Driver Safety Program

Driver Safety classes are being held via Zoom video conference until further notice. Carl Sandburg College is open; however, Corporate & Leisure College staff have not resumed a campus presence. For more information on the Driver Safety Program or to register, phone 309.345.3501 or email

2020 class dates:

September 12 & 19, 2020 (9:00-11:00 a.m., each date) - class is full

October 3 & 10, 2020 (9:00-11:00 a.m., each date)

November 7 & 14, 2020 (9:00-11:00 a.m., each date)

December 5 & 12, 2020 (9:00-11:00 a.m., each date)

What is a Driver Safety Program?

  • Carl Sandburg College is proud to offer a Driver Safety Program, which provides an alternative to having a violation on your driving record. This program is an innovative approach to traffic safety, taught by qualified, personable instructors and assumes you are already a good driver. It is a workshop, which emphasizes driving under stress, attitudes and emotion affecting driving, and the best defensive driving techniques. The goal of the program is to provide an interesting and informative class and to provide skills to make driving a safe and enjoyable experience. Sandburg's Driver Safety Program is approved for use by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. *Note this class is not intended for individuals with no driving citation.

I received a traffic ticket and have questions about ticket payments, court appearance dates, and if I am eligible to complete a Driver Safety Program. Who should I contact?

  • Please contact the Circuit Clerk in the county where you obtained your traffic ticket.

How do I enroll in the Driver Safety Program?

  • Individuals should call 309.345.3501 to register or they may visit Carl Sandburg College's Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) Building, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Building, Galesburg (map photo). Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

What is the Driver Safety Program registration fee?

  • There is a $65 fee to enroll. Pre-registration and payment are required. Early registration is required as there are a limited number of class seats available an room capacity may be reached in a short amount of time. It is the responsibility of the court-supervised individual to be aware of court dates and when the class should be completed by. Once a student is registered, the $65 fee is non-refundable; however, a student may move to another class date (permitted one-time and based on class seat availability). You may pay with cash, credit/debit card or a money order (no personal checks are accepted). Cost and conditions are subject to change without notice.

How will I know if my class is postponed due to inclement weather of other unforeseen circumstances?

  • In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances,





Cancellations: In the event of inclement weather, cancellation announcements will be communicated through local radio/TV stations, postings to the Sandburg website and Facebook page. The Corporate & Leisure College staff will also phone or email individuals as soon as possible. After registering for a class, any changes to email addresses or phone numbers should be communicated to the Corporate & Leisure office for notification purposes. 

For additional information or to register by phone 309.345.3501.