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9/9/2019

What is the Virginia Driver Improvement Program?

by Courtney Conley

Do you need to satisfy a court order or DMV requirement? Would you like to get an insurance discount? Are you just interested in voluntarily earning 5 safe driving points? If one of these reasons sounds like you, you would benefit from completing our Virginia Driver Improvement Clinic. Not sure what the course is or how it works? You’re in the right place. We’ll walk you through some important facts about our course and explain how to register today.

What is the Virginia Driver Improvement Clinic?

Our Virginia Driver Improvement Clinic is an online course designed to teach you defensive driving techniques and traffic laws in an engaging and fun way. There are sections on how to interact with pedestrians and motorcyclists, what to do in a collision, how drugs and alcohol can affect your driving, and more. You’re not just going to mindlessly read text, either. Our course also includes games, slideshows, and animations to help keep you engaged. Our course is approved by the Virginia DMV, and we’re approved in all counties, cities, and courts in Virginia.

Who takes the course?

Virginia drivers take a driver improvement clinic for one of four reasons: to satisfy a court order, to satisfy a DMV requirement, to get an insurance discount (be sure to check with your insurance company first if this is why you’re interested in the course), or voluntarily to earn 5 safe driving points. If any of those reasons apply to you, then our course is probably a good fit. You get to take our course completely online and on your own time. You need to be at least 20 years old in order for our online course to satisfy a driver improvement clinic requirement.

How long does a driver improvement course take?

This course satisfies the Virginia Driver Improvement 8-hour requirement. We understand that some people may read and retain information faster than others, so this course is not timed and is self-paced; you can take the course at your leisure. You can complete the course in one sitting or in multiple sessions. We offer an unlimited number of logins, so you can complete the course when it’s convenient for you.

Hopefully this helped answer some of your questions about our Virginia Driver Improvement Clinic.

If you have any questions, our excellent customer support team is here for you 7 days a week. If you would like more information on our Virginia Driver Improvement course, please check out our website.

Click here to register for our Virginia Driver Improvement Clinic!

Do you need to satisfy a court order or DMV requirement? Would you like to get an insurance discount? Are you just interested in voluntarily earning 5 safe driving points? If one of these reasons sounds like you, you would benefit from completing our Virginia Driver Improvement Clinic. Not sure what the course is or how it works? You’re in the right place. We’ll walk you through some important facts about our course and explain how to register today.

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9/3/2019

4 Simple Self-Improvement Tips for September

by Courtney Conley

Even though it marks the end of the summer, September always feels like a fresh start to me. Something about the temperature dropping and the leaves changing makes me want to buy fresh pens and start making a list of goals. Maybe it’s just the back-to-school season in the air (or, at least, in all the commercials!), but this time of year makes me want to reflect and improve. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, because September happens to be Self-Improvement Month! What better way to round out the year than cracking open a new notebook (or in this case, blog post) and writing down some self-improvement goals we can all aspire to this season?

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Self-Improvement Tips

Back-to-school season is a great time to start a new carpool routine. We all say we want to help the environment, but it can feel like too big a task for one person. Carpooling is an easy way to reduce pollution. Take some time out of your day to plan a new carpool schedule. There are even apps now where you can connect with people to carpool with from your neighborhood! If you’re not able to carpool, consider trying out the public transportation in your city, if available.

Less Screen Time

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Did you know that on average, American adults spend more than 11 hours per day looking at screens? Many of us have to use a computer for work, and it’s unavoidable. But you can still reduce the time you spend with other screens. People are so addicted to their screens these days that they use their phone while behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 20,000 people died in collisions involving a distracted driver between 2012 and 2017. Most states have strict laws prohibiting texting and driving, yet people still do it. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, how can I be a safer driver?, make it one of your self-improvement goals to never use your smartphone while driving.

Many smartphones have a system for tracking your screen time and will even allow you to block certain apps during times when you want to unplug, like when you’re behind the wheel.

Be Active

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With the weather cooling down in many parts of the country, September is a great time to get outdoors. Hiking can be beautiful this time of year! Many cities and towns are pedestrian-friendly, so consider walking or riding a bike for short trips you might usually drive. Even if you’re driving your vehicle like normal, be sure to keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially when the weather is nice enough for people to walk!

