Defensive Driving Course

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NSC Defensive Driving Course Overview

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Developed in partnership with the National Safety Council (NSC), our comprehensive defensive driving course is interactive and easy to use. Our proven course design helps drivers improve their driving decisions and sharpen their skills on the road. Working at your own pace, you will watch real life driving situations and learn defensive driving techniques.

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The Online Defensive Driving Course Experience

  • Our innovative course allows the user to analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify and execute the correct defenses.
  • Course saves your progress throughout and offers unlimited chances to pass
  • Course available 24/7
  • Free course completion certificate
  • Driving defensively can save your life and the lives of those around you

Defensive Driving Course Topics:

  • Identify your personal driving behaviors and tendencies
  • Recognize that every behavior is a choice
  • Define risky driving behaviors
  • Explain how to drive defensively in conditions beyond your control

  • Define defensive driving and collision prevention
  • Identify defensive driving techniques
  • Use the 'What-if' strategy to recognize and avoid hazards
  • Identify the risks associated with driving without seat belts or proper restraints
  • Identify how to effectively use vehicle safety systems

  • Recognize the risks of speeding and following too closely
  • Employ the 3-second and 3-second+ following distance rules
  • Define aggressive driving and road rage
  • Identify driving distractions
  • Recognize risks of distracted driving

  • Identify risks of substance impairment
  • Identify risks of drowsy driving
  • Choose safe, responsible, and respectful behaviors to avoid impaired or drowsy driving
  • Choose appropriate driving behaviors for different driving situations
  • Explain the proper procedure for navigating multi-lane roads

  • Identify risks associated with improper turns
  • Explain the proper procedures for passing and overtaking another vehicle
  • Identify risks associated with driving left-of-center
  • Describe right-of-way violations and safe intersection strategies
  • Identify roadway maintenance and construction hazards
  • Use techniques for trains and railway grade crossings

  • Identify other vehicles you will encounter on the road and techniques for dealing with them
  • Recognize the challenges drivers of larger vehicles face
  • Explain proper techniques for dealing with pedestrians pedal cyclists, and animals

  • Identify the steps to conduct pre-trip inspections
  • The importance of proper vehicle maintenance
  • Describe steps for addressing different types of immediate danger you may encounter
  • Determine if a collision was preventable in different driving situations

  • The Six Deadly Choices
  • The importance of choosing the right behaviors
  • Your driving plan