|Safe Driving Class|
Wabasha County Safe Driving Class
Welcome to our website. Chances are, that you have received a citation already and that is what led you here. I would like to explain to you what this driving class is all about. For many years, our department, like others has felt that issuing citations alone would make our highways safer. What we have come to see is that people are still dying and being seriously hurt as motorists still are disobeying some of our traffic laws.
We are trying to take a new approach on keeping you and your family safe. We feel that if there is some education given out, that just maybe, people will see what we are trying to do. In the past, the thinking amongst most departments was revenue, revenue, and more revenue. Today, we are thinking safety, safety and more safety.
We are now handing out a Safe Driving Class brochure with all of our simpler traffic tickets. Those offenses are listed on the brochure. The new option for a motorist that is given a ticket from one of our deputies is to attend a 2 hour Safe Driving Class on a scheduled Wednesday and have your citation dismissed. It will not go on your record, or affect your insurance. The class will cost $125.00 to attend which will cover the training costs. For your information, the basic speed citation is $127.00, with the majority going to the state. With this new program, the money will stay in the county and will be used specifically for training and equipment related to traffic enforcement.
The class will not be hard and hopefully something will be learned from it. It is not intended to be embarrassing, only informative. You may register in person at the sheriff's office in Wabasha or online. If you register online, the registration fee can be brought to the class. Plan on arriving a little early, as we will need to receipt your money in.
Classes are currently scheduled to be held on the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of every month (confirmed dates will be provided upon registration) and are held on the first floor of the Criminal Justice Center building in the training room off the lobby located next to the Sheriff's Office/Dispatch.
To provide all motorists a safer environment while traveling through our county.
We value your life.