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Defensive Driving Course

Defensive Driving

The goal of the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course is to provide drivers with knowledge and safe driving techniques to prevent collisions and violations. The course focuses on collision prevention through hazard recognition and application of collision-avoidance techniques. In addition, the course addresses common driving violations that result in collisions and how to change driving habits to eliminate moving violations.

Throughout the eight hour course, participants learn how to recognize both potential and immediate hazards, how to avoid collisions in a variety of driving conditions and how to choose safe and legal driving behaviors. The emphasis is on identifying and choosing safe and legal behind-the-wheel behaviors and actions.

The course addresses these defensive driving topics:

 personal responsibility and driving

 defensive driving

 preventable collision

 hazard recognition

 drugs and driving

 the driving environment:  


·         Driver conditions

·         Other drivers

·         Light conditions

·         Roads and road conditions

·         Traffic conditions

·         Weather conditions

·         Vehicle condition and equipment

 avoiding collisions
 choosing safe and legal behaviors.

Students attending receive a 5% auto insurance discount for three years. Those students, who have motor vehicle points, will also have two points removed from their driving record. All attendees must have a valid New Jersey drivers license and present it at class.