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Online Traffic School is a Drag

Updated on May 5, 2011

What do you call 48 states between a California traffic school and a Florida traffic school? The difference! I fancy it is friggin' amusing in the midst of searching for the lowest online traffic school, Florida takes the web cake. But it is a tiny bit bamboozling because I come from Georgia and came across an online traffic school for considerably less. Not really the point however.

Gas expenses, vehicle insurance, auto payments, vehicle keep, gosh! Just having a car is expensive these days, talk about shattering your piggy bank. When it comes to traffic school, there are just a couple of alternatives better than this one. Uno, not having to go and two online traffic schools!

There once was a time I utilized the ultimatum of attending traffic school instead of the alternative. Naturally traffic schools are easier on your wallet than shelling out money for the fine nonetheless it still cost about 50 shells in addition to the cost of administrative fees to go. So I took the internet traffic school route and came across a Florida online traffic school that cost around $14.00. Certainly this beats the alternative however it has its pros and cons.

First, I realized that taking the Florida online traffic school course was a waste of time because I live in California, kidding. I received my number one traffic violation a couple years ago and thought this... Pro numero uno, the internet class is is worthless because you get to look in the driver's pamphlet for all the answers but you aren't learning anything. Pro two, taking it can significantly reduce your insurance premium, of course you should fail to mention you why you took the class hint, hint.

Down numero uno, the driving manual fails to mention that in the event you receive a second demerit within 18 months after finishing the driving course you don't get do it again, you're S.O.L. So you either have to render you money or challenge it. Now that is one huge disadvantage that I would have profited from knowing before hand.

Back to what I was saying, while rummaging through the internet I stumbled upon an EBook that promises to teach you how to win the fight against those intrusive traffic tickets. While reading I became a little angry because I should have saved my "get out of jail free" card for an emergency. Yes, did I stutter? I could have saved my ticket and money if I had only stumbled across this first.

Basically I could have freed myself a lot of time and money if only I had used this knowledge first. I punch myself in the face just thinking about it because in this situation, what you don't know can come back to haunt you. The deplorable circumstance when it comes to traffic schools is the "get out of jail free" card is nonrefundable, so your most favored option is to protest the traffic ticket first and keep your free card for when you really need it. That is unless you ironically like purchasing traffic violations instead of buying yourself other things.


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      Olga 6 years ago

      Glad to be one of numerous visitants on this beautiful and so useful for all people website : D hmm

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      Milla Mahno 7 years ago from Florida

      LOL I always maintain that traffic laws are all about revenue not about safety.

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      nryninaygr 7 years ago

      Driving classes are a complete waste of time. My husband and I moved to Illinois (Chicago) from California (LA) and people here are the worst drivers I've ever seen!!! They actually run into each other at four way stops!!! No, no amount of classes can fix it if you don't have any depth perception. Ha ha ha. About those classes to get rid of tickets, my husband has been driving big rigs for 20 years, and had the nose of his truck in an intersection when the left turn arrow turned yellow. He continued through which is the safest option. Not only did a cop give him a ticket for taking a (yellow) light, but took his license until he paid the $115, AND because he is a CDL driver, he was not eligible to take the class and keep points off the license.

      That is why you see people stop halfway in the intersection, and BACK UP!!! WTF? I have seen three accidents from people doing things like that here in Illinois, and now I know why, the law enforcement only cares about getting the money, and not about safety. To all of you out there I called idiots (Illinois drivers) I apologize, although I don't trust any of you on the road, at least I understand why you drive the way you do.

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      Hi Hibiscus, yes learning to drive is an important survival skill. Yet online traffic schools have very little to do with it :)

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      hibiscus_mel 9 years ago from Marlton, New Jersey

      Driving is a skill that needs to be developed. Learning how to do it well would be a little bit hard doing it just online. Yes, it would be a drag. I took my driving lessons in Illinois, a bit expensive but really worth it.;-)

      Good tips. Thanks.

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      Hi Glassvisage,

      You should be an extravert then. Most of us are I guess :)

      Hi Derek,

      Sure, we all have our likes :)

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      derekcaulfield 9 years ago

      I suppose , I just like the city type of life were you walk, bus or train, I'm a city boy pretty much. I'm actually a good driver,It just is't my favourite thing to do.

      But in florida you have drive and thats life so I have to deal with it.

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      glassvisage 9 years ago from Northern California

      Traffic school is definitely my alternative of choice, but I couldn't do it for hours online. I have to be around people and not stare at a screen for so long.

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      Hi Derek,

      Thank you for stopping by. You know, Misha likes to say - people don't like what they didn't master yet. Try to master driving, I bet you'll love it :)

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      derekcaulfield 9 years ago

      I had to do traffic school once when I first got my license a year and a bit a go. It was pretty easy but was still sucky. And owning a car is actually expensive to run especially insurance for a 20 year old. I don't like driving any way . I miss the dublin bus system .

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      @Christoph: Thank you for stopping by and for the welcome :)

      @AEvans: You, of course you could! :)

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I didn't realize you could protest thanks for sharing the information. :)

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      Nice hub, Milla. I enjoyed reading it and I welcome you to hubpages. Thanks for the info!

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      Countrywomen, no sweat really sister :) I think Peter meant real driving schools, not a kind of parody on driving schools that we have here in USA :) Real offence - real schools, you know ;)

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      Milla- I was replying to "I didn't realise that US states send you back to driving school for offences. In the Uk you have to have committed a very serious offence"

      What I meant was even here in US it's not that serious a offence that you end up going to traffic school(I was trying to convey that going to a school is normal here even most of the times voluntary hence sometimes even people who commit minor traffic violations also take up DD course). And then getting a pardon is usually treated on a case to case basis (which I mentioned in the brackets).

      Ofcourse there are certain offences which are not excused easily (or rather shouldnot be too)...LOL

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Trsmd :)

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      Trsmd 9 years ago from India

      very nice tips and good hub..

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      Milla Mahno 9 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sorry, I was away and could not reply earlier.

      @Sandra: Thanks sister for stopping by.

      @Misha: Glad you liked it, I felt a bit uneasy knowing you'll read it.

      @Pjdscott: They usually don't send you to the school; I mean you are not forced to go there but it is often a wise move. You get less points or even get your ticket dismissed.

      @Countrywomen: I think some tickets are considered a crime here. I know for sure Misha was jailed more than once for going too fast :D and what you said about a defensive driving course is an absolute truth, could not have said better myself!

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      pjdscott- Getting a ticket isn't crime here (although I haven't got one till date but touchwood)... Usually once one completes the defensive driving course from the traffic school then the violation is sort of pardoned(again depends on the kind of violation). Besides the obvious reasons like Ticket dismissal & fine/point reduction, this course is also useful because it lowers the possible increase in insurance premiums if the course wasn't done.

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      pjdscott 9 years ago from Durham, UK

      Good hub! I didn't realise that US states send you back to driving school for offences. In the Uk you have to have committed a very serious offence (such as knocking down someone) to go back to driving school. Keep up the good work!

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      Yep Milla, I tend to agree :)

      Sometimes traffic school could be a lifesaver, and it is wiser to keep it unused if your ticket is easy to beat.

      Good job, keep them coming :)

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      sandra rinck 9 years ago

      really, it's like that? Good tip. Thanks!


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