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Merced California Traffic Violations

If you have been charged with a Merced California traffic violation or Merced California speeding ticket, the Merced California Motor Vehicle Department (DMV) will assign points to your driving record, depending on the type of infraction. As with most states, you can expect to pay a fine based on the area in which you received your Merced California traffic violation or Merced California speeding ticket. Merced California traffic violations can be paid by mail, in person at the courthouse, by check or money, by phone, or even online, depending on the county in which you received your ticket. Often, by attending a Merced California online defensive driving course, you can receive a Merced California ticket dismissal and remove points from your license.

Merced California Points System and Suspension of Licenses

The Merced California Department of Motor Vehicles issues points to your Merced California driving record based on the type of Merced California traffic violation. There are two levels of Merced California traffic violations: 1-point offenses and 2-point offenses. See the Merced California DMV website for a complete list of Merced California traffic violations and Merced California point assignments.

Some of the most common traffic violations include:

  • A traffic conviction: 1 point
  • Speeding: 1 point
  • An at-fault accident: 1 point
  • Reckless driving or hit-and-run driving: 2 points
  • DUI: 2 points
  • Driving while suspended or revoked: 2 points

The Merced California DMV will notify you when you are halfway to a Merced California license suspension. Because you can only remove 1-point offensive with a Merced California defensive driving course, it is important to be aware of your Merced California driver's license record and take steps accordingly. Your Merced California driver's license could be suspended if you accumulate more than:

  • 4 points in 12 months
  • 6 points in 24 months
  • 8 points in 36 months

Points can be cleared from your Merced California driving record in two ways. First, 1-point Merced California traffic violations will automatically clear after three years, as well as most 2-point Merced California traffic violation offenses. However, you can attend a Merced California internet defensive driving school or Merced California online traffic school to keep 1-point violations from being added to your driver's license in the first place.

Attending a Merced California Defensive Driving School or Merced California Traffic School

If you have received a Merced California speeding ticket or have been stopped for a Merced California traffic violation, which includes minor infractions such as speeding or failing to yield, you can take a Merced California defensive driving course online to remove violations and points from your Merced California driving record. You may also be eligible for Merced California ticket dismissal, depending on the traffic violation. Remember that 2-point violations cannot be waved by attending a Merced California defensive driving school or Merced California traffic school.

The Merced California Department of Motor Vehicles does not recommend specific Merced California defensive driving schools or Merced California traffic schools, so be sure to check with your school to make sure it is fully accredited with the state. Depending on the Merced California traffic violation, your ticket could be dismissed if you attend a Merced California internet defensive driving course or Merced California online traffic school.

The Benefits of a Clean Merced California Driving Record

A clean Merced California driving record can help you in several ways. By taking a Merced California online defensive driving course, you can remove 1-point Merced California traffic violations from your Merced California driver record. Because you can only take one Merced California defensive driving course per 18-month period, it is important to be aware of accumulated points and to reduce them in a timely manner. If you have accrued 4 points in 12 months, 6 points in 24 months, or 8 points in 36 months, your Merced California license will be suspended. But you can avoid having your driver's license suspended or revoked by attending an approved Merced California online traffic school or Merced California online defensive driving course.

In addition, a clean Merced California driving record is essential to keeping your Merced California car insurance premium as low as possible. In general, the less traffic violations you have on your Merced California driving history, the lower your insurance premiums will be. Most Merced California car insurance companies will charge higher premiums for each point accumulated. However, Merced California car insurance companies often offer a car insurance premium reduction of 5-15% for completion of a Merced California defensive driver program, depending on the provider.

Merced California Mature Driver Discount Programs

Merced California drivers 55 and older are eligible to receive car insurance discount for completing an approved Merced California Mature Driver Discount Program. There are many Merced California Mature Driver courses designed to teach current road rules, defensive driving techniques, and generally improve driving skills. These Merced California Mature Driver classes cover topics such as how to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots, how to monitor your own driving capabilities, vision and hearing changes, hazardous driving situations, and the effects of medication while driving. Courses include at least 400 minutes of instruction and carry a maximum fee of $30 in addition to a $1 DMV certificate charge, which can be used to obtain a Merced California car insurance reduction, depending on your Merced California insurance provider.

