In 1994, Michelle Pearl, formerly Groh-Gordy, retired from a career as a high school and college vocational teacher and opened "The Really Classy and Cheap Comedy Traffic School" in California. In 1998 she expanded her business, opening one of the first online traffic schools in California- InterActive! Traffic School. In 2005 she combined her expertise in traffic law and driving with her talents as a writer to create her syndicated column on driving- "DriveTime", which is currently published weekly in the various papers of The Los Angeles Newspaper Group. InterActive! Traffic School Online traffic school uses games, animated cartoons and multimedia for program delivery.