Defensive Driving

 
 
Have you received a citation?  The following courses have been approved by numerous judicial districts to be offered for a reduction in charges.  If you have received a citation or just want to improve driving awareness, we offer convenient dates and times to attend.  If you have questions contact (828) 652-0662.  You can register on-line for these courses. 
 
All classes are held on the main campus of McDowell Technical Community College in the William Harold Smith Building, unless otherwise noted on the schedule of classes below. 
 
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Participants will acquire the basic knowledge and techniques to recognize potential hazards and avoid collisions and violation. The course will motivate them to change their behind- the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. Students will learn coping techniques for dealing with speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, and hazardous traffic conditions and more. The result will be a more responsible driver who understands best practices to prevent injury and death while driving a motor vehicle.
 
DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Wednesday December 4, 2019 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm WHS Building Room 111
Saturday December 14, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday January 8, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
January 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
January 25, 2020 9:00 am -1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
February 12, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
February 22, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
March 4, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
March 18, 2020 CANCELED
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
March 21, 2020 CANCELED
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
April 8, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
April 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
April 25, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
May 13, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
May 23, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
June 3, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
June 17, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
June 27, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
 
 
 
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Participants will acquire the knowledge and techniques to recognize potential hazards and avoid collisions and violations and why choosing safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors and habits make personal and financial sense. They will understand that the right attitude can prevent collisions and poor-decision making as well as how to drive defensively in unpredictable conditions.
 
DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Saturday December 14, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm WHS Building Room 110
Saturday
January 25, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHS Building Room 110
Saturday
February 22, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHS Building Room 110
Saturday
March 21, 2020 CANCELED
WHS Building Room 110
Saturday
April 25, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHS Building Room 110
Saturday
May 23, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHS Building Room 110
Saturday
June 27, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHS Building Room 110
 
 
 
Alive at 25
 

Inexperience, coupled with risk-taking behavior, means a heightened crash risk for teens. While driver education and graduated driving licensing systems are effective, teens need additional training and guidance to change risky behaviors and improve decision-making skills.

 

Alive at 25® is a highly interactive program that teaches young adults how to make safe, respectful and legal driving decisions. Designed for drivers under age 25, the program complements national driver education programs, which focus on laws and vehicle handling. It teaches young drivers how to take control of situations by taking personal responsibility for their own actions, attitudes and driving behaviors.

 

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Saturday January 11, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
January 15, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
February 8, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
February 19, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
March 11, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
March 28, 2020 CANCELED
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
April 1, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
April 18, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
May 6, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
May 30, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Wednesday
June 10, 2020 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHS Building Room 111
Saturday
June 20, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHS Building Room 111
 
 
 
 
Video Courtesy of National Safety Council
 
 
McDowell Technical Community College is authorized by the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to offer these Defensive Driving Courses.
 
 
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