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.

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 the 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.


Class locations include:
  • CLC Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan
  • College of Lake County in Grayslake
  • Highland Park
  • Lake Barrington


Classes are held Monday through Saturday.  
  • 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  •  6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (6 p.m. time not available on Saturdays)


Course fee is $55
Internet Course fee is $70 (Must be 18 or older to enroll)