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College of Lake County safe driver program recognized for excellence

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Nov 04, 2020

The National Safety Council (NSC) has awarded the defensive driving program at College of Lake County (CLC) the Excellence in Driver Safety Training Award. This award recognizes the leadership and valuable contributions the program makes to advance their mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.  

“Everyone works very hard to make our traffic safety program a continually award-winning one,” said Bret Webster, judicial services manager at the college. “2020 has been chaotic and challenging, to say the least, but our great instructors continue delivering our impactful courses to the best of their ability.”  

Since 1991, CLC’s judicial services department has offered the NSC's defensive driving courses for motorists who are under court supervision for minor traffic violations in Lake County. Class content emphasizes defensive driving habits, including rules of the road, collision prevention tactics and the everyday driving situations motorists face. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish. 

The college also offers the powerful NSC’s Alive at 25 program for teen drivers. This highly interactive four-hour program teaches young drivers how to take responsibility for their own driving behavior. Every trained driver helps advance progress on the Road to Zero, an NSC initiative to end roadway deaths by 2050.  

About College of Lake County:  

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation. Learn more at or call (847) 543-2000.