NOTE: Currently, the South Bay Bicycle Traffic School Program is only available for those who received a bicycle traffic citation from a Redondo Beach Police Officer or a Hermosa Beach Police Officer – more cities will be added in the future.
And, because of the COVID situation, all classes are virtual and are video recorded.
If you received a traffic ticket while riding a bicycle, you have three options:
- Option A: Plead guilty, pay the fine and court costs, or
- Option B: Plead not guilty, post bail and set a trial date, or
- Option C: Complete a Bicycle Safety Class offered by the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, Inc.
If you choose Option C and complete the Bicycle Traffic School within the court-approved time, the court may dismiss your case.
To activate Option C, you must first go to court and see the Traffic Judge. Ask the judge for the Diversion Program that allows you to attend a Bicycle Traffic School. If allowed, sign up for and complete the class, then return to court with your certificate of completion for court dismissal. You have 90 days from the date your citation was issued to complete the Bicycle Traffic School and present a certificate of completion to the Traffic Court Judge.
The fee for the Bicycle Traffic School is $50. Payment is by credit card upon registration. If you need to pay by cash, please contact us at the email address or telephone number at the bottom of this page to make arrangements.
People who register for a class but do not show up will be given the opportunity to reschedule if within the 90-day window. Those who do not complete the course within the 90-day window will likely have to pay the full fine and make a court appearance.
The class will last approximately 3 hours and will cover the following topics:
- Causes of bicycle crashes
- How to protect yourself when riding a bicycle
- A well-maintained bicycle
- Safe riding behavior
- Cyclist’s responsibilities
- Motorist’s responsibilities
- Passive protection
- Law & resources
This PILOT Bicycle Diversion Program is approved by some of the South Bay Police Departments and the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, Inc. and is intended to foster safer bicycling practices in the South Bay.
Click the “Pay Here” button to Sign up, Schedule, and Pay for the Bicycle Diversion Program (Bicycle Traffic School):