Violation & Safety
Did you know that every year, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 16 and up? Driving can sometimes be a stressful experience.
But staying focused while driving is important to avoid common traffic violations and keep yourself safe on the road.
Today we’ll discuss various safety tips for drivers, along with understanding common traffic violations so you can provide a secure environment for everyone sharing the road.
What is a Defensive Driving Course?
A defensive driving course is a type of class that teaches you how to become a safer and more aware driver. It usually covers risk management, accident prevention, traffic laws and regulations, safe vehicle operation, and other related subjects.
The course aims to provide drivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to be more proactive in managing and avoiding hazardous driving situations.
Most states require drivers to take a defensive driving course to receive a driver’s license, and some employers even request that their employees take the course as part of their safety training program.
Completing the course also may reduce your driver’s license points or provide other financial benefits such as discounts on auto insurance premiums.
A defensive driving course can help you become safer and more aware on the roads. It is important to understand your state’s different traffic laws and regulations, as well as which vehicles have the right of way or other special considerations. You should also be familiar with common hazards on the road.
How Long is the Defensive Course Good for?
This depends on the state you are taking the test, but it is usually valid in New York for 36 months. Some states may differ.
The questions vary, but all focus on driving safety and other aspects of being a responsible driver. Some states even require you to take an on-road driving exam so that they can assess your ability to operate a vehicle safely.
Once you have passed these tests and paid any applicable fees, you will usually receive a driver’s license. You may also be required to take a vision test and provide proof of insurance as part of the process.