Safety Through Education
Driver Intervention Program

"Why are you here?"

"How can we help?"

"What is next?"

"Helping yourself"

"Controlling your life"

1. Violation of program rules/guidelines may result in discharge, at the discretion of staff, from the Safety Through Education Driver Intervention Program. 

2. Safety Through Education is an alcohol and drug free program. Possession or use of alcohol or drugs by clients, verified by staff’s reasonable suspicion, will result in immediate discharge. This includes any clients possessing drug paraphernalia. 

3. Personal property is subject to search at any time. All contraband will be confiscated.

4. Violence, possession of weapons, or threats made to clients or staff is not tolerated. Any deliberate or negligent actions harmful to the safety or welfare of clients or staff will result in immediate discharge from Safety Through Education and legal action taken if appropriate.

5. Sexual harassment or any sexual contact with clients, staff or other persons will result in immediate discharge from the program.

6. Any behavior or action which may compromise the integrity of the Safety Through Education Program may result in immediate discharge.

7. All clients are expected to be on time and participate in all scheduled sessions and related program activities. This also includes all meals served during the weekend. Disruptive behavior is not tolerated during sessions and may result in discharge from the program.

8. Clients must be appropriately dressed at all times.

9. If clients are not present in their rooms, the rooms are to be kept locked. Staff and hotel management are not responsible for any items missing or stolen from rooms.

10. No visitors are allowed on the hotel premises during the 72-hour program. Clients are not allowed to have other clients, except their own roommates, in their rooms.

11. Staff will conduct nightly room checks.

12. Clients are to be in their rooms by 11:00 p.m. every night (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Those not present at this curfew time will be considered absent without leave – AWOL.

13. Clients are not permitted to leave the assigned area of the hotel (this includes the BP station), unless accompanied by staff.

14. The telephones in clients’ rooms are not in service. Phone calls can be made during  authorized times. Leave all cell phones and pagers in your rooms. If your cell phone/pager is not kept in your room at all times during the 72-hour program then it will be taken by a staff member. Your phone/pager will eventually be returned to you when the program ends.

15. Do not drive to the Safety Through Education Program if your driver license is suspended.

16. Clients are not allowed in the restaurant/bar area except on Thursdays after 9:00 p.m. or during days/times when meals are scheduled to be served in the restaurant area.

17. Clients in triple rooms are required to alternate rollaway beds with roommates. Each night a different person will occupy a rollaway unless other arrangements are made between roommates.

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Program Rules


Safety Through Education
Driver Intervention Program
is a 72-hour residential program certified by the State of Ohio. The program is an alternative to incarceration for persons who have been arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse. The purpose of Safety Through Education is to provide intervention services mandated by the legal system for DUI offenders. The program helps individuals recognize the seriousness of DUI and the need to change their drinking and driving practices. Safety Through Education accomplishes this through education and referral services. The ultimate goal of the program is to help reduce the amount of DUI cases in the community by promoting safety through education.  

2014 Program Dates

January 9-12, 2014

July 10-13, 2014

February 6-9, 2014

August 14-17, 2014

March 6-9, 2014

September 11-14, 2014

April 10-13, 2014

October 9-12, 2014

May 15-18, 2014

November 13-16, 2014

June 12-15, 2014

December 11-14, 2014

The program is located at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Airport (log on to for hotel directions), 4181 West 150th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135, off I-71 and easily accessible to all major highways. Program times are from 5:30 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Please call Fred Stevens at (440) 590-3404 or email for additional registration information. The program costs $290 for three nights in the hotel, all meals except on Thursday evening, education and group discussion sessions on traffic safety, alcoholism and drug abuse, and DUI related issues. Registration is possible by mail, cash, or with a credit card through this website (click on $$ Make a Payment at the top of the page).

If you register by mail, the full payment is due two weeks prior to the beginning of the program by certified check or money order, payable to Safety Through Education and sent to:


Safety Through Education
Driver Intervention Program
1440 Rockside Road
Suite #113
Parma, OH 44134



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