The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving program offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries and fatalities. Our 6 hour DDC program is offered locally through the National Safety Council of Northern New England. This driver improvement course has set the standard in the industry for over 40 years, and continues to improve driver behaviors.

New Hampshire Important Notes:

  • Attendees from New Hampshire and Maine qualify to receive 3 points reduction after completing the classroom course (Vermont does not have a point reduction program). Points are not actually removed from the driving record, but credited towards loss of license. Points are removed by the state after 3 years. The student is responsible for submitting the completion certificate to the state for point reduction credit.
  • Certificates are mailed to attendees within 5 business days upon successful completion of the course. 
  • Pre-payment for the course is required. 
  • Many insurance companies offer a reduction in their automobile insurance rate upon successful completion of this course. (Contact your insurance company to find out if this is an option.)

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Advance registration for this DDC 8/4 Defensive Driving Course is required and substitutions are acceptable. If you must cancel a course, please call us at least three (3) business days prior to the event for a full refund. There will be a 25% charge on “no-shows” as well as cancellations and reschedules with less than three (3) business days notice prior to the event. The NSCNNE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes due to insufficient enrollments.

Class Locations in Northern New England:

Maine 6/8 Hour Driver Improvement Courses


Augusta, Maine (Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St.)