About the Course
Defensive driving is easier and more economical because the National Safety Council and SafetyServe.com have developed an updated online defensive driving course based on proven content from the prestigious National Safety Council. Since 1964 more than 68 million drivers have learned to protect themselves and their families with courses featuring the most comprehensive, in-depth driver training curriculum based on the instructor-led courses from the NSC.
The Defensive Driving Course uses state-of-the-art animation, sound and graphics in an engaging, interactive learning environment where students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify and execute the correct defenses. The convenient bookmark feature offers the ability to log in and out of the course as often as you like to accommodate your schedule.
The goal of the defensive driving course is to train drivers in collision prevention techniques while promoting an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will have the option to print a personalized Certificate of Completion from the National Safety Council. Present your Certificate of Completion to the court administrator by due date.
Course Outline: Introduction and Pre TestSession 1: What is in it for me?
Session 2: Making choices you can live with.
- Identify risky driving attitudes and behaviors
- The difference between good driving and defensive driving
- What it means to be a defensive driver
- Preventable collisions
- Three basic steps in collision avoidance: Collision Prevention Formula
- Recognizing driving hazards
Session 3: What you do is what you get!
- Identify driver conditions that result in collisions and violations
- The effects of drugs on driving ability
- Why drivers choose safe and unsafe behaviors
- The effects of impaired physical and mental conditions on driving safely
- Techniques used to maintain control in adverse driving conditions
Session 4: The conditions that drive us.
- Six most common driving errors
- Reasons drivers choose to speed
- Alternatives to speeding
- How to approach and safely proceed through all intersections
- Identify hazards involved in passing
- How to evaluate a potential passing situation
- Three steps needed to complete a safe pass
Session 5: What are you willing to do?
- Recognize uncontrollable driving conditions
- Identify hazards associated with those conditions in time to avoid them
- List maneuvers to help maintain control for each uncontrollable driving condition
- The benefits of using occupant restraints and child safety seats
- Defensive driving strategies to avoid a collision in any given driving situation
- Identify personal behaviors and decisions and the effects on future driving situations