Spokane Valley Joins Traffic School Program - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Valley Joins Traffic School Program

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A new program in Spokane Valley is allowing some drivers who receive a ticket to actually get it wiped off their record for simply taking a class.

Drivers can either pay that fine or apply for a new traffic school program from the Spokane County Sheriff's Department.

It's called CARES and it stands for collision, avoidance, reduction and education school.

Eligible drivers can pay $124 and complete a 6 hour class provided by certified deputy instructors.

After finishing the course, the ticket will be dismissed and completely wiped off the drivers record.

Originally offered in unincorporated parts of Spokane County in 2008, the program has become extremely popular, not only allowing deputies to re-educate citizens but also saving drivers money.

Classes are offered as either two, three hour blocks on week nights, or a single 6 hour class on weekends.

All money collected goes back to the program paying for instructors and the costs of the class.

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