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S A F E
Safety • Awareness • Facts • Effects
Carol Routh
Office and Mailing address only!
See "WHERE" below for class location.
OFFICE:
1440 SW Hilldale Ave • Portland OR 97225
503-224-2244
Contact by email
carol@hevanet.com

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SAFE TRAFFIC SAFETY CLASS

Where Human Nature meets the Laws of Physics

Discover your own personal reasons for wanting to pay more attention
to your driving.

You don't need to have a ticket to attend the SAFE class, but...

If you’re reading this website, right away you’ve got our sympathy, because more than likely it means you’ve got a traffic ticket. We hope it’ll be your last! Here’s everything you always hoped you’d never need to know about Traffic Class.

WHEN:
December 17
No class in January
February 25

EMAIL (link above) OR CALL CAROL AT 503-224-2244 IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT A CLASS DATE.

TIME:
8:45 a.m. registration; 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. class time (One hour for lunch, noon to 1:00)

WHERE:
Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus -- Building TCB, Room 217

Be sure you know exactly where you are going!
No one will be available to answer the phone that morning if you get lost.

If you are using the internet for directions, enter the address:
12,000 SW 49th, Portland OR 97219. (Be sure to include three zeroes.)
Most people think of PCC Sylvania as being on Capitol Hwy, but the name of the road changes to 49th just before the college, and then changes again to Kerr Pkwy.

People coming from the south have reported problems with the internet maps. Some of the roads near PCC exist only on paper. Print a closeup map and follow the notes. Good luck!

Click here for a link to a Mapquest map. (NOTE: If you're coming from south, going north on I-5, where it says to turn right on 53rd, don't go all the way to Capitol Hwy. Instead, immediately turn left onto Pomona and go straight up the hill to the stop light. Turn right, and the entrance to PCC is on the right at the next light.)

If you want help with directions by phone, call right away, today.
No one will be available to answer the phone on the day of the class, and the Friday before there are no guarantees.

TCB Building (near the bus stop)

After you enter the campus, to find the TCB building, jog left at the “T” intersection and then continue downhill in the big parking lot. The TCB building is the closest one to the parking lot, right at the base of the hill, near the bus stop. Come in the front door and head straight back. Watch for the “TRAFFIC CLASS” sign.

Click here for a map of the PCC Sylvania campus, directions, and TriMet info (links at top of page).

IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER call PCC at 971-722-6111 for a recorded message. If the campus is closed, you will be rescheduled to the next available class (no reset fee, of course). If the campus is open, class will be held. Use your own judgment about driving, based on conditions in your area. If you decide not to drive based on weather, leave a message at
503-224-2244 and you will be contacted about resetting your date.

WORTH NOTICING:
Parking is free on Saturdays, and you can park anywhere but handicapped.

WHAT TO BRING:
Pen or pencil, calculator if possible (don’t go buy one), and survival food. There is a small deli on campus that is usually open (no guarantees), plus some vending machines.

LUNCH OPTIONS WITHIN DRIVNG DISTANCE:
Starbucks, McDonald’s, Subway, 7-11. The TCB building has a wonderful atrium with tables and chairs, so if you bring lunch you don’t have to eat it in the classroom.

HOW MUCH:
Tuition is $75. Your check or money order should be in the mail within 3 business days of your court appearance (or receiving your referral form if it was mailed to you).

You are not registered until your tuition has been received.

You can either pay with a credit card online or snailmail your tuition.

Make your check or money order for $75 out to: SAFE/Carol Routh
and mail it to:

SAFE/Carol Routh
1440 SW Hilldale Avenue
Portland OR 97225

There is no need to send it priority, certified, overnight, or other expensive way. It usually arrives the day after it’s postmarked. It’s never a good idea to mail cash. You can get a money order at any Post Office, bank, and most grocery stores.

Your receipt will be waiting for you at the class.

If you can’t mail your tuition within 3 business days, please call to make other arrangements: 503-224-2244. Please don’t wait till after the class and then say you didn’t come because you didn’t have the money. Call first.

