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International Defensive Driving Training

  • National Safety Council offers international driver safety programs directly and through our worldwide network of certified training centers. We customize programs to match different environments, vehicles and languages.

    Traffic incidents kill more than 1.3 million people a year; more than 80% of injuries and fatalities are due to driver behavior. NSC driver safety programs change driver attitudes and behaviors.

    We deliver our driver safety programs around the world to:

    • Corporate sales/service fleets
    • Driving schools
    • Government and law enforcement agencies
    • Schools and universities


    Our experts assess your fleet safety systems, find gaps in driver skills and identify risks. Since 1964, NSC has been recognized as the expert in reducing motor vehicle crashes while setting the standards in driver improvement training:

    • More than 70 million drivers trained
    • 3,000 training centers worldwide
    • 8,800 certified instructors worldwide
  • Become a Defensive Driving Training Center

    ​NCS is a recognized global leader in driver instruction.

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Course DescriptionWho BenefitsCourse Length: InstructorCourse Length: Student

DDC-4

Action-packed 4-hour program highlights driver attitude to prevent crashes and reinforce good driving skills. Includes a broad array of behind-the-wheel topics, and shows the consequences of poor choices. Easily customizable to address local surroundings and road conditions. Multilingual.

Licensed drivers and organizations that want a driver improvement course for employees 2 Days 4 Hours

DDC 8/6

This comprehensive 8- or 6-hour course is our most popular. Develops accident avoidance behavior and safe driving practices. Trusted by government agencies, insurance companies, private employers and driver instruction schools.

Licensed drivers and organizations that want a driver improvement course for employees driving on the right side of the road 3 Days 8 Hours

DDC LSR

DDC-Left Side of the Road is a comprehensive 8-hour classroom course designed for drivers using road systems that pass oncoming traffic on the left side.

Licensed drivers and organizations that want a driver improvement course for employees driving on the left side of the road 3 Days 8 Hours

DDC Online

Based on our DDC-8/6 course, but available any time. Presents real-life driving situations and hazards in an engaging, interactive way. Cost-effective for any size group. Multilingual

Licensed drivers and organizations that want a driver improvement course for employees N/A 2 to 4 Hours

Abridged 2-hour

Based on our classroom Defensive Driving Course with the convenience of online study. Students will acquire basic skills to avoid collisions and violations, identify the benefits of defensive driving and change their attitudes about driving.

Licensed drivers and organizations that want a driver improvement course for employees N/A 2 Hours

DDC 90 Minute Online Course

Looks at the extensive research behind distracted driving, why people drive distracted, what the risks are, what is being done to address the epidemic and what drivers can do to avoid distracted driving and take action.

Licensed drivers and organizations that want a driver improvement course for employees N/A 90 Minutes

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving (ADD)

Advanced course designed for court referrals as a diversion program for drivers with excessive violations or poor driving habits. Helps participants ask questions, share opinions and join in non-threatening, non-judgmental discussions.

Problem drivers, repeat offenders, companies that want a driver improvement course for employees 3 Days 6, 8 or 12 Hours

Alive at 25

Highly interactive course focuses on the unique challenges faced by young adult/newly licensed drivers ages 15 to 24. It's also ideal for young drivers who incur traffic violations. More than 750,000 teens have benefited from this course. Multilingual

Young adults or newly licensed drivers, and drivers and traffic violators ages 15 to 24 2 Days 4 Hours

Professional Truck Driver

A flexible and interactive classroom course focused on collision prevention, hazard recognition and responsibility for driving decisions from drivers of oversized trucks. Multilingual

Novice or experienced oversize-truck drivers, fleet managers or dispatchers 3 Days 6 Hours

Professional Truck Driver Online

Includes all the content of our classroom course. Train any size group, even at remote locations, for far less than the cost of one preventable collision.

Novice or experienced oversize-truck drivers, fleet managers or dispatchers N/A 2 to 3 Hours

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) - Fire

Specialty training for fire apparatus operators. Promotes critical thinking during high-pressure driving situations and offers defensive driving strategies to avoid collisions.

Fire apparatus operators, volunteer and municipal fire personnel N/A 6 Hours

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) - Ambulance

Specialty training for ambulance operators. Promotes critical thinking during high-pressure driving situations and offers defensive driving strategies to avoid collisions.

Ambulance operators N/A 6 Hours

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