If you received your ticket in Champaign, Douglas, or Piatt County, your eligibility is based on the following questions:
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, you are NOT eligible for the Traffic Safety Program in these three counties. Please contact the Parkland Traffic Safety Program with questions at 217-353-2104.
You can reschedule your assigned class date by contacting the Traffic Safety Program Office at (217) 353-2104. You must reschedule 48 hours in advance to avoid rescheduling fees. If you attempt to reschedule fewer than 48 hours in advance, you will be charged a $12 rescheduling fee.
If you fail to appear at the class day and time you’ve been scheduled and fail to reschedule, you forfeit your registration fee. You will then be required to request another class to complete the Traffic Safety Program and pay your original program fee (either $49 or $85).
Yes. You can take a four-hour Defensive Driving Course (DDC-4) anywhere across the country as long as the class is sponsored by the National Safety Council.
You must complete a class within 120 days of the date of your ticket. Be sure to state on your registration form that you intend to take the class at a location other than the Parkland College so that the Traffic Safety Program Office does not register you for a course in Champaign.
In addition, when you complete your course at the alternate location, you will receive a certificate of completion. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure the original Certificate reaches the ticketing county's Circuit Clerk’s office before your deadline date. If the county does not receive your certificate, you will not receive credit for completing the program. Addresses can be found here.
Keep in mind the above three counties have contracts with Parkland College which guarantees you a seat in one of the classes offered at Parkland College at no additional fee. If you choose to take the program at any location other than Parkland, you will be required to pay the applicable registration fee at the alternate location. That fee can range from $25 to $60. This fee will be in addition to the fees you have previously paid to the Circuit Clerk's office. Court fees are not transferable and non-refundable.
Yes. If you received your ticket in Champaign, Douglas or Piatt county, in order to be eligible for the online program you must be at least 25 years of age at the time of your violation. Once your registration form and $69 payment is received and processed by the Circuit Clerk's office, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with set-up directions and your completion deadline.
The online course is also available in Spanish. Please call the Traffic Safety office at 217/353-2104 with questions.
El curso tambien esta disponible en linea en Español. Si tiene alguna pregunta favor de llamar a la Officina de Traffic Safety al numero 217-353-2104.
If you received your ticket in any other county, you will need to contact them to determine if you can take the online class. You can sign up for Parkland's online class by using this registration form.
For tickets issued in Champaign, Piatt or Douglas, payment is made through that office.
For those with tickets issued in any other county, we accept payment through:
If you pay by cash, please bring the exact amount as we cannot make change. Also, please DO NOT send cash via the mail.
For additional information, contact the Traffic Safety Program Office at (217) 353-2104, or via e-mail at email@example.com.