I got a speeding ticket last June in a suburb of Chicago; my first. On my ticket, I was given the option of paying an extra amount, going to traffic school, and the ticket would not show up on my driving record. I chose that option.
I received a form allowing me to indicate a preference for location & time. Great. I chose the one most convenient for me, in downtown Chicago. Also, if I need to, I can reschedule for a $15 fee.
The other day, I receive instructions to attend Traffic School in Milwaukee, WI, on a Friday evening from 6pm till 10pm. There’s a phone number to call with questions, but the dozen or so times I’ve called, it’s busy. Except once, I navigated a voice mail maze, only to be cut off after waiting for about half an hour.
Nowhere in the letter I got or on the voice mail I heard was there an indication of whether I have an option of attending a class any nearer to my house. (Milwaukee is 70 miles away, and it will be rush hour).
Not that speeders are entitled to a lot of sympathy, but this whole setup seems like a scam. If I show up at Traffic Class, I’ll bet there’s nobody there.