Take a Class

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Even if you’re not heading back to school yourself, September is the perfect time to take a class! Learning is an awesome tool for self-improvement. Do some research for available classes in your area that you may be interested in, like cooking classes or music lessons. There are lots of one-session art classes for those with busy schedules! If you can’t fit in a face-to-face class, consider taking a class online.

One option is to take an online class with Safe2Drive! We have a wide selection of classes available to help you brush up on your driving skills and become a better driver. We have classes for auto insurance discounts, driver education, mature driver improvement, and defensive driving. If you’re curious about what makes a good driver, consider taking one of our courses.

If one of your goals is to become a better driver, please check out our website to see what courses we offer in your state. If you have any questions about any of our courses, our excellent customer support team is here for you daily to help! We hope you try some of our self-improvement tips!

Even though it marks the end of the summer, September always feels like a fresh start to me. Something about the temperature dropping and the leaves changing makes me want to buy fresh pens and start making a list of goals. Maybe it’s just the back-to-school season in the air (or, at least, in all the commercials!), but this time of year makes me want to reflect and improve. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, because September happens to be Self-Improvement Month! What better way to round out the year than cracking open a new notebook (or in this case, blog post) and writing down some self-improvement goals we can all aspire to this season?

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8/26/2019

The Secret to Receiving Auto Insurance Discounts in Delaware

by Courtney Conley

Auto insurance. As drivers, it’s something we all need. In Delaware, all drivers are required to carry three types of auto insurance: bodily injury protection, property damage, and personal injury protection. These can add up! Luckily, we’re here to help. Safe2Drive offers two defensive driving courses for Delaware drivers. Our DE Defensive Driving courses are approved by the Delaware DMV and are a great way to get a discount on your auto insurance. Our courses are completely online, so you don’t need to worry about finding time to sit in a classroom. Complete our Defensive Driving courses at your own pace, whether it’s all in one sitting, or a little each day. Every time you log in, we’ll take you back to where you left off in the course. Our courses are user-friendly and full of engaging content that will make learning defensive driving techniques fun. We’ll walk you through the two courses here.

Basic Defensive Driving Course

Our Basic Defensive Driving course is for drivers who have never taken a Defensive Driving course, or drivers who have taken a Defensive Driving course before, but their insurance discount for the course expired two or more years ago. Take this course to get a 10% discount on your auto insurance for three years, and earn a 3-point credit on your Delaware driving record!

This course consists of 11 short lessons full of reading material, videos, animations, and even fun games on traffic laws and defensive driving practices. How long does the Basic Defensive Driving course last? Well, per Delaware state requirements, our course is six hours long. There is a two-question multiple-choice quiz after each lesson that you must pass in order to proceed to the next lesson. You can take the quizzes as many times as you need. At the end of the course, you’ll take a 10-question final exam. You need to score 80% on the final exam in order to pass, which most students do on the first try. If you need to take the exam more than once, no problem! We allow unlimited retakes at no extra charge.

When you complete the course and pass the final exam, we’ll email you your Certificate of Completion, which you can also print from your account. Sign the certificate and deliver it to your insurance provider to receive your discount. We’ll submit your completion to the DMV for you so you can receive the 3-point credit on your driving record.

Defensive Driving Refresher Course

You should choose our Defensive Driving Refresher course if you have taken the Basic course and your Basic course benefits are within 180 days of expiring or you are within the two years following the expiration of your Basic course benefits. By taking our Refresher course, you can get a 15% discount on your auto insurance, and earn a 3-point credit on your Delaware driving record!

Our Refresher course is three hours long. There are seven short lessons, and after each lesson you’ll need to pass a 2-question multiple-choice quiz in order to move on to the next lesson. Just like in our Basic course, you’ll take a 10-question multiple-choice final exam at the end. You’ll need to score at least 80% to pass, and you can retake the final exam as many times as you need in order to pass. Most people pass it on the first attempt.

When you complete the course and pass the final exam, we’ll email you your Certificate of Completion, which you can also print from your account. Sign the certificate and deliver it to your insurance provider to receive your discount. We’ll submit your completion to the DMV for you so you can receive the 3-point credit on your driving record. Make sure to check with the DMV 7-10 business days after you complete the course to make sure they process your completion.

Our Delaware Basic and Refresher Defensive Driving courses are a great way to get a discount on your auto insurance, as well as a 3-point credit on your Delaware driving record. If you want to take a DE Defensive Driving course, we hope you’ll choose ours! If you have any questions, our excellent customer support team is here for you 7 days a week. For more information on our courses, please check out our website.

