Approved Course for Louisiana – 19th JDC Driver Improvement Program


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  • If you do not have a CDL and have not had any prior moving violations in the last 2 years, you may qualify for a court approved Driving Improvement Program.
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Driving Improvement Program for Louisiana – 19th JDC

Upon completion of this approved National Safety course, the court can set aside a conviction for a misdemeanor traffic violation. A dismissed charge will not become a part of the person’s official driving record. The Defensive Driving Course uses state-of-the-art animation, sound and graphics in an engaging, interactive learning environment where students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify and execute the correct defenses. The convenient bookmark feature offers the ability to log in and out of the course as often as you like to accommodate your schedule. This course is available in English and Spanish.
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Defensive Driving Course Topics:

  • RUA defensive driver
  • Recognize the hazard
  • Understand the defense
  • Act correctly, in time

  • Road sign shapes and colors
  • Understanding lane markings

  • Speeding
  • Violating right-of-way
  • Distracted driving
  • Turning improperly
  • Driving left-of-center
  • Following too closely

  • Visibility
  • Techniques for handling these factors
  • Winter driving
  • Fog, dust, smoke
  • High winds
  • Road conditions

  • Stressful driving situations
  • Aggressive driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Drowsy driving

  • The three stages of a collision
  • Seat belts and air bags
  • Brakes – anti-lock vs. non-anti-lock
  • Mirrors
  • Pre-trip inspection

  • Passing and overtaking
  • Blind spots
  • Multi-lane roads
  • Railroad crossings
  • Work zone dangers

  • Larger vehicles
  • School buses
  • Emergency vehicles and the “move over” law
  • Motorcycles, pedestrians and pedal cyclists
  • Slow-moving vehicles
  • Animals

  • The Six Deadly Choices
  • The importance of choosing the right behaviors
  • Your driving plan

Certificate Process

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to print a certificate. You may mail in the certificate and a money order or cashier’s check to pay your fine. Money orders and cashier’s checks must be made Payable to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and must be for the exact amount of the ticket. The certificate and payment can be mailed care of the 19th Judicial District Court Traffic Office to PO Box 3202, Baton Rouge, LA, 70821. Please be advised that it may take up to 3 weeks for your payment to be processed.