The Defensive Driver Course/Citation Dismissal Program began in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on July 1, 1989 as a joint effort between the court system and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, a nonprofit safety educational association and statewide chapter of the National Safety Council. Under this program, drivers who are stopped for traffic violations are eligible to complete the National Safety Council's four-hour defensive driving course. Upon successful completion, the charge is dismissed and no court appearance is required. In addition, no fines are levied, and no license points (or conviction record) are entered to the driver's record. This publication provides a literature review on driver improvement programs (especially DDC-type courses), an overview and details of the study methodology, results of analyses, and discussion of findings and possible future evaluations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Authors:
    • Council, F M
    • Stewart, J R
    • Rodgman, E A
  • Publication Date: 1991-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: PT 91-04-09
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM