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What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving may look a little different today than when we first got our licenses—and it's not just about wearing a seatbelt. Defensive driving uses key tactics to help you stay safer on the road, including:

  • Managing your speed
  • Expecting the unexpected—from other drivers and in general
  • Keeping yourself alert and distraction-free
  • Practicing a safe following distance
  • Driving according to road and weather conditions

What are the benefits of defensive driving?

Now that you’re more familiar with defensive driving, let's get to know the benefits of practicing it. By taking measures to drive defensively, you can:

  • Increase your and your loved ones' safety on the road
  • Boost your sense of driving confidence, no matter your destination
  • Reduce the likelihood of having a crash
  • Adapt to changes that affect your driving ability

Why take a defensive driving course online?

Defensive driving is a no-brainer for your safety and your peace of mind. Which begs the question: How do you go about getting better at it?

By taking a defensive driving course online, you may:

How long is a defensive driving course online?

The AARP Smart Driver™ online course is 4, 6, or 8 hours total (depending on your state's regulations) and can be taken at your own pace, whenever it works best for you. You'll have 60 days (30 days in CT and NY) to complete the course once you register.

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