Traffic Schools in Utah
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The state leaves it up to its individual jurisdictions as to whether you can attend traffic school to lower a traffic ticket fine. Check with the state jurisdiction where you got your ticket for school locations, and whether or not you're eligible to take a course. It'll be able to give you the details on fine reduction and other steps you need to take.
Each city has its own rules for who can take traffic school. Generally, to be eligible:
- You must not be a perpetual ticket-getter; each jurisdiction has its own parameters for this rule. Some say you can't attend traffic school more than once every six months; for others, no more than once a year.
- The traffic ticket can't be the result of an accident or a school zone offense.
- You need to have a valid driver's license.
Courses usually last from three to eight hours.
Ask About Online
If you don't want to go to traffic school in-person, ask the jurisdiction if there's an online course you can take in lieu.
Even if you never got a ticket, you may want to attend traffic school for a break on your insurance. Check with your insurance company to see if it offers discounts. Mature driver improvement courses are also available for drivers who are age 50 and older. These courses are sponsored by organizations such as the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Safety Council.
Generally, after finishing a court-ordered traffic school, you get a certificate of completion to take back to the court. If you've lost your certificate, contact the traffic school you attended for a reprint. Additional shipping charges may apply.
Expect to pay from $60 on up for traffic school, plus whatever fines you incurred for the ticket. Some charge an extra $20 or so to take the class online.
Check the official Utah Department of Public Safety Driver License Division site for more information about traffic schools, or call your local jurisdiction.
DMV.org cannot look up your ticket or the dates when you last took a course to dismiss a traffic violation. Click here to obtain a certified copy of your Utah driving record. To pay your ticket, you must contact the court indicated on the ticket.Local Traffic Schools
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