What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving is any time you’re out on the road an avoiding accidents by actively scanning the road for obstructions, pedestrians and taking into account other drivers’ actions. It’s important that you develop quick and accurate responses to situations that occur on the road. The only way you can develop these responses is by practicing. Defensive Driving Courses offer you the opportunity to practice the actions that could help save your life.

How do I get started?

You can talk to your local driver’s license station in order to find the closest defensive driving courses in your area. Keep in mind that some colleges and universities offer classes that can help people become safer drivers, so that may be a good bet as well.

What can I expect to get out of the course?

You’ll get the peace of mind that you have developed the skills necessary to avoid accidents and maintain safe driving procedures. In addition to the safety value you bring to yourself, your family and your community, most insurance companies also offer incentives to drivers who take defensive driving courses.

This means you can make the initial investment back in savings on your insurance as well as not having to pay costly repair bills because you’ll be less likely to get into an accident.