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    How Should I Do Traffic School?

    The choices are classroom, online, or 'home study' (whatever that is).

    What say you moreons? What's best?

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    last couple of times I took DD, I did it online.

    was relatively painless, and since I did it at the office, I got paid for the time spent.

    took a 'comedy' classroom version, once...it was excruciatingly awful. two evenings wasted listening to lame 'jokes'...ugh, never again.
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    Someone is a leadfoot

    The online class can be tricky...whether you're the sort that learns well online or if it goes in one ear and out the other depends on you.

    Online is nice....but takes a solid 4 hours...and the format means you cannot click through things. Annoying for those who read faster than a Morgan Freeman movie narration.
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    [QUOTE=Marc;5233772]The online class can be tricky...whether you're the sort that learns well online or if it goes in one ear and out the other depends on you. QUOTE]

    there's really very little 'learning' involved. I simply loaded up each lesson, hit 'play' and then did other things while it ran in the background...took the quiz at the end and moved on to the next module.

    it's all pretty basic information, there's a few statistics thrown out that one might not be familiar with, but the traffic law portions are seriously no-brainer stuff. i.e., ROW at intersections (if you don't know this, you shouldn't be driving).
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    The only way to take anything- "Like a boss." I would do one of the non in-person versions. Even if they take awhile, you can listen to music and you'll save the commute time getting to and from the place.

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    the very best way is to blackmail someone into taking the online version for you.

    use the "or else" approach.
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    Best depends on your values.

    Assuming you want the least hassle, online is the way to go from what I have heard about such things.
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    Online, I suggest Simple Fast Fun if your state/county accepts it:

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    Do the online version. That way you can be drunk/stoned and not get in trouble for DUI.

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    RE: laptop on trainer post.... I must spread some Reputation around before giving it to tlg again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post

    there's really very little 'learning' involved. I simply loaded up each lesson, hit 'play' and then did other things while it ran in the background...took the quiz at the end and moved on to the next module.

    it's all pretty basic information, there's a few statistics thrown out that one might not be familiar with, but the traffic law portions are seriously no-brainer stuff. i.e., ROW at intersections (if you don't know this, you shouldn't be driving).
    The one they do in these parts has lots of watch-the-video-and-ID-what-s-wrong quizzes...Which can be very anal retentive in finding everything drivers do dangerously (both movements of the car and watching the drivers drive), and they expect you to find everything before allowing you to proceed. And not only of one driver but multiple drivers in a collision scenario.


    For example...hands on the wheel at the right clock-hands was one devious one they in passing throw in. Which is something just about no one with power-steering (AKA "no one") IRL worries about now.
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    I think I could do that on some of the roads around here, be right back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    The choices are classroom, online, or 'home study' (whatever that is).

    What say you moreons? What's best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Someone is a leadfoot

    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    A phost for $80k or under?

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    Eretz, you gotta give it up man. I just don't see-a me gettin' a Kia.

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    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind.


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    Okay moreons, thanks for all the help. Looks like online it is.

    Guess I'll miss out on mingling with my fellow traffic scofflaws in a classroom environment. Ah, the stories they will tell each other of their adventures.



    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Okay moreons, thanks for all the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Eretz, you gotta give it up man. I just don't see-a me gettin' a Kia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Other way around. Buy a WRX STi. You will never go wrong.
    Thanks, but like I said in that other thread, don’t really want one.

    Frankly, I’m just happy anyone’s still selling cars. The big new trend appears to be major automakers eliminating car models in favor of truck/SUV production.

    Even Lamborghini and Rolls Royce have SUVs now. Heresy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Thanks, but like I said in that other thread, don’t really want one.

    Frankly, I’m just happy anyone’s still selling cars. The big new trend appears to be major automakers eliminating car models in favor of truck/SUV production.

    Even Lamborghini and Rolls Royce have SUVs now. Heresy.
    I didn't buy the KIA Stinger, though. A close friend was sold on it.
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    My spouse was recently cited for turning after the arrow turned red. The area was in a more affluent part of town and frequented by a large tourist population. The number of cars pulled over and of many officers present indicated it was a large traffic enforcement ticket assembly line. She swore the arrow was still green when she entered the intersection. My wife was offered traffic school or just pay the fine as a quick means of settling the issue, but decided to have her day in court instead. Her main arguments were the traffic arrow was still green and the officer cited her under the wrong code, which was the case. She also went to the local DMV to get a copy of her driving record to show the judge her record was clean going back over 20 years in the hopes it would show she is a good driver.

    She appeared before a judge and the officer who issued the ticket was MIA, so it was dropped.

    In her opinion, it appeared like the local police were profiling drivers with deep pockets who would rather pay a fine or do traffic school to feed the machine than fight the ticket. Given the tourist heavy locale also increased the chances of the motorist just paying rather taking time off to travel back for argue their case before a judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Given the tourist heavy locale also increased the chances of the motorist just paying rather taking time off to travel back for argue their case before a judge.
    I kinda believe that, sort'ov. We were going through Los Angeles driving from Colorado [Boulder] to make a LAX flight and the highway radar police officer asked to see our flight tickets doing 70 in a 55. He couldn't believe we drive so far to reach LAX. But the rebuttal was we were returning to Los Angeles after interviews in Boulder to return back to Paris. He looked over the passports, the flight stuff and misc stuff and let us go that Monday morning after a "mishap" and we walked away with a warning..." Also helped we were all Pôle avocats in the vehicle?

    That decrease in speed from 70 to 55 mph came abruptly. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    My spouse was recently cited for turning after the arrow turned red... She swore the arrow was still green... She appeared before a judge, and the officer who issued the ticket was MIA, so it was dropped.
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