Traffic Safety Institute (CTSI) is a non-profit company, which has been providing staffing
and monitoring services to the California Courts in the administration of individual court
approved traffic violator schools since June 27, 1985.
CTSI operates under the legislative authority of CVC 11205 (l) and (m) as amended in
Pursuant to AB2499, which was passed in
the 2009-2010 legislative session, effective July 1, 2011, traffic violations where a
defendant has elected or been ordered to attend a traffic violator school will no longer
be a dismissal on the driving record. They will now become a confidential conviction.
A confidential conviction will mask the violation from your public record. Insurance
companies will not see the confidential conviction.
A traffic violator school conviction will not be masked if:
- There is a prior TVS
dismissal/conviction within the previous 18 months.
- The conviction is a major (2 point)
violation (DUI or Reckless Driving)
- The driver was operating a commercial
vehicle at the time of the violation.
Benefits of Attending Traffic Violator School:
NOTICE: If you are eligible and decide not to attend traffic school your automobile
insurance may be adversely affected. The citation will also go on your record and reflect
the point count that goes along with the violation. Too many points may lead to being
considered a Negligent Operator and your privilege to drive may be suspended by the DMV.
If you have recently
completed a DMV licensed traffic school program which included classroom, internet or home
study and have a complaint please click here.
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