Stay focused, look ahead and around, have an emergency plan, and maintain a safe speed and proper following distance. Defensive drivers also prepare their vehicles before driving by adjusting seats, mirrors, and climate ... More »

Depending on the state, a defensive driving course can lead to a reduction of points against a driver's record due to traffic tickets and a decrease in automobile insurance premiums, says In some cases, defensiv... More »

In 2014, AARP launched an updated driving class called the Smart Driver Course, which is designed to keep older drivers confident and safe while on the road, according to its official website. The AARP driver safety clas... More »

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Defensive driving classes are mandatory in some cases, such as when the driver has had a traffic offense. Some county courts require these driving classes if someone has too many points on his driving record or gets a co... More »

No states require drivers to take defensive driving courses to receive their licenses, although tests might include components taught in these courses, as of 2015. A driver who commits certain traffic violations, however... More »'s online driving training covers topics found on most states' written tests, including laws of the road and how to react in an emergency.'s course includes safe driving and basic ca... More »

To determine the driving time and distance between two cities easily, utilize a GPS device or a website such as Google Maps. Simply enter the starting location and the destination, and the service displays suggested rout... More »