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Defensive Driving Course, Basic (4-hour)

DDC-4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. It's designed for employees who have already been through the eight-hour course, employees who have had traffic violations, or those who drive a company vehicle or their own vehicle on company time. This course also meets DOT regulations for special transportation services driver training. DDC-4 is a cost-effective way to ensure all your drivers develop safe, defensive driving habits and attitudes. The National Safety Council's newly revised DDC-4, 6th edition, offers a fresh look into contemporary driving issues that impact our behavior and safety on the road way. The 6th edition includes these expanded course topics:
  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Fatigue and drowsy driving
  • How driver behavior and mental conditions affect driving
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • The crash impact on passengers
  • How to avoid a collision and case study scenarios
  • Personal driving style evaluation
  • Hazard recognition and collision avoidance
  • Emotional impairment, common driving irritation and "Pet Peeves"
  • The "Fatal Four" causes of a crash
  • Driving skills inventory and assessments
  • Occupant protection laws and graduate driver's licensing
  • Vehicle malfunctions and maintenance
Members: $75.00 + tax
Nonmembers: $95.00 + tax

Onsite training. If you need to train ten or more employees, we can offer a class just for you, at our location or yours. Course materials are the same for on-site training as for our regular monthly classes.
Length: Four hours

Already offered this term; next scheduled offering to be announced.

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or phone 605-361-7785 or 1-800-952-5539.