Driver Defense Program

About the Program

The purpose of the Driver Safety Program (DSP) is to offer an educational experience for individuals who have been charged with minor traffic violations within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois. The DSP will improve traffic skills, decrease the possibility of future traffic violations, and reduce the possibility of serious or fatal collisions. The DSP will serve as a sentencing alternative for individuals who plead guilty or who are adjudicated guilty.

To Register for a Class 

Students must be pre-registered and prepaid to receive specific class information and confirmation.  Please fill out the Driver Safety Program Registration Form and mail it along with your payment for the specific course. You will be notified by mail of your exact class assignment. If paying by card, you may also call to register via the phone (847) 543-2185, via fax (847) 543-3185, or you may also email your completed form to

Available Courses

  1. DDC-4
  2. DDC-8
  3. DDC-ADD
  4. DDC-AA25
  5. CLC-SAM
  6. CLC-BCM

I. Defensive Driving Course (DDC-4)

This National Safety Council© 4-hour program presents defensive driving techniques in an interactive format. The course content emphasizes the dangers of speed, illustrates the DDC Collision Prevention Formula, proper following distance, and explains the effects of alcohol and drugs. DDC-4 includes the most recent research on preventing deaths and injuries, and uses techniques that reinforce every point. New safe-driving issues addressed include airbags, anti-lock brakes, safety belt and child restraints. Complex concepts are made interesting and easy to understand.

This course is designed for first-time offenders and or those with minor traffic violations. Corporate and government agencies may use this course to improve driving habits of employees and increase productivity. Concerned citizens who want to be more effective defensive drivers may also attend.


Course fee is $65

Internet Course fee is $80 (Must be 18 or older to enroll)