Californians who have been waiting for their ship to come in before paying some overdue traffic tickets just got an early Christmas present. California Legislative Assembly Bill 1358 allows for a one-time, 50 percent reduction if the outstanding tickets are paid between Jan. 1 and June 30. The offer is good in all 58 counties and it is possible some counties will extend the amnesty program if results are good.
Let’s face it, times are tough all over and unpaid traffic citations are probably not at the top of your list of priorities especially if you’re unemployed or under-employed, or just low on cash. The state of California itself has been facing its own share of economic struggles, so the decision to offer this half-off amnestymade good sense to legislators who are hoping it results in a much-needed cash infusion.
You might still have to attend online traffic school, and the amnesty isn’t good for everyone or every traffic violation, but standards speeding citations are included. And traffic school is probably a good idea if you haven’t been in a awhile. It can help you be a better defensive driver and keep those points from accumulating on your license.
So, if you live in California, and you have unpaid traffic citations, take advantage of this one-time only amnesty before they change their minds. Online traffic school in California is quick and easy. You just might save yourself a lot of money.
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