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Lincoln, Nebraska

STOP Program

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Safety always comes first.

If your driver's license is being returned to you with a citation, the information on this page will explain how the S.T.O.P. Program works and if you are eligible.

You Have Just Received a Citation

Though not a pleasant experience, the issuing of citations is a necessary step in enforcement efforts to reduce traffic accidents, deaths and injuries. Most drivers know they are driving illegally when they are stopped. However, no one likes to receive a ticket, and when it happens the recipient may harbor resentment toward the officer who issued the citation. In these cases, it is important to remember that the officers are only doing their-job, and may be saving a life.

When you disobey traffic laws, you endanger yourself as well as other motorists, passengers and pedestrians. It is the duty of our officers to monitor motorists and issue citations to those driving improperly, no matter how unpopular this action may be. We hope this citation will encourage you to drive responsibly.

These are Your Options

  • Appear In Court
  • Pay By Waiver
  • Participate in the S.T.O.P. Program

Persons may participate in the S.T.O.P. Program once every three (3) years.

The Safety Training Option Program (S.T.O.P.)

What is S.T.O.P.?
Persons cited with certain minor traffic violations may complete a Defensive Driving Course and waive paying the citation.

Take a Defensive Driving Course and Have:

  • No Fine
  • No Court Appearance
  • No Points on Your License
  • Improved Driving Habits

Offenses Not Eligible...

  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Willful reckless or reckless driving
  • Injury accidents
  • Speeding more than 19 mph over the speed limit
  • CDL Operator's License holder
  • For additional inelegible offenses, please call Lancaster County Community Corrections or Nebraska Safety Council

When to Enroll:

Register for the S.T.O.P. program within ten (10) working days 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 must register in person* at one of the following addresses:

Nebraska Safety Council, Inc.
3243 Cornhusker Highway, Suite 10
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-1592
Lancaster County Community Corrections
633 S. 9th Street, Suite 101
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

What to Bring With You:

  • Citation (issued in Lancaster County)
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Social Security Number
  • $85.00 (non-refundable) Cash, money order or credit/debit card**
    **2.5% processing fee for credit/debit cards

Enrollment Hours:

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

Class Times

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

*If you live outside of Lancaster County, call (402) 483-2511 or (402) 441-3600 for enrollment information.