Traffic Safety Program
An Option That Can Lead to the Dismissal of Certain Traffic Charges
Defendants charged with waiverable traffic (that is, persons charged with offenses for which a fine may be paid in lieu of a personal appearance at the court) may participate in the Court’s Traffic Safety Program (TSP) if they have not previously participated in that program or if at least two (2) years have passed since they have participated in that program.
A defendant in a traffic case who is eligible to participate in the TSP may file to participate in the TSP program up to three weeks after the original arraignment date listed on the traffic ticket. (The application is typically enclosed with the traffic ticket, and it is also available below). The defendant’s application to participate in TSP must be accompanied by the appropriate fine and cost payment AND the defendant must enter a guilty or no-contest plea to the traffic charge or charges and must sign the application form. THIS MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO TAKING THE ON-LINE TRAFFIC COURSE. Also, if the traffic ticket indicates that the defendant did not show proof of insurance when the ticket was issued, the defendant must provide proof of insurance to the Clerk of the Court.
Once the clerk has received the completed application and the waiver payment, proceedings in the case will be stayed for 60 days while the defendant completes the on-line TSP. The defendant must pay the course provider for the cost of the course. (Information about the course is available at www.safetyserve.com/marion, or by phone at 1-614-324-5934.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE ON-LINE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE, THE SAFETY COUNCIL OF CENTRAL OHIO WILL ELECTRONICALLY NOTIFY THE MARION MUNICIPAL COURT OF YOUR COMPLETION.
NOTICE TO PERSONS HOLDING A CDL LICENSE: Per U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – The State must not mask, defer imposition of judgment, or allow an individual to enter into a diversion program that would prevent a CLP or CDL holder’s conviction for any violation….from appearing on the CDLIS driver record….
Traffic Safety Program Application
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