• Massachusetts RMV-Approved Defensive Driving Courses

    Select from the following three RMV-approved defensive driving courses for the state of Massachusetts. Whichever course you are mandated to take, register online today. Please be sure you are registering for the correct class. Registering and/or completing the wrong class could result in a driver's license suspension. The National Safety Council will not issue refunds if you have completed the wrong class.

     

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ADD

8-hour DDC Course: ADD

This course is for drivers with 3 OR MORE SURCHARGEABLE EVENTS on their driving record


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Motorists who have received notification from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles that their driving privileges are or will be suspended due to accumulated surchargeable events must complete the eight-hour Defensive Driving Course -Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, to avoid the suspension or to have their license reinstated. For more information, contact the National Safety Council at (800) 215-1581 or at mass_driver@nsc.org.

Alive at 25

4 hour DDC Course: Alive at 25

This course is for licenses suspended due to JUNIOR OPERATOR PENALTIES (learner’s permit or junior operator license)


Reasons for taking the Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course include:

  • Court Mandated
  • Passenger/Time Restriction
  • Operating to Endanger
  • Speeding

See the full listing of violations and penalties

DDC-Alive at 25 is a highly interactive four-hour intervention program that zeroes in on drivers ages 16 to 25 — the group most likely to be involved in a fatal collision. DDC-Alive at 25 uses workbook exercises, group discussions, role-playing and short lectures to help keep young drivers safe on the road. For more information, contact the National Safety Council at (866) 398-0864 or at mass_driver@nsc.org.

SCARR

4 hour DDC Course: SCARR

This course is for licenses suspended due to JUNIOR OPERATOR PENALTIES (learner’s permit or junior operator license)


Reasons for taking the SCARR Course include:

SCARR is intended to help students face the driving behaviors that required them to take the course and discuss how they will change those behaviors. Participants walk away understanding the serious consequences involved with irresponsible and dangerous driving. For more information, contact the National Safety Council at (866) 398-0864 or at mass_driver@nsc.org.

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Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

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