I got a ticket while riding my bicycle.  What are my options?

You have a choice…

A. Plead guilty, pay the fine & court costs, or

B. Plead not guilty, post bail and set a trial date, or

C. Complete an approved Traffic School Class with the South Bay Bicycle Coalition.

If you choose Option C and complete the bicycle safety class within the court-approved time, the court will dismiss your case. This program is only available for traffic tickets issued within the jurisdiction of the Torrance Superior Court Traffic Division.  These are Tickets received in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach.  Check your ticket for the correct location to appear!

The bicycle traffic school fee is $50. You have 90 days from the day of your court visit to complete the bicycle safety class and present a class completion certificate to the Traffic Clerk at the Court.

The payment method is a 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.

Once you have completed the bicycle safety class, attendees will receive a completion certificate that they must present to the Traffic Clerk at the Court for the ticket to be dismissed.  Presentation of the completion certificate to the court must be at the 8:00 a.m. court “walk-in” time, within the 90-day window.

People who register for a class but do not show up will be given the opportunity to reschedule, if within the 90-day window. Violators who do not complete the course within the 90-day window will have to either pay the full fine or attend the 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

The pilot program for the South Bay Bicycle Safety Class is a project spearheaded by the South Bay Bicycle Coalition to foster safer bicycling practices in the South Bay.  South Bay Bicycle Coalition is a California-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization TIN 45-5578685. SBBC, PO Box 3821, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Sign up for a class here: Bike Traffic School

Need more information?  Please email us at trafficschool@southbaybicyclecoalition.org or call us (for Bike Traffic School related questions only) at (424) 265-1324