Safety and Health Council of North Carolina Defensive Driving Program

A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

Everyone knows that traffic tickets can result in court appearances, fines, and higher insurance costs. However, you may have additional options in Mecklenburg, Wake, and select other North Carolina counties that can save you money while improving your driving. Since 1989 our Safe Driving Program has provided drivers with potential reductions on a traffic violation in exchange for completing the 4-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course.

North Carolina Driving School

Defensive Driving Classes offered in Charlotte, NC and Raleigh, NC are:

4 Hour Driving Class

This 4 hour course reinforces good driving skills and habits and is ideal for new employees or as a refresher course. Instructors use practical strategies to reduce collision related fatalities and costs associated with vehicle crashes. Also offered is the: Defensive Driving 4 Hour Spanish Class

Alive at 25 - 4 Hour Teen Driving Class

This course helps young drivers take more responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgement, and decision making while behind the wheel.

8 Hour Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Class (ADD)

This 8 hour course is behavior-based and is recommended for drivers with multiple traffic violations and those with poor driving habits. The course demonstrates the connection between attitude and choice and the dreadful results of poor driving conduct. Also offered is: Defensive Driving 8 Hour Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Spanish

Defensive Driving safeTEEN Behind-The-Wheel Driving Class

This 4 hour safe driving program focuses on preventing injuries and deaths of young drivers in traffic crashes. Teen drivers have the highest motor vehicle crash risk of any age group.

Defensive Driving Repeat Offender - 4 Hour With Behind-The-Wheel (Under 21) for those who receive their second moving violation or have been in an automobile accident.

Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC Ticket - click here

Wake County, Raleigh, NC Citation - Click here

In Other NC Counties

North Carolina Counties for traffic tickets

North Carolina Community Colleges

National Safety Council's defensive driving classes are also available on the campuses of 41 community colleges across North Carolina.

In Other States

It is your responsibility to determine what options you might have for a traffic ticket received in a state outside of North Carolina. We offer National Safety Council's 4 Hour driving class and the 8 Hour driving class at the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina Driving School in Charlotte and Raleigh.

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Classes are offered in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina - for more information call:

(704) 644-4201 in Charlotte
(919) 719-9800 in Raleigh


We offer behind the wheel training with a Certified Driving Instructor.

You have just obtained your permit to become a licensed driver, you can get additional Supervised Hours/Training behind the wheel with the Safety and Health Council of NC.

Classes are offered by appointment only, prepaid and non-refundable.

Novice in Safety $125.00
¬†Orientation, behind the wheel and 4 hour class (scheduled separate day or possibly the same day) will receive assessment after 4 hour class is completed total of 6 ¬Ĺ hours of training.

Behind the Wheel $45.00 hour (minimum 2 hours and completion of Novice in Safety package)

Please call our office to schedule a time and additional information at 704-644-4201.