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Traffic School is a program that allows persons cited for certain moving violations to receive instruction in driving and traffic safety.
Your courtesy bail notice will indicate if the violation you were cited for is traffic school eligible for a confidential traffic school conviction. You must meet the eligibility requirements noted below.
The clerk may grant a request to attend an eight hour traffic school program if you meet all of the program requirements.
All fees and proof of correction (if applicable) are due by the due date shown on your courtesy bail notice. The traffic school fee is comprised of the highest bail amount for traffic school eligible violations, plus a State Administrative Fee. Your check or money order must equal the total non-refundable fee shown on your courtesy bail notice.
Traffic School proof of completion is due 13 weeks for adults (8 weeks for minors) from your original due date. Your arraignment or due date and Traffic School completion date are indicated on your courtesy bail notice.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, mail the bottom portion of your courtesy bail notice with any proof of correction and your check or money order to the return address indicated on your courtesy bail notice.
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.
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.
If you are eligible and decide not to attend Traffic Violator School (TVS) your automobile insurance may be adversely affected. In order to receive a confidential Traffic School conviction your must meet the following eligibility requirements listed below.
A defendant charged with any of the following infractions shall NOT BE ELIGIBLE to attend traffic violator school.
If you do not satisfy the above requirements, the clerk cannot grant a TVS request; you must make your request to a judicial officer.
Traffic School certificates are submitted to the court electronically by the Department of Motor Vehicles Certified Traffic School.
You may print a copy out for your records or request a copy from your classroom instructor.
You will not receive confirmation from this court. If you wish to verify the court has received your proof of completion you may contact the court or view your case our website to determine if your case is now closed.
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.