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Ohio - City of Columbus

Defensive Driving Course

This course is for the sole use of traffic violators who have been accepted into the Columbus City Attorney's Office, Prosecutor Division Traffic Diversion Program. This online course HAS NOT been approved by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles as a defensive driving course and successful completion of this online course WILL NOT result in 2 points being credited towards your driving record. Available in English and Spanish.
Safety Serve Course

Defensive
Driving Course

$24.95

No Hidden Fees

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Defensive Driving Course Outline:

 
  • Recognize that driver safety affects everyone
  • Identify your personal driving behaviors and tendencies
  • Recognize that every behavior is a choice
  • Define risky driving behaviors
  • Identify the Six Deadly Choices that lead to the majority of crashes
  • Identify what’s in your control
  • Explain how to drive defensively in conditions beyond your control
  • Define defensive driving, collision prevention and NSC's collision prevention formula
  • Identify defensive driving techniques that can be used when physical, mental and emotional factors affect your ability to drive
  • Recognize potential hazards when driving and use the 'What-if' strategy to avoid hazards
  • Identify the risks associated with driving without seat belts or proper restraints
  • Identify how to effectively use vehicle safety systems
  • Recognize the risks of speeding
  • Recognize the risks of following too closely
  • Employ the 3-second and 3-second+ following distance rules
  • Define aggressive driving and road rage
  • Identify driving distractions
  • Recognize risks of distracted driving
  • Identify risks of substance impairment
  • Identify risks of drowsy driving
  • Choose safe, responsible, and respectful behaviors to avoid impaired or drowsy driving
  • Choose appropriate driving behaviors for different driving situations and conditions
  • Explain the proper procedure for navigating multi-lane roads
  • Identify risks associated with improper turns
  • Explain the proper procedures for passing and overtaking another vehicle
  • Identify risks associated with driving left-of-center
  • Describe right-of-way violations and safe intersection strategies
  • Identify roadway maintenance and construction hazards
  • Use techniques for trains and railway grade crossings
  • Identify other vehicles you will encounter on the road and techniques for dealing with them
  • Recognize the challenges drivers of larger vehicles face and explain how to safely share the road
  • Explain proper techniques for dealing with pedestrians, pedal cyclists, and animals
  • Describe the three stages of a collision
  • Identify the steps to conduct pre-trip inspections
  • Explain the importance of proper vehicle maintenance
  • Describe steps for addressing different types of immediate danger you may encounter
  • Determine of a collision was preventable in different driving situations
  • 10 Habits of Defensive Driving
  • The Six Deadly Choices
  • The importance of choosing the right behaviors
  • Your driving plan
 

Be a safer driver in Ohio with the all new
National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course

Defensive driving is easier and more economical because the National Safety Council and SafetyServe.com have developed an updated online defensive driving course based on proven content from the prestigious National Safety Council. Since 1964 more than 68 million drivers have learned to protect themselves and their families with courses featuring the most comprehensive, in-depth driver training curriculum based on the instructor-led courses from the NSC.

The Defensive Driving Course uses state-of-the-art animation, sound and graphics in an engaging, interactive learning environment where students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify and 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.

The course offers state-of-the-art animations, has an adaptive curriculum and provides the most engaging interactive experience. The bookmark feature allows students to log in and out as many times as necessary to complete the course.

 

*Certificate Process

Upon completion of the SafetyServe.com Defensive Driving Course the student will have the option to print a personalized Certificate of Completion from the National Safety Council. As a Traffic Diversion participant, the student will need to present the Certificate of Completion to court personnel at his/her next court date.

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