Driving Programs - Probation

Young Traffic Offenders Program (YTOP)

The Young Traffic Offenders Program (YTOP) is an all-day program designed for young adults, age 16-24, which focuses on the realities of poor driving decisions and consequences associated with poor choices on the road. YTOP is held once a month on a Monday from 8:00am-3:30pm. This program is a joint effort between Mercy and Cox Hospitals. Participants must register in advance.

Defensive Driving Course (DDC-8)

The Defensive Driving Program (DDC-8) is an 8-hour Driver Improvement Program the National Safety Council designed to help drivers choose safe, responsible, and lawful driving behaviors. DDC-8 is held once a month on a Saturday from 8am-5pm. Participants must register in advance.  There are four providers listed.

  • Traffic Safety Awareness Program   at  417-732-2091    Fee $70.00
  • Safety and Health Council of Western Missouri & Kansas   www.shcmoks.com  Use code 5829 to receive discount  Fee $60.00
  • Mercy at 417-820-7233 or mercy.net/DDC    Fee $60.00
  • Correction Services  at 417-869-5161   Fee $60.00

Alive at 25

The Alive at 25 Course is a 4-hour National Safety Council program designed for young adults, age 15-25, that focuses on the dangers of distracted or impaired driving and safe/lawful driving choices. Multiple classes are offered each month.  Participants must register in advance.  There are two providers listed.

AARP Safe Driving Classes

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest driver improvement course especially designed for individuals age 50 and older. During this four-hour class, drivers refine skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques.

This program must be completed within 60 to120 days for sentencing.

  • Fees: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members
  • Schedule: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month; a one-day Saturday morning or Tuesday evening class is offered once a quarter. For a complete schedule visit mercy.net/senior-events and search for "AARP Safe Driving Classes" near the top of the page.
  • Location: Mercy Smith Glynn Callaway Clinic, 3231 S National, Springfield, MO 65807
  • Visit mercy.net/senior-events to register online and for more information, or call 417.841.0333.