Ocean View Traffic Safety School

Frequently Asked Questions

How often can I go to traffic school?

Vehicle Code 41501. (a) After a deposit of bail and bail forfeiture, a plea of guilty or no contest, or a conviction, the court may order a continuance of a proceeding against a person, who receives a notice to appear in court for a violation of a statute relating to the safe operation of a vehicle, in consideration for successful completion of a course of instruction at a licensed school for traffic violators and pursuant to Section 1803.5 or 42005, the court may order that the conviction be held confidential by the department in accordance with Section 1808.7. The court shall notify a person that only one conviction within 18 months will be held confidential.

Is there a test?

The online final exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. It is an open book test, meaning you may refer back to the course material at any time during the exam. You must score at least 70% in order to pass the exam. If you do not pass the exam the first time, you may retake it one additional time. If you score below 70% on the second attempt, contact us.

Can I get an extension? What if the due date is coming up?

Most courts grant extensions. Refer to your court paperwork and contact your court for extension information. 

If I have a class A, B, or commercial C license, can I take the course?

Per the 2013 California Vehicle Code section 42005: To the extent the court is in conformance with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and except as otherwise provided in this section, the court may, after deposit of the fee under Section 42007 or bail, order or permit a person who holds a class A, class B, or commercial class C driver's license, who pleads guilty or no contest or is convicted of a traffic offense, to complete a course of instruction at a licensed traffic violator school if the person was operating a vehicle requiring only a class C license, or a class M license. The court may not order that the record of conviction be kept confidential. However, the conviction shall not be added to a violation point count for purposes of determining whether a driver is presumed to be a negligent operator under Section 12810.5.