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National Safety Council Defensive Driving 4-Hour Course

Workers' Compensation Trust
47 Barnes Industrial Park Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

Members: $50 per person
Self Insured Clients/General Public: $75 per person

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Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on the phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in the vehicle, fiddling with the radio or navigation system - anything that takes a driver's attention away from the task of safe driving. Distracted driving is a deadly behavior. The National Safety Council (NSC) analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data finds that 3,412 people died in distraction-affected crashes in 2020. This is an increase of about 1% from 3,119 deaths in 2019. Employees can learn to be a safer driver. Give your employees the tools they need to be a defensive driver every time they get behind the wheel. This 4-hour defensive driving course, taught by Trust personnel and developed by the National Safety Council, provides practical techniques each driver can use to protect themselves and their passengers from a motor vehicle crash. Participants will receive a National Safety Council certificate upon successful completion of the class.

Upon completing the course, learners should be able to:

  • Choose appropriate driving behaviors based on different driving situations and conditions
  • List ten habits of defensive driving
  • Recognize that every behavior is a choice
  • Identify risky driving behaviors that, statistically, lead to the most collisions and fatalities on U.S. roads
  • Recognize potential hazards when driving and make appropriate driving choices to avoid those hazards
  • Identify the potential consequences of unsafe driving behaviors
  • Explain the NSC collision prevention formula

Anyone in the organization who drives a company vehicle or their personal vehicle for company use.

Pamela Hunter, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers' Compensation Trust
Donna Santamaria, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers' Compensation Trust