Rockford, Illinois

Traffic Safety Program

The Traffic Safety Program at Rock Valley College (RVC) is based on an effective, proven curriculum developed by the National Safety Council (NSC). Since 1992, RVC has presented over 10,000 individual classes in northern Illinois.


Traffic Safety classes promote compliance with traffic laws and encourage safe driving habits. The Rock Valley College Traffic Safety Program presents four curricula from the National Safety Council:

  • DDC 4, designed for all drivers, encourages safe driving and gives drivers positive reasons to comply with traffic laws.

  • Alive at 25®, for younger drivers, stresses the dangers of peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, and is a great supplement to any driver's education program.

  • DDC 8 is a more advanced eight-hour class for drivers.

  • DDC Online is a four-hour online offering that covers the best safe driving practices we all need to adhere to on the road.
Motor vehicle crashes resulting in deaths are the most common way people aged 1 to 74 years die in this country. These fatalities are exceeded only by those caused by disease. In addition to this incomparable loss of life, automobile crashes create an enormous financial burden. In 2012, the cost of crashes in the  U.S. topped $276 billion. A typical non-injury collision averages $8,900, while each injury crash averages $78,700.


Rock Valley College offers Traffic Safety classes in Rockford, Belvidere, Dixon, Freeport, and Elizabeth. The classes are usually offered on Saturdays and some weeknights. Please call (815) 921-3940 for specific dates and times in your area. Classes for companies or groups may be scheduled at other times for customized special presentations. The classes are presented by law enforcement officers, professional educators, and others with specialized training.

During the four-hour span of a typical Traffic Safety class, an average of 17 people will die on our highways and over 1,777 will be injured from vehicle crashes. For more information on the Rock Valley College Traffic Safety program, please call (815) 921-3940.

All facts and figures are from:National Safety Council. (2014).Injury Facts®, 2014 Edition.