This 4-hour course is offered in Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston and Sullivan. There is also an online course available. If you have received a traffic citation and are not required to appear in court, you may be eligible for this program. You are only allowed to complete the course one time in a 12-month period.
For participants who received their traffic citation in Effingham, Coles, Moultrie or Cumberland counties in Illinois:
For participants who have received their traffic citation in any other area:
To all participants:
How does the online course work?
The online course offers an interactive learning environment where you will analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards, and identify the correct defenses.
Once your registration form has been received, an access code, website information and instructions on how to get started will be sent to you. If an email address has been provided, this information will be sent to you via email, otherwise this information will be sent to your mailing address.
The online course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so it can be completed at anytime. The course has a “bookmark” feature which allows you to log out and return to the course at a later time.
Once you have completed the course, you will have the opportunity to print a certificate of completion. You will also receive a certificate of completion in the mail from Lake Land College to keep for your records.
If you DID NOT receive your citation in Coles, Cumberland, Moultrie or Effingham counties, you may register by clicking on one of the buttons below.
Graduate to Safety is a five-hour Driver Remedial Education course for drivers 16-21 years old who have had their license suspended by the Illinois Secretary of State. Participation is required as a condition of license reinstatement.
The course is offered in Mattoon only on an as needed basis. The registration fee is $75 and is non-refundable. Advanced registration is required and all fees are due at the time of registration. Your registration will not be complete until payment has been received. Courses fill on a first-come, first-serve basis and seating is limited.
You can reschedule your assigned course date by contacting the Traffic Safety Program Office at (217) 235-1282 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must reschedule 48 hours in advance to avoid rescheduling fees. If you attempt to reschedule less than 48 hours in advance, you will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee.
If you fail to appear at the day and time you’ve been scheduled, you forfeit your registration fee. In addition, you will be required to request another course to reinstate your driving privileges and pay another $75 course fee.
To register: Click on the Remedial Course Registration link, print and fill out form completely. Mail registration form and payment to: Lake Land College Traffic Safety Program, 5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL, 61938. Checks should be made payable to Lake Land College Traffic Safety Program.
The Lake Land College Traffic Safety Program offers a DUI course in Mattoon and Charleston. This is a one time, 4-hour course. This course was designed specifically for Coles County, but may qualify for DUI’s in other counties.
Registration forms and fees should be turned into to the Traffic Department at the Coles County courthouse. Once your registration is received by them, it will be forwarded on to the Traffic Safety Program Specialist. You will then be registered in the next available class. A confirmation letter will be sent to you that will include the date, time, location and directions for the course. If you are unable to attend the class date that you are scheduled for, a $25 rescheduling fee will apply. Once you have completed the course, the Traffic Safety Program will send confirmation of your completion to the Coles County courthouse and you will also receive a certificate of completion in the mail to keep for your records.
If you received a DUI in another county, you would need to contact that county to see if this program is acceptable to them. Please contact the Lake Land College Traffic Safety Program Specialist for more information.
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Defensive Driving Course Registration Form
Graduate to Safety Remedial Course Registration Form
Effingham County Registration Form
Coles County Registration Form
Moultrie County Registration Form
Effingham County Circuit Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 586
Effingham, IL 62401-0586
Coles County Circuit Clerk’s Office
6th & Jackson, Box 48
Charleston, IL 61920-0048
Cumberland County Circuit Clerk’s Office
Courthouse Square, Box 145
Toledo, Illinois 62468-0145
Moultrie County Circuit Clerk’s Office
10 South Main St., Suite 7
Sullivan, Illinois 61951-1969
Secretary of State Graduate to Safety