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Louisiana - 19th JDC

Defensive Driving Course

This course is for the use of traffic violators who have received a traffic ticket being handled by the 19th JDC.

This course is available for adults, in English and Spanish.

Adult (18 and over) Defensive Driving Course Take this course if you have received a traffic citation and have opted to take a driver improvement course. You must provide a copy of the certificate to the 19th JDC Traffic Office, located on the second floor of the courthouse - 300 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70801.

Adulto (18 y mas) Entrenamiento de seguridad vial online Tome este curso si ha recibido una citacion de trafico y si tiene una orden de tomar el curso DDC online de National Safety Council. Debe de proveer una copia del certificado a 19th JDC Traffic Office, 300 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70801.

Defensive Driving Course


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Defensive Driving Course Outline:


It’s All About Choices

  • Explain what it means to be a defensive driver.
  • 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 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.

Collision Proofing

  • Apply the Defensive Driving Course Collision Prevention Formula.
  • Explain the ‘What If?’ strategy.
  • Recognize the hazards in collision scenarios.
  • Identify standard road signs 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 you will make in future driving situations to avoid collisions and violations.

Be a safer driver in Louisiana with the All new National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course

The National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (DDC) Online is an effective four hour online driver safety training course and brings the time-tested content and acclaimed videos from its flagship DDC classroom course into a convenient web-based format. It dos not have to be completed at one time.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit established in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress with the mission of saving lives and preventing injuries on our roads, in our homes, at work, and in our communities.

This course delivers leading-edge content by presenting real-life driving situations and motivating drivers to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. Through instructional advancements, computer-generated animation and adaptive interactivity, participants analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify/execute the correct defenses. The convenient bookmark feature offers the ability to log in and out of the course as often as you like to accommodate your schedule and to work at your own pace anywhere there is a computer with internet.

Certificate Process

Upon completion of the Defensive Driving Course the student will be able to print a personalized Certificate of Completion from the National Safety Council. The student will need to present the Certificate of Completion to court personnel at the 19th JDC Traffic Office.
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