Auto Club Offers Online Traffic School Course; Available For First Time To Drivers With Orange County Violations

(SANTA ANA, July 31, 2009) – Beginning Aug. 1, traffic violators in Orange County will have the option of attending any Orange County Superior Court-approved online traffic school. AAA’s preferred online traffic school provider, I Drive Safely is court-approved for Orange County.

More than 100,000 motorists attend traffic school in Orange County annually, yet previously online traffic school was not available for citations issued here. Most other California counties let violators choose from a variety of options including online courses.

Any member of the Auto Club who has received a traffic ticket for a moving violation in Orange County that qualifies for traffic school dismissal and who hasn’t attended a traffic school course in the past 18 months, may use the convenient online traffic school provider I Drive Safely by going to and clicking on the Automotive tab. Auto Club driving services information and the online traffic school option is under the Driver’s Education drop down list.

The online traffic school option is appealing because traffic violators can access the course 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can work at their own pace, and also can obtain same-day online traffic school completion certificates if desired, according to Kathy Downing, the Auto Club’s manager of driver services.

The cost of the I Drive Safely course is $22.45 for Auto Club members and non-members can save 10 percent of the $24.95 price by becoming members.

The online traffic school course provided by AAA and offered by the Auto Club also is available for citations issued in Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura.