Defensive Driving is driving in a manner that utilizes safe driving strategies to enable drivers to address identified hazards in a predictable manner. When you take a defensive driving classes you learn to improve your driving skills by reducing your driving risks by anticipating situations and making safe well-informed decisions.

The benefits of taking a defensive driving class vary with each state,in New York they include a reduction of points on your driver’s license following a ticket and the assurance that insurance rates will not increase also a reduction of up to 10% in your insurance rates.

Our class is a 6 hr class taught by our trained instructors in various locations or our online class that can be completed within 30 days.

Some of the basic topics covered in the class are:

Traffic Crashes

Losses from traffic crashes have both social and personal impacts. Approximately 41,000 die annually as a result of traffic collisions, with an additional 3,236,000 injuries. About 38% of all fatal car crashes are alcohol related with another 30% attributed to speeding.

The goal of good defensive driving is to reduce the risk of these accidents by properly educating students to exercise caution and good judgment while driving.

Psychological Factors

On the roadways, drivers have to deal with several factors that can affect their driving. Though some of them are beyond the control of the driver, psychological factors can be controlled by the driver if he knows what to look for and how to handle it.

Human Factors – DUI
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to impact thousands of American drivers each year. While the specific effect of each drug on your body takes place in differing stages, the effect of drivers operating a vehicle while under the influence is disastrous.

A very common component of all defensive driving courses is education about the role that drugs and alcohol play on America’s roadways. Topics tend to include the state’s limits as to blood-alcohol level, how your judgment, inhibitions, motor skills and senses are affected by drugs and alcohol and the consequences of being found guilty of driving under the influence.

These are just some of the topics included in our course. Stay tuned to this blog spot for updates and more details about our course and as always DRIVE SAFE!!!

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