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North Carolina Defensive Driving

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Defensive Driving by Improv was created over 20 years ago...

Founded in partnership with the World Famous Improv Comedy Club.

Created by the famed Improv Comedy Club, our Improv Defensive Driving Course provides a convenient and cost-effective way to complete your defensive driving class online. Based on a simple notion that a defensive driving course doesn’t have to be dry and boring, our North Carolina Defensive Driver Course has undergone numerous studies and have proven effective in reducing future tickets and accidents.

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Just complete 10 easy chapters.Our North Carolina Defensive Driving Course is completed online, making it quick and easy. Start at work (it will be our little secret), do a little at lunch, Come back another day over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop, and you can always do it at home! Your pace, your time, your place.

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From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in North Carolina.

  • The course will definitely improve my driving. I will definitely be a more courteous driver and have more patience.
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    Ralph W.
  • Customer service support folks there at IMPROV are really cool, helpful and nice.
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    William W.
  • Contains great information I was not aware of before, especially attitude.
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    John B.
  • Best defensive driving course I have ever taken. Thank you for making it entertaining.
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    Megan G.
  • Entertaining, witty, and very pleasurable to take. Thumbs up!
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    Evenlyn W.
  • Loved the humor it made it more interesting.
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    June L.
  • Awesome technique for driving school. Had a bunch of laughs! I feel like I’ve learned more from this than original driving school!
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    Kara H.
  • The course was very well presented and entertaining. It made the class interesting and easy to continue.
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    Rene V.
  • A simple and fun way to learn the rules and become a more aware driver! Definitely recommending this school to people I know.
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    Alyson M.
  • It’s a good and valuable tool for all road users, it’s is done at one’s own pace, which is very rewarding.
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    Lalbatchan S.
  • I believe that having the comedy inserted in each lesson influenced me to read through the chapters entirely. I learned things that, indeed, I unaware of before. Thank you Improv Traffic School for the 5 star online experience. I will highly recommend this course to others , not only in need, but to everyone in general.
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    Janet P.
  • Fun, helpful, EASY!
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    Jonny I.
  • I found this course to be very rewarding because it enhanced and reminded me of things I knew but forgot when it comes to defensive driving. Because I had to read I was able to receive the information better than listening in a classroom. I really enjoyed the cartoons and example stories.
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    Cynthia L.
  • Wonderful course! I will pass this along to my family, friends and coworkers. Very user-friendly as well.
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    Stephanie B.
  • I am glad I chose this course over other courses that I had seen and will highly recommend this to anyone who needs to take a defensive driving course.
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    Anthony L.
  • Fun, Fast, and got to take smoke breaks without permission!
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    Sadie S.
  • Much better than sitting in a classroom for 6-May hours listening to an instructor and watching outdated films! Excellent. Thank you.
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    Belinda L.
  • Taking the course at home made it easy.
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    Esther Q.
  • Excellent course, worth taking time out to hop on and take this course. Definitely suggesting this to my friends.
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    Kristen L.
  • Helpful, funny, and informative
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    Anthony A.
  • Good course made it more entertaining and easier to do on my time.
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    Jeffrey B.
  • Definitely got points across with responsibilities of driving.
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    Harvey A.
  • Excellent course designed to be easy to use for everyone. great content & layout. I would highly recommend!
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    Harmony T.
  • The course was easy and entertaining as well as very informative, helped me to understand the reasons why it is so important to be more aware when driving and how easy it is to make a mistake if you’re not careful.
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North Carolina Defensive Driving

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North Carolina Defensive Driving Courses

Known as traffic safety courses or defensive driving classes in North Carolina, these North Carolina driving classes are highly recommended for any driver looking to improve their driving skill sets. Cautious drivers know that driving defensively means driving smarter. As such, North Carolina encourages driver participation in defensive driving classes to help hone their driving skills. Indeed, sometimes the court mandates that drivers attend a refresher course on who to navigate safely on North Carolinian roadways if you have been convicted of a traffic violation. Once you have finished your court-mandated training, you will be eligible to have the offending points removed from your driving record, and you might even be entitled to an insurance rate savings.

Reasons to Complete North Carolina Traffic School

North Carolina drivers express an array of reasons for attending defensive driving classes:

  • Garnering an auto insurance discount
  • Dismissing traffic tickets
  • Avoiding expensive points on driving record
  • Improving driving skills

Prior to attending a defensive North Carolina driving program, always do your homework:

  • Make sure your insurance company will offer a discount for successful completion
  • Check with traffic court to ensure that class will result in a ticket’s dismissal.

Defensive Driving Course Providers in NC

North Carolina drivers have two different options when it comes to taking an approved defensive driving class in the Tar Heel State. Either you can choose to complete your coursework in a traditional classroom setting under the tutelage of a certified driving instructor, or you can opt to finish your work online via an approved course provider. The traditional classroom affords a measure of structure to the lessons, while the online option can be exercised wherever you can locate an available Internet connection.

Contact your course provider directly to discuss fees and other information.

North Carolina Defensive Driving Course Details

Depending on the local court handling your ticket, you may be able to get it dismissed by completing a North Carolina defensive driving course. If you have received a traffic ticket, you should check with the appropriate courthouse to see if this is a viable option for your situation.

Courses normally last about 8 hours and you will need to demonstrate competency by passing a final exam to receive a passing grade.

Topics include:

  • Explores dangers of impaired driving with innovative research regarding how alcohol and drugs can seriously affect basic motor skills and driving ability.
  • Why drivers make good and bad decisions
  • Latest information on North Carolina laws regarding driver’s license suspension and revocation.
  • How to become a smarter and safer driver.
  • Traffic Tickets Received in Guilford and Wake County

    Traffic violators in Guilford and Wake counties might be able to garner credit by completing a condensed version of the defensive driving class depending on circumstances. As mentioned, always check with your local courthouse to see if you are eligible.

    Some of the topics covered in this course include:

    • Collision causes and strategies for prevention
    • Understanding the driving behaviors that lead to fatalities
    • Impairment: The definition and its affects on driving
    • Driving in all weather conditions
    • Reducing the risks of accidents through defensive driving
    • The dangers of driving distractions from the radio to texting
    • Identifying and stopping aggressive driving behaviors.

    Completing North Carolina Traffic School

    After successfully completing your defensive driving class in North Carolina, either you will receive a completion certificate, which you will in turn present to the Division of Motor Vehicles and your insurance company, or your defensive driving class provider will automatically notify the appropriate agencies to update your driving record.