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The latest edition of DDC 4 is the most interactive and effective way to train drivers, whether they drive as their primary job function or just during their commute. With DDC 4, you can:

  • Influence and challenge participants to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes so they will choose to drive safely, responsibly and lawfully
  • Provide participants with basic knowledge, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and decrease future violations

Preview the DDC4 Course Guide

Course benefits

Businesses that adopt the DDC 4 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 workers’ compensation insurance costs, decrease fleet premiums, reduce liability exposure and create a culture of safety.

Courts that use the DDC 4 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 4 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.

Over 70 million drivers have been trained using the suite of defensive driving programs from the National Safety Council.

Make DDC 4 part of your driver safety program today!
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To order the DDC 4 program, please call (800) 621-7619 or your local NSC Chapter.

Course details

This four hour course is based on an instructor-led classroom mode and is packed with interactive content such as videos, hazard clips, animated visuals and an instructional “guide”. In the most current 6th edition, an organization may elect to customize the course in a series of 10-minute modules. Each lesson can be customized to include key topics such as:

  • Corporate driver safety policies
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Inspection procedures
  • Additional content on distracted and impaired driving
  • Parking lots and parking lot hazards
  • Handling vehicle breakdowns
  • Expanded instruction on roadway markings

This course will teach:

  • The stages, causes and prevention of collisions
  • How to reduce collision risk with defensive driving strategies
  • How driving distractions such as talking and texting affect driving ability
  • The definition of impairment and its related dangers
  • The impact of physical, weather, road and traffic conditions
  • How to identify and minimize aggressive driving activities
  • The four fatal driving behaviors

Easy-to-use instructor manual

The instructor manual is a scripted guide for instructors to ensure a consistent delivery. The manual is designed in a format that describes what an instructor needs to do and say and mirrors the structure of the course guide. This instructor manual contains lesson plans, teaching tips, scenarios for class discussion and special notes to instructors. It features:

  • Suggested timing for all lessons
  • Clear icons to identify content and activity types
  • A clean, scannable format to support smooth facilitation
  • Prominent and consistent titling to support topic transitions
  • Probe for suggestions to help instructors keep discussion moving
  • Instructor Notes to share key information about teaching the course near the associate content
  • Bold typeface use for titles and key terms to indicate where to add emphasis
  • Answer keys for exams

Only NSC DDC 4 certified instructors working for a DDC authorized Training Center may teach DDC 4

The National Safety Council trains instructors to deliver course material through our 2-day DDC 4 Instructor Development Course. During the Instructor Development Course you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to become an effective DDC 4 instructor. Learn more on how to become an authorized DDC 4 Training Center and certified DDC 4 Instructor, attend an Instructor Development Course


NSC Video Series: "Defensive Driving"

A series of five short video clips from DDC4 6th edition, the most interactive and flexible driver training course from the National Safety Council

View the entire Defensive Driving Playlist on Youtube.


DDC 4 Overview

For more information about this program, please download the DDC 4 Overview.


Learn more on how to become an authorized DDC 4 Training Center and certified DDC 4 Instructor, attend an Instructor Development Course

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