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 NEW Colorado-specific classroom-based four-hour Defensive Driving training to all State employees at NO CHARGE.   


Defensive Driving will be offered at our facility every month 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. 
 

Participants must register through the Statewide Training and Development Center at www.colorado.gov/dhr/training
Direct link: https://idsonline.colorado.gov/dpa/dhr/training/Students/ClassDates.asp?...

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

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

Additionally, the resources below are beneficial to increasing driver safety.

Developing a cell phone policy example

Understanding distractions:

Resources for young drivers:

Removing your vehicle blind spots:

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