The Traffic Safety Program at Parkland College offers Defensive Driving courses for either 1) drivers of all ages who have received a single ticket violation, or 2) drivers ages 16-21 who have had a license suspended by the Secretary of State. More information on each program is provided below.
Parkland College contracts with Champaign, Douglas, and Piatt County traffic courts. If you received a ticket in one of these counties, you will automatically receive a registration packet including the Traffic Safety Program Registration Form in the mail, or you can download the PDF form.
Submitting your request for the Traffic Safety Program is time sensitive. You must first wait ten (10) days after receiving your violation. Your deadline then falls three (3) days prior to your court appearance date (noted on the bottom half of the front side of the ticket, in the "Court Place/Date" Section). If you do not have a court appearance date on your ticket, contact the Circuit Clerk's office in your ticketing county to determine your deadline.
To request the Program, follow the registration instructions included on the registration form. Once you are registered for the Program, you have 120 days from the date of your Plea of Guilty to finish a National Safety Council 4-hour Defensive Driving Course.
If you were under the age of 25 at the time of your violation, you will be required to complete the "Alive at 25" course to receive credit for Court Supervision. All other drivers are required to attend the standard DDC-4 course. All Classes are held at Parkland College Business Training at 1315 N Mattis Ave, Champaign. To review our upcoming course dates, please visit our Online Course Calendars. Class dates are subject to instructor availability.
If you've received a traffic ticket in a county other than Champaign, Douglas, Piatt, please contact the Circuit Clerk's office in your ticketing county to determine if you are permitted to take the course at Parkland College. If you were under the age of 25 at the time of your ticket, please also verify which course you must participate in: DDC-4 or "Alive at 25." View our Alternate Locations page for further details.
If you received your ticket in a county other than Champaign, Douglas, or Piatt, the non-refundable registration fee for the Defensive Driving course at Parkland College is $45. Advanced registration is required and all fees are due at the time of registration. To register via mail, e-mail or fax, click here for the registration form.
Graduate to Safety is a six-hour Driver Remedial Education course for drivers 16-21 years old who had their license or permit suspended by the Illinois Secretary of State. Participation is required as a condition of license or permit reinstatement.
The course is typically offered one Saturday each month from 8 am to 3 pm, with a 1-hour lunch break at noon. To review our upcoming course dates, please visit our Online Course Calendars. Class dates are subject to instructor availability.
The non-refundable registration fee is $75. Advanced registration is required and all fees are due at the time of registration. Your registration will not be complete until payment has been received. Registration can be completed up until the Friday before the course; however, courses fill on a first-come, first-serve basis and seating is limited
To register via mail, e-mail, or fax, follow steps 1-4 on our registration form. You will receive a confirmation response within two business days.
Click the following link to review a list of all Illinois Secretary of State Approved Driver Remedial Education Providers.
For additional information, contact the Traffic Safety Program Office at (217) 353-2104, or via e-mail at TrafficSafety@parkland.edu