Defensive Driving Courses

The Best Offense is Good Defensive Driving

The numbers are staggering.

Every day, almost 120 people die in motor vehicle accidents and approximately 2.3 million people are seriously injured every year.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in young adults between the ages of 16 and 24.

The costs in terms of motor vehicle damage, medical expenses, wage loss and insurance administration add up to almost $100 billion a year. And that doesn't begin to measure the pain, suffering, grief and loss.

According to the National Safety Council, 90% of all motor vehicle crashes are attributable, at least in part, to driver behaviors.

You can avoid becoming a statistic by enrolling in our Defensive Driving Course, which was originally developed as part of the National Safety Council's campaign to reduce deaths, injuries and economic loss due to traffic accidents.

The Chesapeake Region Safety Council offers classes for both groups and individuals at convenient times, including daytime, night, evening, weekend and Saturday.

Courses are completed with one six-hour session and all graduates receive certificates of completion. Besides increasing your chances of remaining safe when you drive, some insurance companies grant a reduction in premiums to customers who complete this course.

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Behavior Based Agenda

Persuades attendees to take responsibility for their behavior and adopt safe practices Interactive presentation delivered by Law Enforcement Focuses on healthy decision making Participants form their own conclusions about the consequences of risky driving behavior Takes aim at reducing motor vehicle crashes that are the number one cause of death for people in the 16 to 24 age group.

Program Success

Out of more than 60,000 students who have taken the training program in Colorado, only 3 have died in a car crash. The national average would be over 90 deaths.

The Facts About 16 - 24 Year Old Drivers

  • 29 young adult drivers DIE each day
  • They represent 14% of U.S. drivers
  • They account for 27.5% of all vehicle crashes

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