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Defensive Driving Court Programs
DDC Court Programs

Reduce court congestion. Decrease case workloads. Save lives.

For more than 45 years, courts have trusted defensive driving courses from the National Safety Council more than any other provider. When you implement NSC programs in your court system, you can:

  • Reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes in their community
  • Decrease the number of traffic cases in their courtrooms
  • Generate income by teaching defensive driving courses

NSC driver safety training programs are accepted in more states than any other driver improvement prorgam for point reduction, ticket dismissal and driver retraining. NSC has more than 2,500 authorized NSC Defensive Driving Driving Course Training Centers and more than 9,000 certified DDC instructors worldwide.

Learn more with our DDC courts program overview and DDC courts program matrix

For more information, call (800) 621-7619 or visit

NEW! FREE Needs Assessment

NSC offers a FREE assessment of how your court currently handles traffic violators along with recommendations to improve your program. Our experts will show you opportunities to increase revenue, decrease costs and reduce the number of incidents on the road.


Get on the DDC Information Highway

An online resource exchange exclusively for DDC Instructors and DDC Training Centers, the DDC Information Highway provides 24/7 access to information and tools to help you grow your business. The DDC Information Highway offers access to:

  • Traffic Safety® e-newsletter
  • Driver Trainer e-newsletter
  • Course material updates and statistics
  • Product offers
  • Traffic news
  • Links to state-specific rules, regulations and more

Register for the DDC Information Highway at


Become a success story in your community:

  • South Carolina38% decline in deaths statewide for drivers ages 15-24 (Alive at 25® program1
  • Massachusetts - 56% decrease in traffic violations and a 63% decrease in surchargeable violations (DDC Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving program)2
  • Nebraska41% reduction in recidivism; 1.7 times less likely to have another collision (DDC 4 program)3
  • Illinoiseight times less likely to be involved in an incident and ten times less likely to be arrested for a moving violation than drivers who did not participate in driver safety training (DDC 4 program)4

1 Study conducted by the National Safety Council, South Carolina Chapter
2 Study conducted by the National Safety Council and the Massachusetts registry of Motor Vehicles
3 Study conducted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha
4 Study conducted by the College of Lake County in Lake County, Illinois


"We have been teaching Defensive Driving Courses from National Safety Council since 1999. In the past two years alone, we estimate we have prevented 20 injuries. That’s 20 families that have been spared heartache from injuries sustained by a family member!"

Leslie Monahan
Executive Director
DuPage County Bar Association


Distractions now join alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal and serious injury crashes.

Learn more by downloading the NSC White Paper: Understanding the Distracted Brain

NSC has driver improvement and fleet safety courses to meet the unique needs of passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, specialty vehicle drivers, teens and other key audiences

View the NSC DDC Catalog

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