Columbus City Attorney's Office, Prosecutor Division Traffic Diversion Program


No Hidden Fees

This course is for the sole use of traffic violators who have been accepted into the Columbus City Attorney's Office, Prosecutor Division Traffic Diversion Program. This online course HAS NOT been approved by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles as a defensive driving course and successful completion of this online course WILL NOT result in 2 points being credited towards your driving record. Available in English and Spanish.

Approved Defensive Driving Course Program for City of Columbus Traffic Diversion Program

The Traffic Diversion Program is a valuable tool in Columbus City Attorney's ongoing efforts to serve the City of Columbus with initiatives designed to protect the public, promote lawful conduct, and reduce inefficiency in the criminal justice system without decreasing services to Columbus residents. 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 completion of the Defensive Driving Course the student can immediately print a personalized Certificate of Completion from the National Safety Council. As a Traffic Diversion participant, the student will need to present the Certificate of Completion to court personnel at his/her next court date.