Safety and Health Council of North Carolina Defensive Driving Program

A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

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Everyone knows that traffic tickets can result in court appearances, fines, and higher insurance costs. However, you may have additional options in Mecklenburg, Wake, and select other North Carolina counties that can save you money while improving your driving. Since 1989 our Safe Driving Program has provided drivers with potential reductions on a traffic violation in exchange for completing the 4-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course.

Traffic Ticket In Other North Carolina Counties

Where you receive your traffic ticket has everything to do with what your options may be. District attorneys responsible for the prosecution of traffic cases in 64 of North Carolina’s 100 counties participate in the Safety and Health Council’s Safe Driving Programs. Defensive Driving Courses are offered through the local NC community colleges.To explore your options, first determine the county in which you were ticketed. This is indicated on your North Carolina Uniform Traffic Citation. See below:

North Carolina Participating Counties

Alamance
Ashe
Alleghany

Avery

Beaufort

Bladen

Brunswick

Burke
Caldwell

Camden
Catawba

Cherokee

Chowan

Clay

Cleveland

Columbus
Currituck
Cumberland

Dare
Davidson
Davie

Duplin

Edgecombe
Forsyth
Franklin
Gaston

Gates

Guilford

Graham
Granville
Greene
Harnett

Haywood
Henderson

Hyde

Jackson
Johnston

Jones
Lee

Lenoir
Lincoln
Macon
Madison

Martin
McDowell
Mecklenburg
Mitchell
Moore
Nash
New Hanover
Onslow
Pasquotank
Pender
Perquimans
Polk
Richmond
Rockingham
Rutherford
Sampson
Stokes
Surry
Swain
Transylvania
Tyrell
Vance
Wake
Warren
Washington
Watauga
Wayne
Wilkes
Wilson
Yadkin
Yancey

Defensive Driving Program Courses

  • safeTEEN Driving Academy
  • Alive At 25 - 4 Hour Teen Driver National Safety Council's Alive at 25 defensive driving courseThis course shows young drivers how to take greater responsibility for their driving behavior.

  • DDC-4 Hour - This course demonstrates the consequences NSC's DDC 4 Hour Driving Courseof poor choices that drivers make behind the wheel, putting defensive driving into personal context.

  • DDC-8 Hour - Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving - This course National Safety Council's 8 Hour Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Courseaddresses the attitudes of problem drivers to change their driving behaviors. Participants learn the choices they make have financial, legal, and personal consequences.