Were you aware?
Some states offer specific ways to have traffic tickets dismissed. Unfortunately California is NOT one of them.
There IS however a way for you to offset the cost of the ticket by participating in a state approved defensive driving course.
California approves third party organizations to offer defensive driving classes to residents of the state. Fortunately these programs cost very little and are easily accessible online.
A traffic course in defensive driving can offset the cost of the ticket since you will receive a discount on your auto insurance upon completion of the course.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all programs are equal! Some contain inaccurate information, are poorly designed and tedious to complete — but others provide a significantly better user experience and added features such as audio and video.
We recommend I Drive Safely for California as they provide high quality and easy to understand defensive driving courses which can be completed online – at a very reasonable price.