Child Passenger Safety
JCSO Child Passenger Safety Team offers free inspections of installation and use of child car seats. Speakers on child passenger safety are available for small groups (daycares, preschools, playgroups, civic organizations). JCSO periodically sponsors National Highway Traffic Safety Administration child passenger safety technician certification classes (4.5 days), Moving Children through Childcare classes (12 hours), and 8-hour inspector classes. Limited numbers of child car seats are available to low-income families. 80% of child car seats are either improperly installed or misused nationwide. Please call JCSO at 385-3831 ext. 521 for an appointment or more information.
AARP Mature Driver Refresher Course (previously “55 Alive”)
Eight hour driver refresher courses are offered throughout the county – Pt. Townsend, Tri-area, Pt. Ludlow, Brinnon, Quilcene, Cape George, and Gardiner. Car insurance companies are mandated to give car insurance discounts to drivers 55 and over who complete this course. Discounts vary from 5% to 10% for 2 to 3 years.
A $10 fee covers materials. Class dates and times are printed in local newspapers or you may call JCSO at 385-3831 ext. 521 for more information.
Jefferson County Traffic Safety School – ticket deferment program
Jefferson County offers a 6-hour Traffic Safety School the first Saturday of every month. The class is held at the Tri-Area Community Center at 10 West Valley Road (intersection of Highway 19 and West Valley Road) from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Upon completion of the class, and if no additional citation is received for one year, the infraction will not appear on your driver’s license history. You must request this program through a District/ Municipal Court mitigation hearing. The course may be taken only once every seven years.
Application forms are available at Jefferson County District Court and JCSO. Cost is $35. For more information call JCSO at 385-3831 ext. 521.
Need a speaker on traffic safety, drug or alcohol issues, or youth safety issues? Want to know more about methamphetamine? Or the penalties for providing alcohol to minors? Or child car seats?
Call JCSO at 385-3831 ext 521 with your request.