Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to go to Traffic Survival School (TSS) even though I have already paid the fine for running a red light?

YES. When you pay the fine or go before the Judge, the Court sends the conviction information to MVD. This conviction is a two-point violation. After August 2001, if anyone is convicted of a red light violation, the person must attend TSS class. If Defensive Driving Class (DDC) is taken in lieu of the fine or going before the Judge, then TSS class is not mandated.

How do I pay for the class?

You may pay for this class via through PayPal, Credit Card, or Zelle. You may bring cash or money order/cashier’s check at the time you check in for your class. No personal checks accepted.

If I did not receive my letter in time, and my license is suspended what will happen once I take this class?

Once you have completed your eight (8)-hour class and received your Certificate of Completion (COC), you will be eligible to apply for reinstatement of your license at any MVD location or by creating an account at Please be sure to retain the COC for your files. This copy is your proof of completing the course.

What do I need to bring to the class?

As a student, you will need to bring a form of ID and copy of your letter of assignment from the State of Arizona, or a copy of your 39-month driving history which is available on, or Court Order (that orders you to class).

Will there be a lunch break?

If you attend an on-ground TSS class, you will receive a lunch break. Since time is limited, you may choose to bring your own food and drink class with you. You may go to a restaurant nearby and bring food back with you to class. You cannot be late.

Will TSS take points off of my driving record?

NO. TSS is mandated by MVD, and must be attended within sixty (60) days of the letter you received or your license will be suspended. We are not a Defensive Driving School, which is an option through the Courts for tickets that have 2- or 3- point violation. If you have already paid the fine for the red light running (ticket), you no longer have the option to attend Defensive Driving Class for that violation.