In an effort to make our community a safer place to live, Judge Lisa A. Locke Graves instituted a Defensive Driver Diversion Program for the Elyria Municipal Court wherein upon completion of The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course and payment of all court costs including the tuition cost for the course, a person with a citation for a minor misdemeanor traffic ticket, such as speeding, would be able to get their ticket dismissed.

In order to be eligible, a person must have no more than two (2) points added to their driving record in the past two years and must never have participated in the program before.

CAUTION:   There are a large number of online companies offering to get your ticket dismissed if you complete their program, web sites such as GO TO TRAFFIC SCHOOL.COM. These sites are not recognized by this court and the certificates they offer are also not recognized by this court and will not be honored.  For more information on valid schools and methods for completing the Defensive Driver Program please call the court.