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Driver Safety Program

Driver Safety Program

Driver Safety Program
2 Millennium Plaza
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Phone: (931) 553-5186
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Welcome to the Driver Safety Program

Lisa McClain, Director, Court Safety Program Driver Safety Program was established in 2002. The program was established to heighten driver safety awareness and provide driver education services.

Driver Education Programs offered through County Government provide alternative resources to traffic offenders for both adult and youth while providing driver education services to drivers educating and reminding them of safe driving to reduce traffic fatalities and crashes. Over 1,000 drivers participate each year in county offered programs and over $60,000 in revenue is generated. Child passenger safety checks are conducted to ensure proper child restraint installation and provide education.

Driver Education Programs

Adult Driver Improvement Program

A four-hour class offered to qualified adult traffic offenders with speeding citations. The completion of the driver improvement program may allow participants to avoid accumulation of points against driving privileges, and may avoid increases in insurance premiums.

Cost is $78.50 plus court costs. Cash, money order and credit card accepted. For more information or to register, contact Circuit Court at (931) 648-5700.

Juvenile Court Defensive Driving Course - 6/8 Hour & 4 Hour

Offered through the National Safety Council, this six-hour class or four-hour class is available for juveniles reporting to juvenile court services. Participants learn ways to drive safely and responsibly that will become habit as they put the skills into practice. The program provides young drivers with tips for handling what they can control: themselves and their vehicle. It provides them with useful guidelines for coping with everyday driving conditions they cannot control: weather, light, traffic, roads, and other drivers. All these habits can make the difference between life and death, health and injury. We know their experience in this course will be meaningful, and as a result they will want to be a defensive driver.

The class is ordered by the court. The cost for the 6 hour class is $80. The cost for the 4 Hour class is $60. Cash, money order and credit card accepted. For more information or to register, call 931-648-5700, ext. 6.

“Alive at 25” Defensive Driving Course

Offered through the National Safety Council, this four-hour class is open to Clarksville-Montgomery County high school students. Participants learn on the spot defensive driving techniques, plus state and local driving laws and regulations. They get practical, lifesaving information, including why young drivers often underestimate risk, techniques to maintain control in driving situations, how to handle peer pressure, and how to stay cool with friends.

Participants completing the program will receive a certificate and may receive a premium discount from their insurance company. Cost is $60. Cash, money order and credit card accepted. For more information or to register, call 931-648-5700, ext. 6.

Anti-theft Program

The Anti-theft Program provides Juvenile Court a program to assign youthful offenders with theft offenses in Montgomery County. This one hour, forty-five minuite program will decrease the number of repeat offenders in the area of concern.

The class is ordered by the court. The cost for the 1 hour 45 minute class is $30. Cash, money order and credit card accepted. For more information or to register, call 931-648-5700, ext. 6.

Safety Belt Program

The Safety Belt Program provides Juvenile Court a program to assign youthful offenders with safety belt citations in Montgomery County. The one hour program teaches young people the benefits of wearing safety belts and some of the problems associated with failure to do. It is expected that this program will save lives by increasing the number of safety belt users in Montgomery County.

The class is ordered by the court. The cost for the 1 hour class is $10. Cash, money order and credit card accepted. For more information or to register, call 931-648-5700, ext. 6.

Program Goals:

  • 27,000 young drivers have been served through this program as of 2007 and will continue to teach and/or inform approximately 9,000 young drivers safe driving practices and the driver education programs provided through Montgomery County Government.
  • Continue the Anti-theft Program for youthful offenders. The anti-theft program provides Juvenile Court a program to assign the increasing number of youthful offenders with theft offenses in Montgomery County. The program will decrease the number of repeat offenders in the area of concern.
  • Continue the Safety Belt Program for youth offenders. The Safety Belt program provides Juvenile Court a program to assign the increasing number of youthful offenders with safety belt citations in Montgomery County. With another tool to utilize in teaching young people the benefits of wearing safety belts and some of the problems associated with failure to do so. It is expected that this program will save lives by increasing the number of safety belt users in Montgomery County.

We have suffered a tremendous loss in precious young lives in Montgomery County over the last few years. The traffic safety programs afford us the opportunity to take a proactive approach towards reducing the number of young people killed or seriously injured due to traffic crashes on our roads and highways. This is accomplished partially through our schools, as to what programs are available through Montgomery County Government. The traffic safety programs attempt to correct driving deficiencies, reduce incidents of unlawful, aggressive and or unsafe driving practices by young people. We seek to inform these young people of the benefits of wearing seat belts and some of the problems associated with not doing so. The traffic safety programs also provide the Juvenile Court Judges of Montgomery County with additional tools that they can utilize in their endeavor to assist with this overall effort to make our community a safer place to drive in and reside in.

For information on the Driver Safety Program, call Lisa McClain at (931) 553-5186 or email her at lnmcclain@montgomerycountytn.org.