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Safety Training Option Program
S.T.O.P.

City of Lincoln / Lancaster County

Dismiss Your Minor Traffic Citation

Attend a 4-hour Defensive Driving Course or take it online

  • No Fine
  • No Court Appearance
  • No Points on Your Record
  • Improve Your Driving Habits

If you have participated in a Safety Training Option Program (S.T.O.P.) in Nebraska in the last three years you are NOT eligible.

How Can I Enroll?

Offenses Not Eligible

  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Willful reckless or reckless driving
  • Speed contest
  • Flee to avoid arrest
  • Refuse breath or blood test
  • Driving while suspended
  • Injury accidents
  • Speeding more than 19 mph over the speed limit
  • Eligible if renewed
    • No insurance
    • No valid driver's license
    • No valid registration
  • Multiple offenses (certain multiple offenses are eligible, call for more information)
  • CDL Operator's License holder
  • School bus violation
  • Using handheld device (texting)

When to Enroll

Register for the S.T.O.P. program within ten (10) working days by 5:00pm on the last date after receipt of the ticket to avoid payment of court costs.

If you register and pay after ten (10) working days, you will need to pay court costs to Lancaster County after you register.

How to Enroll

You can register in person at one of the following addresses:

What to Bring With You when you enroll:

  • Citation (issued in Lancaster County)
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Social Security Number
  • $100.00 Cash, Credit Card** or Money Order (non-refundable)
  • Plus if you did not have any of the following at the time of the citation
    • Insurance Card
    • Valid registration

**Credit Card processing fees are applicable

The Traffic Diversion Program Must Be Completed Within 60 Days After Receipt of the Citation.

Enrollment Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

Class Times

Classes are held Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening and selected Fridays.

If you don't qualify

You my pay your citation/ticket at the State of Nebraska Internet Payment System if you don't require a court appearance.
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