Nicole Richie Jaywalks En Route to Traffic School

Nicole Richie did some light shopping Wednesday in Los Angeles before heading to her weekly traffic school class.

All of Hollywood’s starlets have been out and about snapping up purchases during the busy holiday season.

After getting her retail fix, Nicole, 27, jaywalked to her car before heading off to driving school. Maybe in next week’s session, she’ll learn that jaywalking is a ticket-able offense!

Nicole was ordered to attend 18 months of alcohol awareness and driving education in July 2007 after her December 11, 2006, arrest for piloting her SUV the wrong way on L.A.’s Glendale Freeway.

The Simple Life star failed a sobriety test and admitted to having smoked marijuana and taken unprescribed Vicodin.  She was also sentenced to 96 hours in jail, but served much less actual time behind bars.

The conviction seems to have been a wakeup call to the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie. Not only has Nicole avoided any further arrests since then, she has also started a family with Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, 29.

Over this past weekend, Nicole and Joel took their 11-month-old daughter Harlow to a holiday party. Mom had a giant, ornate snowflake adorning her cheek.

‘Tis the season!