Online Traffic School
Licensed by the State of California, DMV License #E8579
If you received a traffic citation in California and choose (with the court’s permission) to attend traffic school, this program is for you. Complete the course at your convenience. Log on and off as you choose. Upon successful completion, your certificate will be sent electronically and immediately to the court. Receive a “completion receipt” to keep for your records.
Also available in Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am not able to complete the course before my due date?
Contact the court to request an extension, by phone or through court’s website. Most courts will allow 1 extension. After you receive an extension, send us the new date and we will update your account.
Why am I being asked personal identity questions?
It’s a DMV requirement to confirm your identity in order to attend a traffic school class at home. These are answers that only you would know. We recommend that you write these down. You may not use symbols or special characters in this section.
Do I have to complete the course in 1 sitting? How do I continue?
You do not have to complete the course in 1 sitting. Log back onto BayAreaDriving.com, click on the Online Traffic School page. Click on the green “Returning Students” link above, top right. Continue where you left off.
I completed all of the chapters and the test won’t open. Why can’t I take the test?
The DMV requires that you “study” (read) the material for at least 1 hour before taking the test. Once the full hour has passed, you will have access to the test. You must fill out your personal identity questions properly and click the box which confirms it is you taking the test.
How many questions are on the test? What if I don’t pass?
There are 25 questions on the test. Passing is -7 or less. It’s open book and open notes. If you do not pass, you may take a 2nd test. 2nd test must be completed within 1 week.
After I pass the final test do I need to do anything else?
Once you pass the test, your certificate will be sent electronically and immediately to the court. You do not need to do anything else. We recommend that you call the court after 3-5 business days to ensure the point was removed from your record.
I am entering the personal identity questions correctly but the website is not accepting my answers. What is going on?
The website does not allow special characters. i.e. If you put AT&T as an answer, the system will not accept the “&” sign. Enter ATT as your answer. Also, if you entered the digit “2” then you must reenter the digit. Do not spell out “two.” Contact the office and we can help you reset your identity questions.
What if I forget my personal identity questions?
Receive an email to remind you of the identity questions. Check your spam / junk folder if you do not see the email in your inbox. Contact the office if you are not able to retrieve the email.
I received an email saying that my certificate was rejected. What should I do?
Your certificate will be rejected if you enter the wrong information upon class registration, i.e. wrong driver’s license number, docket number, wrong court, etc. Certificates will also be rejected if you do not pay the court’s required fees. Contact the court to discuss details of rejected certificate. Contact the traffic school with corrected information if the court requires the certifcate to be resubmitted. There is a $15 adminstration fee to resubmit the certificate due to errors made upon enrollment.
I already paid the court for the traffic school option. Why do I have to pay again?
If you choose to attend traffic school, the court has 2 fees. The first fee is the fine for the violation and the second fee is to have permission to attend traffic school. This administrative fee keeps your case open to allow time to complete traffic school. Our traffic school fee is the cheapest of the fees, only $34.99.