Traffic Diversion Program

Welcome to the Livingston County Traffic Diversion Program. This program is designed to assist first time traffic ticket offenders who are seeking a disposition of their current vehicle and traffic tickets. The successful completion of this program will result in the District Attorney’s Office withdrawing prosecution of your traffic ticket. Please read the following information carefully to determine your eligibility for the program and to successfully enroll / complete the program.


In order to be eligible for the Traffic Diversion Program you must meet the following requirements:
  • You are charged with an eligible offense
  • You have not been convicted of any moving violation (violation with points) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law within the last 18 months, or any DWI or vehicular homicide in the last 10 years
  • You have a valid license and insurance at the time of the offense
  • You pay an application fee of $150
  • Be able to complete a defensive driving course

Eligible Offense

“Eligible Offense” means any New York State vehicle and traffic violation, but specifically excludes:
  • Any V&T §1192 Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug charge
  • V&T§1212 Reckless Driving
  • V&T §511 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
  • Passing a Stopped School Bus
  • Any speed greater than 20 mph over the speed limit
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Accidents resulting in physical injury or death
  • Any offense committed in a school or construction zone

Instructions for Applying

  • Completely fill out the application. Failure to complete the application may be grounds for denial of your application.
  • Send the completed application to:
    Livingston County Traffic Diversion Program
    2 Court St.
    Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Include the following documents with your application. Failure to attach these documents will result in the denial of your application:
    • Check or money order for $150, payable to Livingston County Traffic Diversion Program
      • Check will be returned with any denied applications
    • Copy of your traffic ticket or court notice
    • Copy of your New York State Driving Abstract or out-of-state driving history
      • This can be obtained at any Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office for a small fee
    • Self-addressed, stamped envelope

Next Steps

Upon receipt of your completed application, the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office will notify you by letter of your enrollment in the Traffic Diversion Program. Please allow seven to 10 days for processing.

Court Dates

The court will be notified of your acceptance and your court case will be adjourned for 30 days. It is important to keep any court dates set by the court. Failure to appear on a scheduled court date may result in your license being suspended. If you require an adjournment of your case, please contact the court directly. Do not call the District Attorney’s Office. The district attorney has no power to grant an adjournment.

Defensive Driving Course

During your 30-day adjournment, you must complete a defensive driving course, commonly called "point and insurance reduction courses."

Online Courses

Many of these courses are offered online through a variety of providers, a list of which is contained on the DMV website. 

Out-of-State License

Out-of-state license holders may not want to use the following sites due to client ID issues:
  • Big Apple Driving School 
  • Defensive Driving New York 

Traditional Courses

However, you may also take the course in a traditional course setting, such as through an insurance agent, community college, or AAA office.

Certificate of Completion

Both online and traditional courses will provide you with a certificate of completion upon finishing the course. If you choose to complete your course online, please be aware that your certificate will be mailed seven to 10 days after your completion of the course.

You must submit a copy of your certificate to the District Attorney’s Office by the date stated in your program acceptance letter. Once you receive your certificate, please forward a copy to:
Livingston County Traffic Diversion Program
2 Court St.
Geneseo, NY 14454


Upon receipt, the District Attorney’s Office will inform you and the court by letter of your successful completion of the Traffic Diversion Program and will withdraw prosecution of your ticket. Your court case will be dismissed at that point.