Defensive Driving

More than 41,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year and over 2.4 million more suffer disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). To address this, the State Office of Risk Management (SORM) offers a classroom-based four-hour Defensive Driving class to all State employees at NO CHARGE.   


Defensive Driving will be offered at our facility every month on the 4th Friday, with exception to November and December.  Registration will be through the Statewide Training and Development Center.  

There is still no cost to participants completing this course.  As with all training, there typically is a minimum of 10 participants to hold a class. 

 


The top six driver errors resulting in a vehicle collision include:

  • Overspeed
  • Distracted driving
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield
  • Incorrect merging
  • Backing up

Additionally, these resources are beneficial to increasing driver safety.

Developing a cell phone Policy: www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/traffic/distracteddriving

If you have a group of 20-35 people and would like training at your location, please contact Sunny Bradford, sunny.bradford@state.co.us, or 303-866-3609.