point count of more than one point (VC §12810) or one and one-half points under Vehicle Code § 12810.5(b)(2).
  • A violation that occurs within 18 months after the date of a previous violation and the defendant either attended or elected to attend a traffic violator school for the previous violation (VC §1808.7).
  • A violation of Vehicle Code §22406.5 (tank vehicles).
  • A violation related to alcohol use or possession or drug use or possession.
  • A violation which the defendant failed to appear under Vehicle Code §40508(a), or failed to pay under VC 40508(b), unless the failure-to-appear or failure-to-pay charge has been adjudicated and any fine imposed has been paid.
  • A violation on which the defendant has failed to appear under Penal Code §1214.1 unless the civil monetary assessment has been paid.
  • A speeding violation in which the speed alleged is more than 25 miles over a speed limit as set forth in Chapter 7 (commencing with § 22348) Division 11 of the Vehicle Code.
  • A violation that occurs in a commercial vehicle as defined in Vehicle Code § 15210(b).
  • A violation by a defendant having a class A, class B, or Commercial    class C driver’s license.

If you do not satisfy the above requirements, the clerk cannot grant a TVS request; you must make your request to a judicial officer.

After Completing Traffic School

Submit your proof of Traffic School attendance to the court no later than 13 weeks (8 weeks for minors) from the arraignment or due date. You may mail your traffic school certificate Original Courts Copy to:
San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Traffic Processing Center
1050 Monterey St., Rm 222, San Luis Obispo, CA  93408

If you complete an on-line traffic school, your certificate will be submitted electronically to the court by the Traffic School provider.  The court will respond by email to you once proof has been filed and to let you know if anything further is required from you.

You will not receive any further information from this court unless it is found you do not qualify for traffic school or your request was not completed correctly. You may check the status of your citation on our website though, which will indicate we have received proof of your traffic school attendance.

If you sign up for Traffic School and it is later discovered you do not meet the above requirements, the bail and fee will be applied to your case and closed with a conviction and no further proceedings will occur.