The Lansing Area Safety Council is a State of Michigan approved provider for the Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC). We offer the National Safety Council curriculum, a program of the highest quality that supports our mission of safety education and training. Our instructors are retired law enforcement officials, who care about your safety.
The State of Michigan passed a law beginning December 31, 2010 which provides the BDIC to eligible Michigan licensed drivers. The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) will not make the points or information from the ticket available to insurance companies for drivers who take and pass the BDIC through an approved course sponsor. The MDOS will notify eligible drivers by mail. A BDIC candidate may take the BDIC class, but is not legally obligated. Eligible drivers have 60 days to arrange for and pass the BDIC. The approved course sponsor will notify the MDOS whether the driver passes or fails. Motorists may only take the course once in their lifetime.
The State uses the process of suppressing the ticket so that the violator’s ticket will not be sent to their automobile insurance company as an incentive for people to take the course. A BDIC candidate who passes the course will not have the points on your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will not submit the violation information to your insurance company and no public entity can see the violation except police and courts.
- Practical knowledge and techniques to avoid traffic collisions and violations
- Why choosing safe, responsible, and lawful driving behaviors and habits makes personal and financial sense
- Factors one can control before driving, from emotions to vehicle maintenance
- How to drive defensively in unpredictable conditions
- How driver attitude and behavior can help prevent collisions and poor decision-making
- How to prevent collisions and recognize potential hazards
Since 1939, the Safety Council has become a solid grass roots, not-for-profit, non-governmental, public service organization. Serving mid-Michigan, the Council's mission continues to focus on promoting all types of safety through education, particularly child/school safety, traffic safety, home/community safety and work place safety, with the purpose of preventing the personal and economic loss associated with injuries and health hazards.