The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit established in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress with the mission of saving lives and preventing injuries on our roads, at work, and in our communities. NSC pioneered Defensive Driving in 1964 and over the years has trained and equipped over 75,000,000 drivers worldwide with better skills and attitudes towards driving. With over 40,000 people needlessly dying on our roadways each year, NSC has committed itself towards the quest of zero deaths (visit www.nsc.org/roadtozero).
If you have received a traffic citation and have been ordered by your Traffic Court to complete an NSC Defensive Driving program, you must complete the program and go back to Court on your assigned Return Court Date. It is your responsibility to complete the course AND provide the Completion Certificate back to the Court.
About the NSC Online Defensive Driving Course
Our NSC Online program is a highly effective 4-hour driver safety course that brings time-tested concepts, acclaimed videos, and engaging exercises into a convenient internet-based format. You can take the program anytime/anywhere from most PC/MAC’s that have internet access. This course delivers leading-edge content by presenting real-life driving situations motivating drivers to change their behind-the-wheel attitudes and behaviors.
Upon completion of your Online Defensive Driving Course, the student can simply print out their personalized Completion Certificate and return to court with their Certificate on their assigned Court Date.
Q: How long do I have to complete the course?
A: The judge should have assigned you a Return Court Date. You must complete this course and return to court on your assigned Court Date with your printed Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate has information on it that will offer authentication for the Court.
Q: How do I get my Completion Certificate?
A: Once you have completed your online course, the program offers you the ability to print your personalized completion certificate.
Q: What do I do with my Completion Certificate once I have it?
A: Bring your Certificate back to Court on your assigned return Court date.
Q: I am having technical issues with the online program, now what?
A: Please call our “SafetyServe” technical support team at (800) 775-1484.
Q: How long does the course take and what is it like?
A: In cooperation with the Los Angeles County Court system, the National Safety Council offers a 4-hour online course that is aimed at changing driver behavior behind-the-wheel. Through this course, drivers re-learn “Rules of the Road” concepts. By the end of the course you will have also learned how poor choices have led to irresponsible behavior and how better choices will lead to more positive outcomes.
Q: What will happen if I fail to complete the course within the required time frame?
A: If a Traffic Court assigned you to complete a driver safety course, you will need to return to Court on your assigned court date and advise the Judge that you failed to complete the course. You will likely be given a moving violation conviction which will then be reported to the CA DMV.
On behalf of National Safety Council, we sincerely thank you for actively participating in this program with the goal of becoming a safer driver.