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Welcome to the National Safety Council site for Defensive Driving

The Defensive Driving Course (DDC-Online) is based on the same content used in the National Safety Council's eight-hour, instructor-led Defensive Driving Course, the most widely used driver safety program in the world. More than 65 million drivers have learned to protect themselves on the road by taking part in National Safety Council programs. The goal of the Defensive Driving Course is to train drivers in collision prevention techniques while promoting an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road. With DDC-Online you can receive this training at your convenience from the desktop. Using state-of-the-art animation and graphics, the online version offers an engaging, interactive learning environment where students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards, and identify the correct defenses. You can receive a certificate of completion from the National Safety Council that, in many states, may be used to lower automobile insurance rates*. Check with your insurance carrier to see if you qualify by taking this National Safety Council's Online Defensive Driving course.

This is offered to you through National Safety Council for $41.25

(Company Discounts Available - For corporations interested in purchasing for multiple users with a personalized site, tracking and administration, please contact the South Louisiana Chapter at (504) 888-7618 or by email at



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*This course may or may not be approved for ticket dismissal or motor vehicle point reduction programs. Requirements for traffic courts vary. If you intend to take this course for traffic court, you must verify with the traffic court probation officer before you enroll that they will accept the "DDC-Online Certificate of Completion" issued by the National Safety Council. This course is not approved in Texas for ticket dismissal or insurance discount purposes.