The Greeneville Police Department has started a Driver Improvement and Safety Course to improve traffic safety and assist drivers who have been ticketed for traffic violations.
A news release from Greeneville Town Hall says the course will be presented by two of the Police Department's officers who are certified instructors through the National Safety Council.
Taking the course, which costs $45, will dismiss the violator's ticket, eliminating the ticket cost and the points against the person's driver's license.
Greeneville Police Chief Terry Cannon says this will help drivers avoid increased insurance costs.
Court costs must be paid along with the $45 course fee.
The class is accepted by all courts in Greene County and certified in compliance with state law.
Drivers must request to take the course when they appear in court.
The four-hour class will be offered on Saturday mornings and one weeknight each week in the G. Thomas Love Boardroom at the Greeneville Light & Power System building.
The course curriculum includes: "Driving Defensively in Our Roadway Community," "Distracted and Impaired Driving," "Conditions in Our Roadway Community," and "Fatal Four Driving Behaviors."
A test will be given at the conclusion of the course.
Certificates of completion will be presented.
Anyone in need of more information or who is interested in signing up for a class can contact Tracy Jones by calling 783-2867 or e-mailing (email@example.com)
A brochure with details about the course is available at the Greeneville Police Department.