Traffic School Goes High Tech
For most people, time is their most precious commodity. In fact,
there's often never enough time in the day to get everything
done, and people face packed schedules from the time they wake
up in the morning until the time they go to bed. Sometimes,
however, the unexpected happens: like getting a traffic ticket.
Getting a traffic ticket means one of two things: having that
black mark placed on your driving record or completing traffic
school to keep your record clean. Keeping your record clean once
meant having to attend walk-in traffic school: eight full hours,
usually on a Saturday, watching videos and listening to an
instructor. For lucky students, the instructor is charismatic
and makes the afternoon more bearable. Some walk-in traffic
schools try to entice drivers to their schools with promises of
pizza and comedy. But, even for the promise of a couple of
slices of pizza and a few laughs, drivers just aren't willing to
sacrifice their days.
Fortunately, drivers have an alternative to traditional walk-in
traffic school: one that will keep their driving record clean
and spare them a wasted day. More and more drivers - hit with
traffic violations - are turning to online traffic school or
online defensive driving courses, a burgeoning industry that is
poised to one day make walk-in traffic schools a thing of the
It's a simple process: register for online traffic school, pay
the fee and get started. Many drivers can finish the course in
between four and six hours, sometimes less. With schools like
TicketRelief.com, students are able to start and stop the course
at their leisure. Online traffic school offers convenience -
something those strapped for time so desperately need.
Ellen Koka, a mother of two, simply had no time to waste in a
traditional walk-in traffic school setting. So, she turned to
TicketRelief.com. She was able to finish her course in only a
few hours while her children were on a playdate. "Online, Ticket
Relief was the best way to get my traffic school requirements
done," she says.
Earl Jamison also knows all too well how hectic life can be. A
father of two with a full-time job, Jamison had already sat
through two walk-in traffic courses when he was hit with another
traffic ticket. This time, however, he was no longer willing or
able to spend eight hours in a classroom. So, he turned to the
internet. "The fact that I could take traffic school whenever I
wanted was just too convenient to pass up," he says.
"The advantages are obvious: convenient, inexpensive and being
able to log in and out whenever I had the time was awesome,"
Jamison continues, "I would even go as far as to say that I
learned much more from this than I ever learned in any traffic
school classroom course I'd taken in the past."
Jamison, who vows he'll turn to online traffic school in the
future, isn't the only one who's enjoyed success with online
traffic school. Cal Spinney turned to TicketRelief.com when he
was hit with a traffic violation. "For my personal style of
learning and working, the online flexibility and freedom trumps
any advantages that might be offered in a rigid and structured
classroom environment," he says.
Of course, as with anything, there can be disadvantages to
online traffic school. While most traffic schools offer prompt
customer service, traditional walk-in schools have instructors
who can immediately answer any questions or address concerns.
Further, as Spinney points out, sometimes the clarity of course
material can present a problem, albeit an easily solved one with
a call or email to customer service.
"The online version offered by Ticket Relief allowed me to go at
my own pace, and on my own time. However, as is to be expected,
there is a premium on clarity and completeness with online
courses as there is no "instructor" at hand to offer advice,
corrections, or general guidance. Fortunately for students of
Ticket Relief, this course has been created with full knowledge
of this limitation and includes all that I needed to
successfully pass through the final exam on my own," he says.
Online traffic school also tends to offer updated material
compared to that offered at traditional walk-in traffic schools.
For example, TicketRelief.com updates its material annually, to
ensure clarity and effectiveness. Mike P. Welch understands the
importance of updated material. He attended traditional walk-in
traffic school, only to find that much of the material was
"The instructor had us watch a video that was from the 1970's
and a big segment was on call boxes, which I felt was
irrelevant, considering the majority of the population now has
cell phones," Welch says.
Welch, too, vows to use online traffic school should the need
Among the many online traffic schools drivers can choose from is
Ticket Relief, known for their dedication to customer service
and quality course materials. TicketRelief.com offers drivers in
California (including a Los Angeles defensive driving course and
a San Diego defensive driving course), Texas and Florida an
easy, convenient alternative to traditional walk-in traffic
school. Poised for major expansion in the next few years, Ticket
Relief aims to provide traffic courses - and other driving
services such as driver's license renewal - to drivers in all 50
If their record of satisfied customers is any indication,
TicketRelief.com is set to become a major player in the
industry. "Ticket Relief has been complimented highly on its
ease of use, user-friendly environment, and well organized
traffic school course. Discounts have always been a favorite
amongst students. We offer senior, student, military, and AAA
discounts," Travis, founder of TicketRelief.com, says.
To learn more about online traffic school or to register for a
course, visit www.ticketrelief.com.