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County attorney says program helps drivers



Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton this week introduced Drive Safe Kentucky (DSK), a new program to teach and refresh safe driving techniques and review Kentucky traffic laws.

The program’s goal is to make the participant a safer driver and to reduce the number of repeat offenders by providing education on traffic and driving safety issues. If eligible, participants will complete the program online or by DVD instead of appearing in court.

“When a traffic citation is written, we have an opportunity to increase awareness of traffic laws and safe driving practices,” said Hatton. “Drive Safe Kentucky offers a convenient alternative to traffic court while reducing the chances of re-offending.”

The County Attorney’s Office has partnered with PSI Kentucky to provide the educational component of the program. If a violator qualifies for DSK, there is a $119 fee for the program. It may be completed online and takes approximately two hours. A DVD version is available for those without Internet or email access. Upon successful completion of the court, the citation will be dismissed.

Violators who do not qualify for or choose not to participate in DSK have other options available — pre-payment, state traffic school or court.



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