The theory regarding defensive driving assumes that you are a
safe driver, but that all the other drivers on the road are really bad drivers.
The techniques, taught while taking a defensive driving course, teaches methods
for you to become a more watchful and careful driver through the practice of
anticipating what other drivers will do at a moment’s notice.
Defensive driving courses, sometimes referred to as traffic schools or driver improvement courses, teach driving skills and can also lower insurance premiums, reduce points on your driving record, or even dismiss tickets in some states. While those reasons for attending a defensive driving course are perfectly valid, the primary goal of a defensive driving course—either an in-person course or an online defensive course—is to train all drivers to be safe and careful on our roadways and highways.
The National Safety Council courses taught by East Kentucky Training Center are the standard in the field of defensive driving courses and are approved by most states. If you are interested in taking one of our defensive driving courses be sure to check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. All states maintain a list of approved courses for defensive driving. Check before you sign up to be certain that the course you are interested in will fulfill your state’s requirements.
Some basic concepts of defensive driving includes the following key points:
Incorporating these defensive driving tips into your everyday driving technique will help you become a better driver. Taking an online defensive driving course or attending a defensive driving school enhances your overall driving knowledge and skills, and increases your awareness and the safety of you, your family and other drivers.
Aggressive drivers - unfortunately they have become an accepted part of driving today. While we can't do much about the behavior of others, we can always drive with control and can learn how to best react when faced with an aggressive driver. Have you considered taking a course in defensive driving? Defensive driving courses can teach you collision prevention techniques, general defensive driving skills and tips on avoiding road rage. By learning these skills, we can protect ourselves and others in our car while making the road safer for everyone.
The benefits of taking a defensive driving course are hard to pass up.
To see what discounts you may be eligible for, check with your insurer. Keep in mind that insurance discounts typically apply when the driver has no tickets or accidents and insurers will not apply discounts if class was taken as part of a court order.
So it's back to school. Even if you don't get an insurance discount for taking a defensive driving class, take one to protect yourself and your family. Help make the roads a little bit safer for everyone.
6 and 8 hour Defensive Driving Classes