Driving Bad Traffic School

*** DRIVING BAD TRAFFIC SCHOOL IS OUT OF BUSINESS *** Looks like you’ve got some course work to do to avoid getting a point on your California driver’s license on account of violating at least one traffic law! If the last thing you want to do is spend eight straight hours in a small, stuffy room with a bunch of other traffic violators, you can take your traffic course online. Driving Bad Traffic School is one of many online traffic violator schools in California. Today, we’ll help you decide whether Driving Bad’s online traffic course is better than their understanding of the proper use of adverbs.

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Is Driving Bad Traffic School Legit?

Driving Bad opened its virtual doors in 2014, making it a latecomer to the online traffic school scene. But it’s fully licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide online traffic school for people who received a violation in any county in the state. This makes Driving Bad perfectly legit, so no worries there!

Features of Driving Bad Traffic School


Driving Bad’s traffic violator course costs $16.95, which is a pretty good price. It seems that most other traffic schools generally charge between $19.95 and $29.95. The price includes the course and the electronic delivery of your certificate of completion to the DMV and courthouse. They solemnly promise that you won’t find any hidden fees later on, although they do offer some upgrades for such things as expedited delivery of the certificate of completion and verification that the DMV received said certificate of completion. In addition to their below-average price, Driving Bad offers a couple of guarantees. First, if you find a cheaper course, you can call or email them before you pay, and they’ll match the lower price, as long as it’s from a direct competitor that’s licensed in the county where you received your ticket. Secondly, Driving Bad is so confident that you’ll pass their course that they’ll let you take it again for free if you fail both of the two attempts allowed by the DMV. Driving Bad’s website is fully encrypted by GoDaddy, so you can rest assured that your personal information will be kept safe. Driving Bad promises a well organized course with lots of pictures for your viewing pleasure, and they assure customers that there are no course timers (unless your court requires the course to be timed.) Timed courses mean that you have to stay on each chapter for an allotted period of time before you can move on, and they’re the bane of many fast readers’ existences. Customer support is available by phone or email between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They prefer that you email them, ostensibly so that you don’t have to wait on hold while they pull your records. The course is available in both English and Spanish, and it doesn’t appear that they charge extra for the course en Espanol.

How it Works

After you register for the course, for which you’ll need your driver’s license number, ticket or docket number, the court name, and your complete-by date, you can start taking the course right away. Each of the 11 chapters ends with a 5-question quiz, which you must pass with a 70 percent before moving on the next chapter. Your work will be saved automatically so that you’ll be directed to the spot where you left off if you log out or lose your Internet connection. Once you complete all of the chapter quizzes, you’ll get two attempts to take the 25-question final exam, which you must pass with a 70 percent in order to pass the course. After you pass with flying colors (it shouldn’t be hard – the test is open-book,) Driving Bad will automatically send your completion certificate to the DMV and presiding court within 3 days. Driving Bad recommends that you plan to have the course completed seven days before your due date, just to be safe, but if you waited until the very last minute, you can pay extra for expedited delivery.

What We Like About Driving Bad Traffic School


We like that Driving Bad is less expensive than many other online traffic school courses. We also like that they guarantee their low price and the course – fail the test twice, and you can re-take the course for free. We like that the course isn’t timed, which means that you don’t have to go off and find something to do if you finish a chapter before the timer runs out.

What We Don’t Like About Driving Bad Traffic School

Driving Bad doesn’t mention that you can take the course on mobile devices, which probably means you can’t. Launched in 2014, Driving Bad is a much newer traffic school than most that you’ll find online, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And if you’re not slightly bothered by the -ly missing from “Bad,” well, then, we won’t mention it!

Rating for Driving Bad Traffic School

Driving Bad Traffic School has some nice guarantees, and they don’t have any timers, which is also nice. They offer the course in both English and Spanish for the same price – it’s kind of annoying, and a little unfair, it seems, when online traffic schools charge extra for the Spanish version. We’re docking a star for not letting you take the course on your tablet or phone and for being so new to the game (although, again, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Time will tell, eh?) *** DRIVING BAD TRAFFIC SCHOOL IS OUT OF BUSINESS ***

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