SAFE COMMUNITIES COALITION OF PITT COUNTY, INC.
WANTS YOU TO BECOME A SAFER DRIVER
The District Attorney is giving you an opportunity to take a Driver Improvement Course. Click here for schedule of classes.
If you have been charged in Pitt County with speeding greater than 15 mph over the posted speed limit but not more than 25 mph over the posted speed limit, you may be eligible to attend the Pitt County Safe Communities Coalition Driver Improvement Course. If it is determined you are eligible, upon successful completion of the Course the District Attorney will reduce your speeding citation to 9 mph over the posted speed limit.
In order to qualify for the 8 hour Driver Improvement Course, you must:
(1) Appear in District Court on the date and time shown on your citation and indicate your desire to take the Driver Improvement Course whereupon you will qualify for your case to be continued for 30 days.
(2) Register for the Driver Improvement Course at Pitt Community College's Continuing Education & Community Development Division, Greenville Center, 3107 South Memorial Drive Greenville, NC on the corner of Memorial Drive and Dexter Street. Pre-registration is a must. Registration for Wednesday/Thursday classes should be no later than Noon on the Friday prior to the class the following week. Registration for Saturday classes should be no later than Noon on Wednesday prior to the class. Please bring your Social Security number for the registration.
(3) Return to the District Attorney's Office before the next appointed court date or appear in District Court on the appointed court date with the Driver Improvement Course completion certificate for the reduction of the citation by the District Attorney.
(4) Students ages 16-18 must present a signed High School Release Form. This is required whether actively in school or not. These forms may be obtained at your local high school.
THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN ONLY ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS TO QUALIFY FOR A CITATION REDUCTION.
The fee for the Course will be $60.00. The fee is to be paid to Pitt Community College by check, money order or credit card at the time of Course registration. No cash will be accepted and the fee is non-refundable. If a student fails to appear for the registered Course session, they must re-register and pay another fee of $60.00 for another scheduled class. We will not process refunds or transfers for students who fail to attend.
Classes will be held at Pitt Community College's Greenville Center, 3107 South Memorial Drive Greenville, NC Room 402. The classes will be in two four-hour blocks during the evenings or all day on Saturdays. You have the option to sign up for the available class most convenient to your schedule.
IMPACT OF THE COURSE:
Receiving a citation and having it reduced has different implications depending on your prior driving record. The District Attorney's Office cannot advise you on the exact impact of taking the Course on your driving privilege or your insurance status. You may wish to consult an attorney to determine its exact impact.
The Coalition, the District Attorney's Office, and Pitt Community College will evaluate the impact of the Driver Improvement Course on highway safety in our community. At the time of Course registration, you will be asked to authorize use of your name for evaluation purposes. The data collected will be used to determine the effectiveness of the Course on driver improvement.
For more information, please call 493-7388.