Merced California Juvenile Driver Programs

Merced California teen drivers are under special scrutiny from the Merced California Department of Motor Vehicles. If you are a Merced California teen driver and have received a traffic ticket, your driving license could be suspended if you fail to pay your Merced California traffic ticket fine in a timely fashion, usually within six months of the violation. Upon your first at-fault accident, the DMV will send a warning letter. Then, if you are convicted for a second at-fault accident within a 12-month period, your driver's license will be suspended unless you are accompanied by a parent or licensed adult over 25. Merced California teen drivers can find out more information about Merced California traffic violations and point assignment at the Merced California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Enrolling in a Merced California online defensive driving course can help teens maintain a clean driving record as well as educate younger drivers and help avoid Merced California traffic violations, Merced California speeding tickets, and accidents in the first place. In addition, many Merced California car insurance companies offer a discount for certification of a completed Merced California online defensive driving course or Merced California online traffic school. In addition to a possible Merced California insurance rate reduction, Merced California defensive driving courses are also recommended for new drivers because they teach practical skills that will help avoid accidents and traffic tickets in the future.

Merced California Classroom Traffic Schools

Remember: the Merced California Department of Motor Vehicles cannot refer drivers to a specific Merced California defensive driving school or Merced California traffic school, so make sure to check that a school is accredited with the state. You can remove most 1 point Merced California speeding tickets and Merced California traffic violations by taking an approved online Merced California defensive driving class

Merced California FAQ's

When do I need to pay for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver improvement course, and do you take checks?
It is not necessary to pay for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver safety course before starting the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course.  You can select the “pay later” option, but you must pay prior to taking the final examination.  You can pay by online check or you can mail it.
After I finish GoToTrafficSchool.com's Merced California online traffic school course, is there a long wait to receive my Merced California certificate of completion?
It depends on the shipping method that you select at registration for the Merced California online defensive driving course.  We have several convenient shipping options that will get your online traffic school certificate to you when you need it. If you select regular US Mail, your online Merced California traffic school will be delivered in 7-10 business days. If you select FedEx, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight certificate completion delivery (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight certificate of completion delivery (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day delivery (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express Delivery (by or before 5PM on the third business day), and if you complete your online Merced California traffic school course on a Friday we also offer FedEx Saturday Delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday). 
Should I be concerned with the security of the GoToTrafficSchool.com website?

Nope! The GoToTrafficSchool.com website uses SSL encryption to prevent the compromise of any sensitive information. While registering for any of our Merced California online traffic school or Merced California online defensive driving courses there is no need to fear for the security of your personal or credit card information.  

