But people need to be careful, said Beverly Reicks, president and CEO of the Nebraska chapter of the National Safety Council.
Reicks said most counties in the state have signed agreements with STOP class providers that are on file with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
One important requirement in Nebraska, she
said, is that a class provider must have a physical office in the state.
But now the class is being offered online for tickets issued in Douglas, Washington and Cass Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa, said Beverly Reicks, president and CEO of the Nebraska chapter of the National Safety Council.
Of those, Reicks
said, 37 percent chose to take the course online.
"It's really quite interactive," Reicks
The program will run on any computer, including a tablet, that has high-speed Internet access.
It will run on a smartphone, too, though Reicks
said the images would be very small.
"I think that'd be painful," she
For some people, carving out a four-hour block of time is difficult, Reicks
said, so the online flexibility can be a big help.
It's also convenient for people who live outside the Omaha area and who have been ticketed here.
In the first four months, Reicks
said, the course has been taken by people from 27 counties outside Douglas and six states outside Nebraska.
took the reins of the Nebraska chapter of the Safety Council last year after 13 years as director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
, where she
increased Web access to the agency's services.
program is regulated by the DMV
, which issued guidelines for creating the online course, she