District Attorney approves new Defensive Driving class | Eastern North Carolina Now

Got a traffic ticket? Want to get it reduced?

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    WASHINGTON, N.C.     Got a traffic ticket? Want to get it reduced?

    Beaufort County Community College's Division of Continuing Education now offers a revamped Defensive Driving course based on the Health and Safety Council of North Carolina's DDC-4 program, developed in collaboration with District Attorney Seth Edwards.

    Motorists who have received tickets for excessive speed or other violations may be able to get their tickets reduced or dismissed after completing this 4-hour course. For the convenience of students, the single-session class is offered on Monday evenings and Saturdays throughout the year. Currently scheduled dates include Aug. 22, Aug. 31, Sept. 19, Oct. 5, Oct. 24, Nov. 2, Nov. 21 and Dec. 7.

    "This is for situations of excessive speed where people will not be given a reduction without taking a driving class," Edwards says.

    The class covers topics such as the stages, causes and prevention of collisions; how to reduce collision risk with defensive driving; how distractions affect driving ability; the definition of impairment; the impact of weather, road and traffic conditions; and how to identify and minimize aggressive driving activities. It is designed to motivate participants to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes, resulting in more responsible drivers.

    This Defensive Driving class can also benefit businesses that employ drivers by demonstrating their commitment to safety for employees, their families and the public while also lowering worker's compensation insurance costs, decreasing fleet premiums, reducing liability exposure and creating a culture of safety.

    The registration fee for the course is $60. Students may register by calling 252-940-6375 or in person in room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889.

    For more information contact Clay Carter at (252) 940-6357 or Clay.Carter@BeaufortCCC.edu.

    Contact: Jules Norwood
         Public Relations Coordinator

    Beaufort County Community College

     (252) 940-6387  •  Jules.Norwood@BeaufortCCC.edu

    Beaufort County Community College is a public, comprehensive community college committed to providing accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.
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