TO PAY TUITION ONLINE $75

It does not ask which date you want to attend. Please send an email telling us you have paid online and which class date you want. Contact by email

Also, if the name on the credit/debit card is different from the person who will be attending the class, please email to let us know whose tuition is being paid and the date of the class.

WHAT IF YOU WANT/NEED TO RESET YOUR DATE:
You will need the Court’s permission to change your class date.

1. Call your Court and ask for permission to change the date.
2. Mail your reset fee (see address above).
3. Call and leave a message with the necessary information: your name, your original date, and the new date. 503-224-2244

If you want to come to an earlier class — space permitting, that’s not a problem and there’s no reset fee. Call first to make sure there's room.

THERE IS A RESET FEE:
If you realize within the first 48 hours after your court appearance that you have a conflict you’d forgotten about, there is no reset fee. You still need the Court’s permission to change the date, though.

AFTER THE 48 HOURS, the reset fee is $25, plus the regular $75 tuition ($100 total).

IF YOU MISS A CLASS and then want another class date, and the Court approves it, the reset fee is $25, bringing the total cost of the class to $100. Your reset fee must be received to reserve your place in the new class.

TO PAY RESET FEE ONLINE $25

NOTIFYING THE COURT THAT YOU COMPLETED THE CLASS:
Carol will take care of sending the documentation directly to the Court. It will be in the mail no later than the Wednesday following your class.

OTHER INFORMATION that may be of interest to you:

WHO TEACHES THIS CLASS:

Carol Routh
Carol Routh has been teaching the SAFE Class since 1989, and she’s going to keep on teaching it as long as it’s fun and gets good results. Which means, makes a positive difference, gives people more control over what happens in their lives, and contributes to all of us being safer on the roads.

Carol’s experience includes teaching in many settings — elementary, jr. high, high school, and adults — as a reading specialist, “learning disabilities” specialist, English as a second language teacher, and adult basic ed and high school completion/GED instructor. She’s fascinated with how things work — brains, body chemisty, gravity and physics, interpersonal dynamics, verbal and non-verbal communication, race cars, the math and physics of speed, you name it.

Jeff Oliver
Jeff Oliver can be reached at 503-477-0522
Jeff Oliver has recently joined the team. He brings years of experience focused on safety plus a love of people and teaching. He is a Nationally Certified Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Child Safety Seat technician instructor (did you know that about 85% of them are not properly installed?), and has extensive knowledge of Oregon's Traffic Laws.

Jeff is an expert when it comes to riding motorcycles and mountain bikes. Plus he flies RC (remote control) airplanes and does geocaching. A total Oregonian, he likes family & friends, camping, fishing, running, hiking, and his 4 dogs.

WHO COMES TO THIS CLASS:
The age span is usually 16 to 60-something, but stretches from 12 to 86. This is a class for “thinking adults,” and everyone in the class is considered to fit into that category. There are no “blood and guts” videos, and the purpose is not to “scare anyone straight.”

The purpose of the class is to assist students to think more clearly and have more control when they’re driving, thereby making themselves, as well as the others on the road with them, safer in their vehicles.

CAN PARENTS SIT IN WITH THEIR KIDS:
Space permitting, YES! Parents are most welcome — and encouraged — to share this experience with their son or daughter. Spouses are also welcome. There is no fee for “just visiting,” but if you want to take the class for credit to get an insurance discount, then you do have to pay the regular $75 tuition.

DO YOU HAVE TO GET A TICKET TO COME TO THE CLASS:
NO! All you have to do is contact us, sign up, and pay the tuition.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL PHYSICAL NEEDS OR LIMITATIONS:
We will do everything possible to assist and accommodate you in taking care of your body during the class. Bring a cushion of you need to. Stand or walk in the back of the room. Take bathroom breaks as needed. Bring the food you need. If you have other questions, call Carol at 503-224-2244.

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Copyright Carol Routh 4-12-2007