Define reasonable action and preventable collision.
Determine your driving profile.
List the three basic steps in the Defensive Driving Course Collision Prevention Formula.
Explain the ‘What if?’ strategy.
Ready for the Road
List the factors that you can control before you start to drive, including your own physical and emotional/mental conditions, as well as your vehicle maintenance.
Describe the varying physical, emotional and mental conditions of other drivers on the road.
Explain how to be alert and defensive when sharing the road with these drivers.
Explain how to drive defensively in conditions beyond your control---- such as light, weather, road conditions and traffic mix.
Don’t add Insult to Injury
Describe the characteristics of impaired, distracted, fatigued and aggressive drivers.
Identify actions you can take when you experience or encounter these characteristics on the road.
Employ techniques to manage your emotions and behavior while driving.
Success on the Road
List the six most unsafe driving behaviors.
Describe the hazards involved with each of the unsafe driving behaviors.
List alternatives to speeding.
Explain how to safely approach and proceed through intersections.
Explain how to make safe and legal turns.
Explain the steps needed to complete a safe pass.
Determine a safe following distance.
Apply the Defensive Driving Course Collision Prevention Formula.
Explain the ‘What If?’ strategy.
Recognize hazards in collision scenarios.
Identify standard road sign colors and shapes.
Identify reasonable steps that might have prevented real-life collisions.
Driving for Life
List the ten habits of defensive driving.
Identify personal behaviors and decisions that you will make in future driving situations to avoid collisions and violations.
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As of today the state of South Dakota has not officially approved the course; however the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course may satisfy a court requirement, qualify for insurance premium reductions or satisfy a condition of employment. Please check with your court, insurance provider or employer for details.
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