For Participants in the Delaware Municipal Court Traffic Safety Program


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The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course meets the Traffic Safety Program requirement for drivers authorized by the Delaware Municipal Court. This option could lead to the dismissal of certain traffic tickets.

Approved Defensive Driving Course Program for Delaware Ohio Traffic Safety Program

Defendants charged with a waiverable traffic offenses (that is, persons charged with offenses for which a fine may be paid in lieu of a personal appearance at the court) may participate in the court’s traffic safety program if they have not previously participated in that program or if at least four years have passed since they have participated in that program. If you hold a “Class A” or CDL license you are not eligible to participate in this program. 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.
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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 successful completion of the course you will be prompted to verify your mailing address. After you verify your mailing address a personalized, watermarked Certificate of Completion from the National Safety Council will be mailed to you within two business days. Send the original certificate to:

Delaware Municipal Court
Attention: Cindy Dinovo
70 N. Union Street
Delaware, OH 43015-1970

Phone: 740-203-1570
Fax: 740-203-1599