Traffic Education Program

The Traffic Education Program was established in South Carolina to educate drivers while giving them the opportunity to have eligible traffic tickets dismissed and keep their driving records clean.

  • ELIGIBILITY: A person may be considered for a traffic education program if he or she has no significant history of traffic violations. A person may not participate in a traffic education program more than once.
  • REQUIREMENTS: The offender must complete four hours of community service, attend a TEP approved four hour defensive driving class and cannot have any new traffic citations for six months from the date of the original violation.
  • COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of the assigned requirements in TEP, the court will be notified to dismiss the ticket. Should the participant fail to complete the program, the ticket will be referred back to the original court for prosecution.