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Class Dates, Times, Location & Costs:

Dates & Times:

Location:

Hampton Inn Keystone Indianapolis

8980 River Crossing Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN   46240

 

Cost (please note price change for June, September & December dates):

Acceptable forms of payment:  credit card/debit card/cash/money order.

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Course Description

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving is used extensively for court

referrals, as a diversion program for drivers with excessive violations

and to retrain drivers with poor driving records. The program helps create

a new mindset, improving a person’s attitude so that his or her driving

behavior can change.

Instructor certification is required to teach this course. Instructors

must complete NSC training to be certified. Visit train.nsc.org/ntc

for Instructor Development course dates, locations and fees.

 

Research for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles shows that DDC – Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving participants have a 34% reduction in collisions and a 43% reduction in minor violations in the year after completing the training.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

Session 1 – In the Driver’s Seat

• Identify behaviors that lead to most traffic violations

   and collisions.

• Explore differences between a suspended and revoked

  driver’s license.

• Discuss problems caused by driving behaviors/questions

  about state traffic laws.

• Understand the costs associated with traffic violations

  and collisions.

Session 2 – Your Needs Drive You

• Identify the five basic human needs.

• Learn the difference between needs and wants.

• Examine personal driving behaviors in view of basic

   human needs.

• Complete and score a driving Self-Assessment Profile (SAP).

Session 3 – Change Your Behavior

• Pinpoint potential problem behaviors related to the SAP.

• Review examples of effective, short-term and ineffective

  driving-behavior choices.

• Dialogue about behavioral choices in various driving

  situations.

• Commit to change behind-the-wheel behaviors.

Session 4 – My Action Plan

• Explore characteristics of a SAMRIC (Simple, Attainable,

  Measurable, Repeatable, Immediate, Controlled by you)

  action plan.

• Develop a personal SAMRIC plan to change current

  driving behaviors.

• Evaluate the action plans of others in the class to determine

  whether they meet the SAMRIC criteria.

• Recognize the hazards of driving while under the influence

  of alcohol/drugs.

Session 5 –  My Action Plan

• Identify the four components of human behavior

• Describe the three types of behavior:  effective, short-term and ineffective.

• Relate the three types of behavior to responsible and respectful behavior.

• Recognize examples of responsible and respectful driving behavior choices.

• Evaluate the behavior choices of drivers in various situations.

Session 6 –  Planning for Change

• Identify the characteristics of an effective personal action plan.

• Develop a personal action plan to change current driving behaviors.

• Recognize the hazards of using alcohol and driving.

Session 7 –  Driving Choices and Behaviors

• Recognize the hazards of using alcohol, prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs and driving.

• Recognize that speeding is a major factor that contributes to collisions and other driving incidents.

• Describe the ramifications of driving with excessive speed.

• Describe techniques to avoid driving with excessive speed.

• Identify different right of way violations.

• Describe techniques for properly handling right of way situations.

• Identify the risks of distracted driving.

• Describe techniques for avoiding distracted driving.

Session 8 –  Choosing Responsible and Respectful Behariors

• Describe how to determine proper passing and following distances while driving.

• Recognize aggressive driving behaviors.

• Identify how certain personal driver needs can indicate a tendency toward aggressive driving.

• Describe techniques to avoid driving aggressively.

• Describe how fatigue can affect driving behaviors.

• Explain how different choices can have a direct impact on driving behaviors.