I am taking the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course for the purpose of Merced California online ticket dismissal. How do I know if your GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online traffic school is certified in my state?
The GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online traffic school course is approved for Merced California online defensive driving in most states.  However, we recommend that you contact your Merced California court in order to be sure that the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver safety course is approved for dismissal of a Merced California traffic ticket.
Will GoToTrafficSchool.com cost me less than other Merced California online traffic school courses?
GoToTrafficSchool.com has expanded into one of the nation’s biggest and most reputable providers of Merced California online traffic school and online defensive driving courses in Merced California because of our commitment to affordability for our customers. Other providers of Merced California online traffic schools engage in deceptive tactics by advertising one price on their homepage, having customers sign up for their entire Merced California online traffic school program only to be ambushed by hidden fees that increase the overall cost of their Merced California online traffic school programs.
What sorts of things would I be asked to do if I were to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course?
All you need to do in order to pass the Merced California online driver improvement course is read the chapters, take the multiple choice quizzes at the end of each chapter, and pass the Merced California driving exam at the end of the course. Once you’ve done these things, your Merced California certificate of completion will be mailed according to the delivery method you choose at registration. Don’t forget, we’ve made it possible for you to start and stop the Merced California driver improvement course whenever you need in order to make the course fit with your schedule.
I’ve heard that my auto insurance company might be willing to lower my premium if I were to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California internet driver safety course. How true is this?
It’s true that many insurance companies offer policyholders a premium discount upon successful completion of an approved Merced California internet driver safety course such as the one offered by GoToTrafficSchool.com. However, not all insurance companies offer this. You should ask your Merced California insurance agent if your insurance company offers safe driver discounts to policyholders upon completion of an approved Merced California internet driver safety course.
Since the Merced California online driver improvement course has numerous sections , is it possible for me to break at several intervals within the Merced California defensive driving course, and possibly even to alternate computers?
Yes, you will be able to take a break as needed within the Merced California driver improvement course and you can change computers as desired, as long as the computer has internet access and has the correct flash and browser requirements installed.
Are there any limitations in taking the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course all at one time?
No.  The GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course can be taken either at one sitting, or you may choose to start and stop the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course as often as needed.
I'm not sure whether my Merced California certificate of completion for the Merced California online traffic school course or Merced California online driver safety course will be sent to me or to the court. How do I find out?

Your Merced California traffic school certificate of completion will be sent to you or to the particular Merced California court that has jurisdiction over your traffic school ticket. To find out where your Merced California certificate of completion is sent, simply complete the registration process for the state of Merced California online driver safety course, the Merced California online defensive driving course or the Merced California workbook course.

Is it too late for me to get a refund of my Merced California online traffic school course fee?

Not if you still have not completed the Merced California defensive driving course online. As long as your request is made prior to your Merced California driver improvement certificate being shipped, your fee for the Merced California online traffic school course is refundable.

