Our Forum‎ > ‎

Defensive Driving Online Course

posted May 13, 2013, 4:20 PM by CSEM Administrator   [ updated May 20, 2013, 12:27 PM by Andrew Manzo ]
    
The number of people losing their lives in vehicular accidents is astounding – not only in the United States but the world over. When individuals accumulate too many points on their driving records, many states suspend their driving privileges until they take a defensive driving online course (or any other defensive driving training course). A defensive driving online course teaches individuals how to drive cautiously and maintain an awareness of their surroundings, rules of the road, and the latest techniques in vehicle handling. These defensive driving skills help in reducing the number of traffic accidents across the board, and also aid individuals in getting back their driving privileges. Taking a defensive driving online course is convenient in many ways, as one can take it from the comfort of their own home, and on their own time. Typically, an online defensive driving course takes about 8 to 10 hours. However, defensive driving courses in the classroom have their own benefits as well – as the classroom courses allow one to take it all at one time, in addition to getting the opportunity to discuss rules and ask questions.

    A defensive driving online course offer several benefits to those who choose to take it, as many States dismiss traffic ticket or reverse previously revoked driving privileges upon completion of this course. Some insurance companies also offer up to a 10% discount for individuals who have taken a defensive driving online course. The Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. offers a unique defensive driving online course, so that individuals with revoked driving privileges can get back on the road – not just around the Pittsburgh area (where the Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. is based) but anywhere in the United States, as anyone in any location can register for the CSEM defensive driving online course.

    This is a course for non-commercial drivers, and aims at improving individuals’ driving skills and ensuring that when they get back on the road, they have a safety-first mindset  Many basic driving practices are reviewed and new approaches to driving on the road introduced to individuals enrolled in the defensive driving online course by CSEM. New techniques taught in the course include developing an ability to scan the path ahead at least 12-15 seconds, focusing beyond the space immediately ahead of one’s vehicle, anticipating the worst moves that drivers around one could make, and know how to safely react to each of these moves, planning an escape route in case an emergency situation arises, and strategies to effectively be continually cognizant of the surrounding space. The CSEM is an independent corporation with a strong affiliation with Slippery Rock State University in Pennsylvania. In addition to a defensive driving online course, the CSEM offers State-recognized and University accredited training courses for OSHA, EPA, MSHA and DOT regulations. The CSEM also provides safety and environmental management consulting services to businesses, large corporations and government agencies. Through an established credibility and building a recognized brand name, CSEM has gained a critical foothold in the Northeastern United States. The Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. was established in 1992 by current CEO and President Frank V. Quarato. The CSEM employs safety and environmental management professionals who have been in the field for over 30 years.