The National Safety Council best-selling instructor-led defensive driving course, DDC 8/6, includes the most comprehensive driver safety content and training resources, making this the most compelling program for keeping drivers safe on the road. DDC 8/6 is highly interactive, with the goal of providing drivers with practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations.
With a defensive driving self-assessment risk survey and vital content on distracted driving and other leading safety issues, this course helps drivers choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors. Organization that want an “all-inclusive” driver safety training course would benefit by offering DDC 8/6 not only to their on-staff experienced licensed drivers but to all employees and their families.
Available in both English and Spanish, this program can be customized with local training statutes or a company's fleet rules and regulations. Course length also can be reduced from eight hours to six hours to meet training needs. It can be tailored to address local driving and road conditions, as well as company policies.
DDC 8/6 benefits
Businesses that adopt the DDC 8/6 program as their best driver safety practice show their commitment to safety for employees, their families and the public. This training can also help to improve an organization’s bottom line, lower worker’s compensation insurance costs, decrease fleet premiums, reduce liability exposure and create a culture of safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities, accounting for more than 2000 deaths per year. Driver error contributes to almost 60% of motor vehicle collisions. Research shows that learning critical defensive driving techniques can significantly prevent injuries and save lives. Courts that use the DDC 8/6 program in their ticket dismissal program combat driving fatality rates by changing driver attitudes and behaviors. The program also allows courts to reduce court congestion, decrease case workloads and save lives. Individuals who take the DDC 8/6 course gain a new awareness of roadway safety and defensive driving helping them to reduce risk of collisions, dismiss traffic tickets, avoid insurance increases, qualify for court supervision and fulfill court ordered driver education