How to Take Traffic School in the Solano Superior Court

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

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Follow these steps to take traffic school for the Solano Superior Court:

  1. Wait for your courtesy notice. The Solano Court website says thatif 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 Solano 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 Solano 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 Solano County and the court where you received your traffic violation. Your traffic school due date will be on your courtesy notice.
  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 Solano Superior Court.
  9. Look your case up here at the Solano Superior Court "Court Connect" website. Wait five business days before checking with the court. If it says "DMV UPDATE COMPLETE" then you are all done.

Are extensions available for Solano Superior Court Traffic Court?

According to the Solano Superior Court Traffic Division extended due dates are available. Contact the court to ask for an extension. http://www.solanocourts.com/Courts/Traffic.html.

Contact information: Solano Superior Court Traffic Court

Main Solano Traffic Division page: http://www.solanocourts.com/Courts/Traffic.html

Solano Traffic Division Locations, Hours and Phone Numbers

Fairfield Branch    
Appearance Location:  
Hall of Justice  
600 Union Avenue 
Fairfield, CA 94533
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2463 
Fairfield, CA 94533
 
Phone Number:
(707) 207-7360

Vallejo Branch
Appearance Location:
Solano Justice Center 
321 Tuolumne Street 
Vallejo, CA 94590
 
Mailing Address:
321 Tuolumne Street 
Vallejo, CA 94590

Phone Number:
(707) 561-7860

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays . 

Phone Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays

Are you eligible to take traffic school in Solano County?

The requirements for traffic school eligibility are as follows:

  • You must have a valid driver's license.
  • You have not attended or elected to attend traffic school in the past 18 months.**
  • You have no outstanding Failure to Appear or Failure to Pay.
  • The citation involves a moving infraction and does not involve any drug or alcohol violations.
  • You were not speeding more than 25 mph over the posted limit.

Please note: Commercial Drivers are not eligible for Traffic School if cited while driving a commercial vehicle. For moving violations occurring on or after January 1, 2013, holders of commercial driver licenses cited while operating a vehicle that requires only a Class C or Class M license (such as a personal/non-commercial vehicle) may be eligible to attend traffic school.  DMV will not mask the conviction from view on a person's driving record; however, no points will be assessed. 


NOTICE:  If you are eligible and decide not to attend traffic school, your automobile insurance and driving record may be adversely affected.  One conviction in any 18-month period will be held confidential and not show on your driving record if you complete traffic school.  If you complete traffic school when legally ineligible for a confidential conviction, DMV will remove confidentiality of the conviction from your driving record and the conviction and violation point will appear on your driving record at the DMV.

**The 18-month eligibility period for a confidential conviction after completion of traffic school is determined from violation date to violation date.

For additional traffic school eligibility information, refer to California Rules of Court, Rule 4.104.

Facts about Solano County, California

About Solano County, California

Solano County comprises the Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.[5] Solano County is the northeastern county in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region.

The Government of Solano County is defined and authorized under the California Constitution and law as a general law county. The County government provides countywide services such as elections and voter registration, law enforcement, jails, vital records, property records, tax collection, public health, and social services. In addition the County serves as the local government for all unincorporated areas.

The County government is composed of the elected five-member Board of Supervisors, several other elected offices including the Sheriff-Coroner, District Attorney, Assessor/Recorder, Auditor-Controller, and Treasurer/Tax Collector/County Clerk, and numerous county departments and entities under the supervision of the County Administrator.

Solano County has seven public school districts that manage 114 schools serving nearly 71,000 students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. The schools are proud to report that student test scores have steadily risen over the past seven years. According to California's Academic Performance Index (API), which combines the scores of the STAR Test and the California High School Exit Exam, Solano County scores have risen an average of 26 points from 2004 to 2007.

Beyond the high school, Solano County is served by the Solano Community College, a University of California campus with the California Maritime Academy, Touro University on Mare Island and several extension campuses of several major universities.  Solano County also lays claim to the University of California, Davis, with the agricultural components of the campus extending into the county.

Free bicycle safety helmets are available to children under age 18 if their family resides in Solano County and meets one or more of the eligibility requirements listed here:

  • Medi-Cal recipient
  • CalWORKS recipient
  • Partnership HealthPlan of California member
  • Solano WORKS participant
  • Low Income

Note

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

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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 check that the Solano Traffic Court has closed your case

You can check your traffic school completion with the Solano Superior Court by following these steps:

  1. Wait a week for the Solano Superior Court to process your traffic school completion
  2. Look your case up here
  3. After the court processes your traffic school completion, you will see "DMV UPDATE COMPLETE"
  4. If you don't see your case, or it is not yet closed, please wait a bit longer or contact the Solano court traffic division directly

 

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

How to pay for your traffic violations in Solano County

Credit card payments to the Solano court are accepted by phone or online. There is a service fee to pay by credit card.

  • To make a payment by phone, CALL: 707-430-0342. Phone payment hours are Mon-Fri 4:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sat-Sun 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
  • To make a payment online, visit our payment website at: www.solanocourtpayments.com

Financial hardship and ability to pay. If you have a financial hardship and can show that you are unable to pay the full amount for the offenses on your traffic ticket, you may request the court to consider your ability to pay. However, you must explain your financial situation to the court in person or fill out a Declaration/Ability to Pay form.  You can get the form at any Solano Traffic Court Clerk window or click here:  Declaration Form. If you appear in court and plead “guilty” at arraignment, you may request that the court considers your ability to pay in reducing the fine to be paid. If you plead “not guilty,” after a trial and conviction, you may request that the court considers your ability to pay in deciding the fine ordered for the offenses. (Veh. Code, § 42003(c)). Once the court determines your ability to pay you can ask it to reconsider if your financial circumstances change.

What does my citation from the Solano Superior Court tell me?

It is important to read the information on the front and back of your citation from the Solano Superior Court. The front side of the citation issued to you provides you with the following information:

  • Citation number
  • Issuing agency
  • Date and time of the citation
  • Violations for which you were cited
  • Location of violation
  • Issuing officer
  • Place and time by which you promised to appear

Solano Superior Court Courtesy Notices

If you are cited for a traffic violation, the court will mail you a "courtesy" notice at the address listed on the citation. Most questions will be answered with information provided by the courtesy notice. Please allow approximately three to four weeks from the date you received your citation for the court to process your citation and mail a courtesy notice. You are still required to respond to your citation whether or not you receive a courtesy notice.

There are payment options to help avoid the inconvenience and time associated with coming to the courthouse. There may be an additional fee required for extended payment options. If you do not receive your courtesy notice or do not understand your options, you may come in person to the courthouse or inquire by phone or mail prior to your court date. If your appearance in court is required, your courtesy notice will indicate "Yes" next to the words “Must go to Court.”