You have options for resolving your traffic citation. Drive Safe Louisville is a traffic safety program run by the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, and is the only option completed without a guilty plea or conviction. Please read about your options to help you decide how to handle your citation.

Jefferson County Attorney's Traffic Safety Program

Mike O'Connell, Jefferson County Attorney

As Jefferson County Attorney, I have implemented Drive Safe Louisville to provide a convenient, interactive way to resolve traffic tickets, without going to court. If you are eligible, Drive Safe Louisville allows you to review traffic laws and safe driving habits in the comfort of home, at your own pace, while increasing your awareness of driving and traffic safety. Complete the program and you will have no points against your license and no conviction of a traffic ticket on your driving record.

Most moving violations are considered for the program; however, the Jefferson County Attorney reserves the right to exclude applicants based on the seriousness of the violation, criminal history, and/or the number of past violations. Participants pay an administrative fee of $179.00 after being approved and no other fees or costs are assessed. As explained on the back of your citation, prepaying your fine and court costs is equivalent to pleading guilty, and it is not part of the process for Drive Safe Louisville.

If you would like to be considered for the Drive Safe Louisville program, register below using your citation number where indicated. If you qualify for the program, you will be notified in an email within four days of your registration. It is important that you plan your time wisely because the program must be completed no later than 72 hours (3 days) before your court date.

If you are under the age of 18, before you can participate in the program, Kentucky law requires that you appear in court with the parent or guardian that signed for your license.

Benefits of Drive Safe Louisville:

  • No conviction on court record
  • No points assessed on license
  • No violation recorded on driving record
  • No court appearance required if completed prior to court date

You will not be eligible if:

  • You were driving without a valid unrestricted operator's license
  • You were driving without valid insurance
  • You have participated in a county attorney traffic safety program within two years
  • You have a CDL (commercial driver license)
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  • Enter the citation control number from your ticket in the box below.

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  • Pay court costs ($134) and fine prior to arraignment
  • Equivalent to a guilty plea
  • Conviction on court record
  • Points assessed on license
  • Violation recorded on driving record


  • Pay court costs ($134) prior to arraignment
  • Follow instructions from KY Transportation Cabinet to register for State Traffic School ($15 for in-person, $39 for online)
  • Equivalent to a guilty plea
  • Conviction on court records
  • No points assessed on license if State Traffic School is successfully completed
  • No violation recorded on driving record if State Traffic School is successfully completed


  • Appear at your arraignment, personally or by counsel
  • You may still have the option to do Drive Safe Louisville or State Traffic School for moving violations
  • If you wish to contest your charges, your case can be continued for a pre-trial conference and then set for trial

If your citation is not prepayable, you must appear at your arraignment. For more information on prepaying citations and State Traffic School, visit