Traffic school is a privilege given by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the California court system. By enrolling in a DMV licensed traffic school, the alleged traffic offense will be processed as a “confidential conviction,” meaning the alleged traffic offense will not be disclosed to any person except a court and shall be used by the DMV only for statistical purposes and no violation point count shall be assessed. Consequently, it prevents drastic increases in auto insurance premiums. Since one point will be maintained in the DMV’s record for three years, this can result in savings to your insurance premium of over $1,000 for a three year period.
(Please note this course is not applicable to DUI convictions or commercial vehicle convictions of commercial vehicle license holders.)