"When a traffic citation is written, we have an opportunity to increase awareness of traffic laws and safe driving practices," Marsh said in a press release. "Drive Safe Kentucky offers a convenient alternative to traffic court while reducing the chances of reoffending."
The program will allow participants to maintain a good driving record by preventing points being assessed against their license, all while avoiding additional costs, fines and court appearances. It is also may have a positive effect on insurance premiums, as the program could keep a violation from appearing on a participant's driving record.
As of now, it appears that the Drive Safe Kentucky program is only offered to Carroll County residents, but it has the potential to expand across the Commonwealth. Currently, the Carroll County Attorney's office determines eligibility to enter the program. Violators with DUI offenses or those who maintain commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) will not be eligible for the program.
There is a $149 fee for the course. The Carroll County Attorney's office is working with the Public Safety Institute of Kentucky regarding the educational component of the program, which consists of a traffic quiz (96 questions). It may be completed online and takes approximately two hours. A DVD version is also available.
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Posted by Andrew Wheeler