Defensive Driving

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The Defensive Driving program helps participants identify and implement successful techniques they can use to become better drivers.

Our program is made available through Bladen Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving. Teen drivers ages 16 – 19 are four times more likely to crash a car than older drivers,  these proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers.

If you have been charged with a minor traffic violation in Bladen, Robeson, Cumberland, or Columbus counties, or any other county that participates with the Defensive Driving program, you may elect to have your citation reduced by completing a Defensive Driving Course.

Bladen Community College offers two different types of defensive driving courses that may minimize or prevent the assessment of points on your driver’s license and insurance policy.

Defensive Driving – 4 hour

This course will motivate drivers to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. It will give them key understanding, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and reduce future violations. The result is a more responsible driver who grasps best practices to prevent injury and death while operating a motor vehicle. This class is open to any individual or business wanting to increase their awareness of roadway safety.

Defensive Driving – 8 hour

This course is used extensively for court referrals, as a diversion program for drivers with excessive violations, and to retrain drivers with poor driving records. This course addresses the attitudes of drivers so participants can see that their choices have financial, legal, and personal consequences.