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Community-Based Defensive Driving

The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, certified traffic safety instructors. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving, and there are no tests.

We offer an 8-hour course as well as a 4-hour refresher for those who have already taken an 8-hour course.

Additional Pages
Training Schedule
Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

Contact the South Dakota Safety Council at
or phone 605-361-7785 or 1-800-952-5539.