Completing a defensive driving course is ideal for new teenage drivers in states where drivers’ education courses are not required in order to obtain driver license. In certain states all that is required is to pass a written test and a road test, leaving the new driver to develop their own driving skills. Defensive driving learned through courses helps to teach new drivers about safer driving, such as following at safe distances, following speed limits and driving slower when road conditions deteriorate.

Online Defensive Driving Course

A defensive driving course can be taken either in a classroom setting or online through a state approved provider. Online courses offer the flexibility of being able to start and stop courses and having access from anywhere there is an internet connection. Classroom settings require the person to attend the entire class period, from start to finish with only scheduled breaks. State approved online courses are available from Comedy Defensive Driving, which uses real comedians to teach people about defensive driving.