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Bedford County Driving School

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The Defensive Driving Course is required for:

Insurance discount

Traffic Tickets – Court Ordered

T.C.A. 55-10-301 required to attend a driver education course approved by the department of safety in addition to our in lieu of any other penalty imposed.

Course Overview

The goal of the National Safety Council’s DDC4 is to create self-awareness around the challenges associated with driving in today’s society. The course provides participants with tools, tips and techniques that offer positive choices in regard to driving decisions and motivates them to embrace personal change in their diving behavior and attitudes. The course is designed to address three conditions and the vehicle. The course provides drivers with knowledge and safe driving techniques to prevent collisions and violations. This course challenges the participants to choose responsible behaviors.

This course focuses on collision prevention through hazard recognition and application of collision-avoidance techniques. Additionally, the course addresses common driving violations that result in collisions and how to change driving habits to eliminate moving violations. Throughout the 4-hour course, participants learn how to recognize both potential and immediate hazards, how to avoid collisions in a variety of driving conditions and how to choose safe and legal driving behaviors. The emphasis is on identifying and choosing safe and legal behind-the-wheel behaviors and actions.

The Defensive Driving Course addresses the following topics:

  • Personal responsibility and driving
  • Defensive driving
  • Preventable collision
  • Hazard recognition and collision avoidance
  • The Driver
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Other drivers
  • Light conditions
  • Roads and road conditions
  • Traffic conditions
  • Weather conditions
  • Vehicle conditions and equipment
  • Top unsafe driving behaviors
  • Defensive driving tips and techniques for avoiding collisions and violations
  • Choosing safe and legal behavior’s

Class Information

Instructors are: Michelle Murray, Nikia Elliott, Charles Kimbril


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