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Defensive Driving Classes 

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Nathan's Driving School, Inc. is licensed and approved by the Georgia Department of Driver Services to teach defensive driving courses. These courses help with point reduction, reinstatement of licenses, and other Court issues.  They can also be used to reduce some insurance premiums.


Nathan's offers both the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Class, which is recognized and accepted in Georgia and several states nationally, and the Driver Educators Association of Georgia Driving program.  If you need the course for an out-of-state matter, please verify with the court which course it will accept before registering with us—and please let us know which course you need.


Classes are available both in person at our offices or virtually via Zoom.  You can check the dates and times available below.


The fee for the course is $95, which set by the State.  When you register, please note there are four different options available for “course intent”—you must choose the correct option when registering (e.g., if you need to show your certificate to a Court for point reduction, as part of a Court orders or for reinstatement, you must choose the applicable “intent”).

If you have any questions or need assistance with registering, please call the office at 770-454-9100 or email our office (with “Defensive Driving” in the subject line): front.desk@nathansdrivingschool.net.


Please note:  We must have at least five people registered before we hold the class. If a class does not reach five registrations and we have to cancel, you will have the option to transfer for free to any other class or request a refund.  If you “no show” the day of class we do not offer refunds.


REASONS TO TAKE A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE
More than 41,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year, and over 2 million more suffer disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council. The triple threat of high speeds, impaired or careless driving, and not using occupant restraints threatens every driver.  But practicing defensive driving can help minimize your risk.
Driving defensively means not only taking responsibility for yourself and your actions but also keeping an eye on "the other guy" on the road. Our instructors have years of experience teaching the most effective defensive driving techniques.  Many (if not most) drivers could benefit from this training—even experienced drivers could use a periodic

 

       

DATE & TIMES FOR UPCOMING DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES

We are currently holding classes via zoom remotely and in person. Please see the dates, times and specific locations below for the most current offerings.

Virtual REMOTE LEARNING LIVE Via Zoom

Weekday Sessions  Remote

Classes is over two nights from 6pm-9pm

May 21st & 23rd

June 11th & June 13th

August 6th & 8th

 

 

Roswell/Alpharetta - No Classes at this time. See Virtual or Chamblee/Brookhaven Options

Five people must be registered to hold the class. If we have to cancel, you will have the option to transfer for free or for a refund at that point.

If you no show the day of class we do not offer refunds.

Saturday Sessions In Person  (Chamblee/Brookhaven)

Class is from 9am-4pm

May 25th

June 8th

June 22nd

July 6th

July 20th

Aug 3rd

Saturday Sessions Remote Via Zoom                                    Class is from 9am-4pm

May 18th

June 1st

June 29th

July 27th

 

 

 

 

WHY TAKE DEFENSIVE DRIVING?

More than 41,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year and over 2 million more suffer disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council. The triple threat of high speeds, impaired or careless driving and not using occupant restraints threatens every driver - regardless of how careful or how skilled. 
 

Driving Defensively means not only taking responsibility for yourself and your actions but also keeping an eye on

-----"the other guy"-----

 

The National Safety Council suggests the following guidelines to help reduce your risks on the road: 
 

  •  Don't start the engine without securing each passenger in the car, including children and pets. 

  •  Safety belts saves thousands of lives each year. 

  •  Lock all doors. 

  • Remember that driving too fast or too slow can increase the likelihood of collisions. 

  •  Don't kid yourself. If you plan to drink, designate a driver who won't drink. 

  •  Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all fatal motor vehicle crashes. 

  •  Be alert! If you notice that a car is straddling the center line, weaving, making wide turns, stopping abruptly or responding slowly to traffic signals, the driver may be impaired. 

  •  Avoid an impaired driver by turning right at the nearest corner or exiting at the nearest exit. 

  •  If it appears that an oncoming vehicle is crossing into your lane, pull over to the roadside, sound the horn and flash the lights. 

  •  Pull over and notify the police immediately after seeing a motorist who is driving suspiciously. 

  • Follow the rules of the road. Don't contest the "right of way" or try to race another car during a merge. 

  •  Be respectful of other motorists. 

  •  While driving, be cautious, aware and responsible.

  • DO NOT DRIVE DISTRACTED

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