What is the Traffic Safety Program?
The Traffic Safety Program, enacted by the Illinois Supreme Court and guided by the conference of Chief Judges, has been adopted by the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. This program is intended to improve your driving skills, decrease the possibility of future traffic law violations, and reduce the chance you or someone else may be killed or injured in a traffic accident.
Starting July 1, 2018 a new pricing structure and increase takes effect.
Drivers ticketed within Champaign, Piatt or Douglas County on or after July 1, 2018 must pay to their respective Circuit Clerk's Office $49 for the instructor-led class or $69 for the online class. Drivers ticketed outside of Champaign, Piatt or Douglas County on or after July 1, 2018 must pay to Parkland College $49 for the instructor-led class or $69 for the online class.
Drivers ticketed on or before June 30, 2018 will pay to their respective Circuit Clerk's Office $42 for a traffic safety class. (The online class will require an additional $25 fee paid directly to Parkland College.)
What is the Benefit of Choosing the Traffic Safety Program?
The program allows eligible drivers to receive court supervision for minor traffic offenses. If you successfully complete the Traffic Safety Program, your traffic offense will not be entered as a conviction on your driving record. Instead, it will be reported to the Secretary of State as "Court Supervision," which does not negatively impact your driving record.
Defensive Driving Courses
The Traffic Safety Program offers Defensive Driving courses for either:
- Drivers of all ages who have received a single ticket violation
- Drivers ages 16–21 who have had a license suspended by the Secretary of State