Driving defensively can save your life! Take an OSC Defensive Driving Course!
DDC-6 is a comprehensive driver improvement program with a basic 6- hour curriculum offering practical knowledge and techniques to avoid crashes, and to choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors.
After completing the course, you will receive a National Safety Council DDC Certificate of Completion which, depending on your state, may make you eligible for point reduction or ticket dismissal. Insurance companies in 34 states offer a reduction on insurance premiums to DDC graduates (check with your insurance carrier for availability). If you sign up as a participant for DDC-8/6, you'll also receive our illustrated Participant Guide, with practical exercises and tips you'll refer to even after the course is over.
The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course set the standard for driver improvement training with its introduction in 1964. We've trained more than 60 million drivers worldwide since then, reaching more than a million new drivers every year.
Our Defensive Driving Course has the highest rate of success in reducing the number and severity of collisions, and their related costs.
More courts, state departments of motor vehicles, insurance companies, municipalities, businesses, government agencies, and driving schools trust NSC for quality driver improvement training.
It's the one driver improvement program that offers consistent quality and content nationwide.
NSC's Research and Statistics team identifies the leading causes of death, injury, and collisions-then we design our training to help drivers avoid those situations.
We keep our instructors up to date on the latest developments in traffic law and automobile technology.
Driving defensively. You will learn to recognize the need for and benefits of defensive driving, and that defensive driving involves both legal and personal responsibility. You will be able to identify risky driving attitudes and behaviors, determine if a collision was preventable, as well as become familiar with the DDC Collision Prevention Formula.
Making safe choices. You will able to identify the benefits of occupant restraint systems, explain the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving ability, and spot physical and mental driver conditions that may affect your driving. You will also be taught techniques you can use to maintain control in adverse driving situations.
Becoming aware of conditions. You will be presented with driving skills and techniques to use in avoiding collisions and violations caused by vehicle or driving conditions.
Hone your skills. You will become familiar with the skills and techniques that allow you to avoid collisions and violations, and you will learn to spot the common types of driving errors that contribute to collisions. You'll be taught how to make safe and legal turns, evaluate and overcome the hazards of passing, and how to avoid a head-on collision.