Like most people, you may already have had the displeasure of getting a traffic ticket. If you did, then you know that this can be very expensive depending on the traffic offense you did. And, we also know for a fact that fighting or disputing the ticket in court is almost an impossible task to do. This is why you may want to consider an alternative way to pay for your traffic ticket, which is by going to traffic school.
First of all, you need to know why you should go to traffic school instead of just paying for the ticket. Two good reasons are insurance cost increase and points awarded against your driver’s license.
When you get a traffic ticket and you just pay for it and avoid going to traffic school, you are actually admitting guilt. This means that points will be awarded against your driving record, which is of course a public record that insurance companies can access.
When the insurance company finds out about your traffic ticket, they will automatically see you as a risk. And, you have to understand that insurance companies don’t like to ensure people who are likely to get involved in a car accident. As a result, the insurance company will increase your monthly insurance premium.
Also, you need to remember that when you accumulate enough points in your license or driving record, it will mean the suspension or even revocation of your driver’s license.
So, what can traffic schools do to prevent this?
By going to traffic school, you will actually tell the judge that you are willing to become a safer and more responsible driver. And, to do this, you are willing to spend your precious time to go to traffic school. After you complete and pass traffic school, you will be given a certificate of completion, which you will present to the judge. The judge will then dismiss your traffic ticket, which ultimately means that points will not be awarded against your driver’s license.
When you get a traffic ticket, make sure that you don’t contest it. Instead, you may want to pay for the fine for the traffic ticket and request the judge that you go to traffic school.
Most states today are now offering online traffic schools, which will add to your convenience. You can study at your own pace and right in the comforts of your own home and you can also take the exam without ever leaving your house. All you need is a computer with an active internet connection and you’re ready to go.
You may need to pay for traffic school as well as for the fine in the traffic ticket you received. You will also need to pay the court fee as well as other fees involved. But, this really is the cheapest alternative because points will not be awarded against your license and this will ultimately mean no increase in your insurance premium rate.
Going to traffic school may sound inconvenient especially if you’re a busy person but if you take a closer look at the benefits you will get, it will definitely outweigh the inconvenience you will experience when you go to traffic school.