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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me about online traffic school.

So after 2 tickets in one month I have 12 hours of online traffic school to attend. I'm not looking forward to it, but at least i can do it from home. I have the 4 hour class and a 8 hour class. Anyone do this yet? How is it?

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How did you know you have traffic school?

I've got illegal passing, and a 53 in 35.

What'd you do?
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first got a 70 in a 55 on 53 north,
Then I got caught turn right on red where it was no turn on red 7am-7pm. lame

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you will have to do the time, it sucks because it 's boring and it will drag forever.....
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i did one, but it might have been 5 years ago. right when they first offered it.

I actually liked it vs going to class. You do it on your own leasure. theres 8 parts and you can do one part, come back and do the rest.

it was basically a flash cartoon on how to drive. At the end of each chapter you have to answer the questions correctly.

I only did the 4 hr online class.
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I wasn't aware they allow you to take the 8 hour course online. Are you sure you have an 8 hour class online?
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I wasn't aware they allow you to take the 8 hour course online. Are you sure you have an 8 hour class online?
fuck!!! you are right, i have to take it in person. this sucks.

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Just recently did the 4 hour course. It's nice software and they did a decent job of not making it too boring. My problem was staying focused while doing it at home...there was a Sox game on, CLSB, and many other things begging for my attention...haha...as a result it took a little over 5 hours total duration. You can save at pretty much any point...which is good...but also contributes to not staying focused. The 8 hour course sounds brutal. Given the poor economy and so many smart people out of work, you could probably find someone willing to take it for you for a decent price ...seriously though, in a way I think it did make me a better driver....just some of the common sense things they just keep hammering at you that you don't consciously think about after driving for so many years (same was true for me when I took the MSF course last year).

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i would rather take the class vs the online. I've done both...online once, class about 8 times. The problem is I put the online off too much and then i had to stay up and get it done at the last minute (i know, i know, my fault). at least the class i have to get it done when it's scheduled then I don't have to worry about it.

the other thing with the online is you can't just skip over stuff that you know. you HAVE to click on EVERYTHING in order to move to the next screen. and each page is animated in some way, like a kids learning show. I thought it was dumb.

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class isn't too bad either.

remember driving da fiero for an hour to get to the daley college. that was the only downside.

got to meet people. And if you had a good teacher. They would give you the ins/outs of the system. if you get pulled over do this ..... and dat.....

then we would watch the movie with the kids in the mustang drag racing and throwing apples out the window.
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working from home today so i'm taking the 4 hour online course...god its so boring. even while doing work on another computer.

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get a 12er and crank up the tunes,I can knock out the 4 hour in 3 houurs and 36 minutes, and that is waiting for the program to catch up. once you have been through traffic school enough you kind of remember all the answers
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It took me like 5 hours because i was working at the same time. got a 100% on the test. I would say just go to class and get it done unless you can do it while working like i did.

Can't wait for my upcoming 8 hour class session!!! I'm going to do it over to 2 weeknights.

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get a 12er and crank up the tunes,I can knock out the 4 hour in 3 houurs and 36 minutes, and that is waiting for the program to catch up. once you have been through traffic school enough you kind of remember all the answers
yup, been there. i was surfing the net in another window while the pages loaded, i'd flip back and click on the next thing and continue about my business. it's just a pain.

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I"ll be pm you fucks soon, I'm sure I'll have every class available after my court date. I wonder how often the questions/answers change, we should post them up for future reference.

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I liked the computer class. I usually sit on the computer about 6 hours a day at work, so it worked out real good. But if I'd rather have that then go to class because on the computer you can do it when you choose
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