Traffic Safety Program - Dayton Municipal Court
You may be eligible for the Traffic Safety Program (TSP).
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Approved defendants, who have voluntarily entered a Plea of Guilty to a minor misdemeanor traffic citation issued within the
jurisdiction of the Dayton Municipal Court, may have their cases dismissed by the Court upon successful completion of the TSP
and payment of the non-refundable $250.00 program fee. In this case, no points will be added to the
defendant's driving record.
Eligible defendants have an opportunity to attend a class conducted by off-duty Police Officers on selected Thursdays from
5:30 - 7:30 pm. The class will provide helpful driving tips on a variety of topics related to the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
The Prosecutor's Office will review each minor misdemeanor traffic case individually to determine eligibility for the Traffic Safety
Program. The minimum criteria for participating in the Traffic Safety Program are:
- A two-point minor misdemeanor traffic violation with no accompanying criminal charges
- The traffic case does not involve an accident or property damage
- The defendant has not participated in the Traffic Safety Program within the last 12 months
- A valid driver's license at the time of the plea
THE STEPS OF THE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM
- Defendant requests to be screened to the Traffic Safety Program
- Court officials will review your case and driving record. Defendant is referred for the Traffic Safety Program if eligible
- Defendant will receive a telephone call from the Court about their eligibility and receive further instructions
- Defendant is advised of the terms and conditions of the Traffic Safety Program
- Defendant signs a form agreeing to participate in the Traffic Safety Program
- The Court Stays defendant's Sentence of Fines and Costs
- Defendant pays any warrant fees and the $250.00 Traffic Safety Program fee within 30 days
- After paying the TSP fee, Defendant will be scheduled for the next available TSP class and attends the TSP class
- Defendant signs TSP class attendance sheet and stays for entire two hour class
- Defendant receives a Certificate for successfully completing the TSP class
- Officer conducting TSP class notifies Court of defendant's successful completion of TSP class
- The Court dismisses defendant's traffic case
WARNING: NO CONTINUANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED TSP CLASSES. THE $250.00 TSP FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
CONDITIONS RESULTING IN A FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM:
- Defendant fails to pay the $250.00 Traffic Safety Program fee within 30 days
- Defendant fails to attend the TSP class
- Defendant signs up for the TSP class, but is late and cannot be admitted to class
- Defendant attends TSP class, but is asked to leave for being disruptive or inattentive
- Defendant attends TSP class, but fails to sign the class sheet and to receive a Certificate
CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO COMPLETE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM
- Stay is lifted and Sentence of $150 Fine and Court Costs remains in effect
- Conviction will be forwarded to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where points may be added to the defendant's driving record
- Clerk sends $150 Fine and Court Costs to collection and assesses $10 processing fee
- If $250.00 TSP fee was paid, it is forfeited. Court suspends $140 of the $150 Fine, leaving a Fine of $10 and Court Costs, which are sent to collection. $10 processing fee is assessed
If you have questions, please call the Magistrate's Office at (937) 333-4456.
Are you interested in learning whether you qualify for this program?