How to Take Traffic School in Los Angeles County

At Defensive Drivers Group Traffic School we know a few tricks to taking traffic school in Los Angeles, California. This guide shares those traffic school tips for students working with the Los AngelesSuperior Court Traffic Division.

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Follow these steps to take traffic school for the Los Angeles County:

  1. Wait for your courtesy notice. The Los Angeles Court website says that if you are cited for a traffic violation, the court will mail you a "courtesy" notice at the address listed on the citation.
  2. Confirm that you are eligible for traffic school. Your courtesy notice should tell you. (Any questions contact the Los Angeles court.)
  3. Pay your fine. If you elect to attend traffic school you must pay the total fine amount plus a State/Court Administrative fee before your Los Angeles court date or extended due date.
  4. Choose a licensed traffic school. (DDG is licensed). Check the DMV website for listings: go to the DMV Occupational License website and after clicking the "Start Search" button and after the disclaimer, select "Traffic School List" from the dropdown. Proceed from there according to the instructions on the site.
  5. Register for the course. Start by selecting Los Angeles County and the court where you received your traffic violation. Your traffic school due date will be on your courtesy notice. Make sure to add your LEA code found on your courtesy lotice. 
  6. Start Lesson 1. At the end of each lesson there is a short quiz of just three questions. Take the quizzes as many times as you need to pass.
  7. Pass the final exam. Answer just 70% correct and you pass!
  8. Traffic school certificate. Your California traffic school certificate will be sent electronically directly to both the California DMV and Los Angeles Superior Court.

How do I request a traffic school extension from the Los Angeles Traffic Court?

You may request one 60-day traffic school extension from the Los Angeles court in order to complete your traffic school. 

How to pay for your traffic violations in Los Angeles County

You may pay the bail amount or fine for your ticket to the Court before the date on the ticket that you are required to appear. The bail on a ticket is the amount of money required to guarantee your appearance in Court. This amount is set by a bail schedule according to your cited violation. You can pay your ticket:

How do I request traffic school from the Los Angeles Traffic Court?

You can request Los Angeles traffic school online, by mail, by phone, in person at the Clerk's Office windows, or at your Los Angeles court arraignment hearing if you are eligible. It is your responsibility to determine if you are eligible to attend traffic school. You are required to pay the bail amount listed on your notice, and pay an additional non-refundable traffic school processing fee of $64. You will have 64 days to complete traffic school in Los Angeles. 

Are you eligible to take traffic school in Los Angeles County?

To attend traffic school for Los Angeles, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You have not attended traffic school for a ticket issued within 18 months of the date of the ticket;
  • You must have a valid driver’s license;
  • If speeding, your speed was not more than 25 mph over the speed limit;
  • The offense is a moving (driving) violation that carries only one point; and
  • You were not driving a commercial vehicle or carrying hazardous material.

NOTE: Upon completion of traffic school, the school will electronically send your completion certificate to the DMV. The court will then download the certificate from the DMV. It is highly recommended that you verify that the court received your certificate of completion. You may do so by looking up your ticket on this website at least a week after you completed the course. If you sign up for traffic school and the court does not receive the completion certificate by the due date, the case will be closed and a conviction will appear on your driving record. If you are not eligible to attend traffic school but do anyway, the conviction will be reported on your driving record and there will be no refund of any fees paid. You are not eligible if the violation carries more than one point. Common violations that count for more than one point include:

  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Failing to stop at an accident scene
  • Speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour
  • Reckless driving
  • Engaging in speed contests

Notes about this guide to traffic school in Los Angeles

Note: This page is for informational purposes only to help traffic school students who need to work with the Los Angeles Superior Court Traffic Division. This information may change at any time, and it is up to the reader to verify this information with the Los Angeles court or other relevant parties.

How to Request your driver record from the California DMV

Check your driver record with the DMV here. It's $2 per check and only the driver may check his or her California driver record. Once you have successfully paid for your record ($2.00), you will be prompted to view and print your record.

For other services and information go to the California DMV site at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/home

How to contact the Traffic Division at the Los Angeles Traffic Court

List of Los Angeles Traffic Courthouses
http://www.lacourt.org/courthouse/mode/division/traffic

Schedule an Appointment with the Clerk

For faster service regarding your traffic matter, schedule an appointment before visiting the court. Please Login to make an appointment. If you do not have an account, please register as a new customer. This will allow you to easily schedule new appointments and modify/cancel existing appointments. You will also receive other benefits by registering for My Court Services.

 

Verify the Solano Traffic Court's Receipt of your Traffic School Completion

How do I check the status of a ticket for the Los Angeles Traffic Court?

You can check the status of your Los Angeles Traffic Court ticket using the Search by Driver’s License Number feature.

You will need your:

  • Your date of birth
  • Driver’s license number

You can find your ticket by Driver's License Number.

You can check the status of your Los Angeles Traffic Court ticket using the Search by Ticket Number feature. You will need:

  • The assigned court for the ticket

  • The law enforcement agency that issued the ticket

  • The citation number
  • Your date of birth

Ffind your ticket using Online Services by Ticket Number.

Facts about Los Angeles County, California

"Los Angeles County, one of California's original 27 counties, was established on Feb. 18, 1850.  It is one of the nation's largest counties with 4,084 square miles, and has the largest population of any county in the nation - nearly 10 million residents who account for approximately 27 percent of California's population. As a subdivision of the state, the County is charged with providing numerous services that affect the lives of all residents, including law enforcement, tax collection, public health protection, public social services, elections and flood control.

Today more than 10.4 million people call Los Angeles County home, residing in 88 cities and approximately 140 unincorporated areas. It continues to be an industrial and financial giant, and is one of the most cultural and ethnically diverse communities in the world.

Incorporated Cities

The first of the County's 88 cities was incorporated in 1850, the last in 1991.

Cities within the County of Los Angeles (PDF)  
Cities by Population (PDF)  
Communities by Supervisorial District (PDF)  
League of California Cities  
Map (PDF)
LA World Trade Center – compiled resource and city data

Unincorporated Areas

More than 65 percent of the County - 2,630 square miles - is unincorporated.  For the 1 million people living in those areas, the Board of Supervisors is their  "city council" and the supervisor representing the area the "mayor."  County departments provide the municipal services.  There are approximately 140 unincorporated communities, with the largest number located in the northern part of the County.

The listings below are intended to help those living and working in the unincorporated areas locate the municipal services available to them and their elected representatives.

Alphabetical Listing of Unincorporated Areas
An alphabetical listing is provided of unincorporated areas and the districts in which they are located.

Geography & Statistics

Los Angeles County is diverse. It has mountains, deserts, beaches and islands. It is urban and suburban. One city has 4 million people, another 95. Residents are very rich and very poor. They come from throughout the world and speak more than 100 – some say more than 200 – languages. It has more residents than any other county in the nation and is one of the largest in size.

Land Area 4,084 Square Miles
Unincorporated Area      2,638 Square Miles
Flat Land 1,741 Square Miles
Mountains 1,875 Square Miles
Hilly Land 246 Square Miles
Islands 129 Square Miles
Mountain Valleys 59 Square Miles
Marsh Land 28 Square Miles
Coast, Mainland 75 Miles


Note: Santa Catalina & San Clemente Islands are part of Los Angeles County
(71.96 and 57.17 square miles respectively)

Population

Total in Los Angeles County*    10,241,335
Largest City (Los Angeles) 4,030,904
Smallest City (Vernon) 210
Living within cities (88 cities) 9,189346
Living in unincorporated areas      1,051,989

Source: https://www.lacounty.gov/government/about-la-county.