When you get a moving traffic violation, which results in you having points added to your license your first inclination might be to try to get into traffic school to get the demerit point removed from your permanent driving record. However, unless you have not attended traffic school in the last 18 months you will not be eligible to attend.
While the traffic court does not check if you attended two traffic schools in the last 18 months, the DMV is notified if you have been told to attend traffic school. The DMV will only count one of the results and discard any additional results. So, you can always take traffic school for a second time but it will not count toward anything. However, in many instances you will not even be able to attend traffic school and doing so will count against you.
If you have been ordered to take traffic school but did not attend for one reason or another then you risk having your license suspended and losing your insurance. The option is not a pleasant one to contemplate. Should the DMV or the court find out that you did not attend your traffic school then you will be in far worse trouble than previously. If your license is suspended then the only way to get it back is to comply with the court’s ruling.
In the end, online traffic school is a good way out if you have not had too many violations in the past and you have not attended traffic school in the last 18 months. Traffic school was not designed as a “get-out-of-jail” free card. Instead it was designed to help drivers get brushed up on road rules and safety. Those who abuse the system will not be able to do so for long before getting caught. So, if you have attended traffic school twice in the last 18 months and find yourself facing another moving violation, then your only choice is to pay up and wise up so that you do not find yourself in a similar situation again.