Traffic School is designed to provide instruction for individuals for deferred finding conditions or when it is an ordered stipulation of the Kent Municipal Court. This is a three and one-half hour class that looks at local problems created by poor driving decisions. The class will remind attendees what to do when they are involved in a motor vehicle crash. Traffic laws will also be reviewed.
DO NOT delay in applying for Traffic School. You must attend at least 2 weeks prior to your court date and classes fill up quickly. Apply after you receive your court date.
If you have questions about this program, please do not call the Police Department. Call the Traffic School message line after you have read the entire brochure (see the link below). You must provide your own interpreter, if needed. Please notify Traffic School personnel if you are bringing an interpreter.
If you have been court ordered to attend a defensive driving school, this class DOES NOT qualify.
In Class and Online Class Overview
You may take Traffic School in one of two ways - in class or online.
The in class Kent Traffic School is a 3 1/2 hour traffic safety education program for drivers who have been cited for a minor traffic infraction. It includes current driving laws, safe driving techniques, and Kent-specific traffic data to make the driver more aware and knowledgeable about local driving conditions. After successful completion of the class, the City Prosecutor will file a motion to dismiss your violation; there will be no further fine or legal action and you will not have to appear at your court hearing.
The online version of Kent Traffic School is a 4 hour traffic safety education program for drivers who have been cited for a minor traffic infraction and cannot make it to the in class program. The online class is divided into timed sections, that can be completed all at once, or over a period of a few days but needs to be completed 2 weeks before the court hearing date. There are several modules within the online class with questions to test your knowledge at the end of each module. After successful completion, the City Prosecutor will file a motion to dismiss your violation.
Questions? Call the Traffic School information line 253-856-5860.
Apply for Kent Traffic School
The Traffic School Application (external link) is now available online!
Or registration for Traffic School can be completed at the Kent Police Department. Please note our hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.