I really need a ‘read along’ type program if I take the Merced California internet driver improvement course. Do you offer this?
Yes!  Our Merced California online driver safety courses feature a "read along" option that reads the Merced California online driver improvement course text aloud as you follow along with the online text.  At GoToTrafficSchool.com, we have tried to make our Merced California online traffic school courses accessible to everyone. 
I want to be sure that the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver improvement course satisfies the court requirements? How can I be sure?
Not all courts accept our Merced California online driver safety course, which is why we strongly suggest you check with the Merced California court judge to make sure that the online driver safety course at GoToTrafficSchool.com satisfies the court’s demand.
I’ve attended a Merced California traffic school course over 12 months ago. How can I verify whether I am eligible to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver safety course?
Most states only allow defendants to take defensive driving once every 12 to 24 months.  We recommend that you check with your Merced California court to be sure that you are eligible to take this Merced California online driver improvement course for ticket dismissal.
Is it required that I receive a passing grade on the Merced California online defensive driving quizzes?
No, the Merced California online traffic school quizzes are designed to prepare you for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver improvement course final exam.  
If you do not pass a Merced California online defensive driving quiz, you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Merced California online defensive driving course chapter.
If I take the course, how can I prevent some points from being added to my Merced California driving record?
In most states, you can take our Merced California online defensive driving course in order to keep points from being applied to your Merced California driving record.  Too many points on your Merced California driving record can have serious consequences, including increased Merced California insurance premiums or suspended Merced California driving privileges.
Is it necessary for the GoToTrafficSchool.com defensive driving internet course that I register for to match the state where I received the citation?
Because the Merced California court may reject your certificate and deny you credit for the course if it’s for the wrong state, we strongly recommend making sure that you take the GoToTrafficSchool.com online defensive driving course for the state of Merced California.
If I take your Merced California GoToTrafficSchool.com online ticket dismissal, Merced California online insurance reduction, or Merced California online point reduction course, is there any special expedited shipping allowed so that the Merced California court of issuance receives the Merced California certificate of completion on time?
We strongly recommend that you allow at least 3 to 5 business days after the completion of your Merced California online driver improvement course to have your Merced California certificate of completion processed and sent to the Merced California court of issuance.  However, we can offer you expedited shipping through FedEx, and you can have your Merced California traffic school certificate delivered the next business day following your completion.
Can I assume that my court will accept the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online traffic school course?
No, you shouldn’t assume that your court will necessarily accept the Merced California online traffic school course, which is why we strongly suggest you check with the Merced California court judge for clarity on whether the online driver safety course at GoToTrafficSchool.com will be accepted.
I have limited time and I am unable to sit through a traditional Merced Californiaclassroom program. Will I be able to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver improvement course as a replacement for the Merced California classroom type program?
Yes, you will be able to replace the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online defensive driving course with the traditional Merced California classroom program, provided that you have a computer with internet access. Make sure that your state or court has authorized our GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver safety course by checking with the court that has jurisdiction over your ticket.
What about my other traffic tickets? Can the Merced California online defensive driving school also be used to dismiss those?
As far as most states are concerned, no. Successful completion of a Merced California internet defensive driving course usually allows for the dismissal of no more than a single traffic ticket. Additionally, in most states you may not take a defensive driving course more than once every 12, 18 or 24 months. For more information about how often defendants may take defensive driving in Merced California, read your court’s "eligibility details" on the website.  If no eligibility details are present, please consult your court to make sure that you can enroll in a Merced California online traffic school course to dismiss your citation.
Will I have to verify my ID before taking the Merced California final exam?
It depends on your court. If the court that has jurisdiction over your Merced California traffic ticket requires some form of identity verification, we will let you know. While most courts do not require ID verification, a few courts in Merced California may require ID verification (a proctored final exam, a notarized final exam answer sheet or through the use of online ID verification via a limited credit check),  in order to verify that you are who you say you are prior to completing the final examination for the Merced California online defensive driving or Merced California online traffic school course. This is how courts make sure that somebody else is not taking the Merced California course in your place.
Do you offer a Merced California online traffic school course in either DVD or streaming video format if I do not have internet access?
Yes, we offer both!  GoToTrafficSchool.com has internet traffic school, streaming video traffic school and DVD traffic school formats.  Please check with your Merced California court for more information about the availability of certain Merced California online defensive driving course formats.
How long does it take for me to receive my Merced California online ticket dismissal course password if I misplaced it?
No problem!  If you forget your GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online ticket dismissal, Merced California online insurance reduction, or Merced California online point reduction course password, just click "forgot password" on the login screen and GoToTrafficSchool.com will email your Merced California online driver improvement course password to you in a matter of seconds!
How can I be sure that my account does not expire due to inactivity before I complete the Merced California online ticket dismissal course?
As a rule, all Merced California internet ticket dismissal, Merced California online insurance reduction, or Merced California online point reduction course accounts are disabled after 6 months (180 days) from the date of your online traffic school registration at GoToTrafficSchool.com.  However, GoToTrafficSchool.com will send emails to you if you have not logged into your Merced California online driver improvement course in a while so you don't forget! 
How can I be sure that my privacy is protected when I register for the Merced California online defensive driving or Merced California online driver safety course?
For detailed information about GoToTrafficSchool.com's privacy policy, please refer to our privacy policy link on the GoToTrafficSchool.com homepage.  We will not share, sell or distribute your personal information to any third party, unless we are required to do so by a government entity or court in order to process the Merced California online traffic school course, Merced California online point reduction course or Merced California online driver improvement course.  GoToTrafficSchool.com values and respects the privacy of our customers. 
Can you confirm what I need to do if my internet connection stops while I am taking the GoToTrafficSchool.com Merced California online driver safety or Merced California online traffic school course?
Don't worry...if your internet connection fails in the middle of the Merced California online traffic school course, we can help!  If you lose course time, fail a quiz or the final exam as a result of loss of internet connectivity, contact the GoToTrafficSchool.com customer service center immediately and we will do our best to make sure you are not penalized for something that is beyond your control.  Rest easy!

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