Click here to register for a Delaware Defensive Driving course!

Auto insurance. As drivers, it’s something we all need. In Delaware, all drivers are required to carry three types of auto insurance: bodily injury protection, property damage, and personal injury protection. These can add up! Luckily, we’re here to help. Safe2Drive offers two defensive driving courses for Delaware drivers. Our DE Defensive Driving courses are approved by the Delaware DMV and are a great way to get a discount on your auto insurance. Our courses are completely online, so you don’t need to worry about finding time to sit in a classroom. Complete our Defensive Driving courses at your own pace, whether it’s all in one sitting, or a little each day. Every time you log in, we’ll take you back to where you left off in the course. Our courses are user-friendly and full of engaging content that will make learning defensive driving techniques fun. We’ll walk you through the two courses here.

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8/19/2019

5 Benefits of Taking Our Pennsylvania Driver Education Online Course

by Courtney Conley

Earning your driver license is a big step. After years of sitting in the passenger seat, a driver license gives you the freedom to go out on your own. In Pennsylvania, as one of the required steps in order to qualify for an unrestricted driver license, anyone under the age of 18 needs to complete a driver education course approved by the Department of Education. You’ve probably noticed that there are many options available for driver education, both in-person and online. Choosing which course to take can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help!

Here are 5 benefits of taking our Pennsylvania Driver Education online course.

We’re Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Here at Safe2Drive, our Pennsylvania Driver Education course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (DOE). If your goal is to earn your unrestricted license before turning 18, our course satisfies the required 30 hours of classroom/theory driver training instruction. You will also need to complete six hours of behind-the-wheel training in addition to our driver education course.

Complete the Course Entirely Online

Maybe you’ve heard that online education isn’t as effective as a traditional face-to-face classroom. This isn’t true! A recent study conducted at Niagara University found that students were able to succeed in an online classroom when given the proper learning materials, and there was no significant difference in performance between online learners and face-to-face learners. Safe2Drive’s online driver education course meets the same DOE requirements as a traditional face-to-face driver education classroom. Our Pennsylvania drivers ed online course will also help you prepare for your Knowledge Test and brush up on Pennsylvania driving laws.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Not only is online learning effective, but it’s also convenient. No need to worry about traveling to a classroom or blocking off time in your day that is convenient for an instructor. You can sit down and work on our course at whatever time of day is best for you. Want to do an hour before school and two hours before bed? Go for it! Our course is split up into 30 lessons that address specific topics and are designed to be completed in short online sessions, so you can fit the course into your busy schedule. Each lesson ends with a review section, followed by a short quiz to help you retain the information you learned. We end the course with a final exam. Most people pass the final exam on their first try, but we offer free unlimited retakes just in case.

Engaging Content

We want you to enjoy the time you spend on our course. Per the DOE rules, our course is 30 hours long, and lessons are timed to ensure you meet the 30-hour requirement. To make your learning experience fun, we’ve included informational and instructional videos, games, and interactive multimedia throughout the course. We’ll walk you through what to do in a collision and how to react if your vehicle hydroplanes. You’ll watch videos on the best techniques for steering, and play games that test your knowledge in a fun way. Each lesson is full of interesting and engaging content to make learning to drive an enjoyable experience.

Complete Our Course in Three Simple Steps

The process of completing driver education may feel intimidating. We’re committed to providing excellent customer service and are here seven days a week to answer any questions you may have. We’ve streamlined our course completion process to three steps:

  1. Register for the course. All you need to do for this is create a username and password, and read some basic information on the course. Easy!
  2. Complete the online instruction. Like we mentioned above, our 30-hour course is taken completely online and is full of engaging content. It’s split up into 30 lessons, with a 10-question multiple-choice quiz after each lesson. You’ll need to score at least 80% in order to proceed to the next lesson. The lessons will prepare you for the quizzes, but you can retake them as many times as you need. When you complete the final lesson, we’ll collect payment before you can take the final exam. That means you can try out our course for free to see if it’s a good fit for your needs! After we collect payment, you’ll take a 40-question multiple-choice final exam online. You must score at least 80% to pass, which most students do on their first try. If you need extra time to review, no worries. You can retake the final exam again until you pass at no extra cost.
  3. Get your Certificate of Completion. When you’ve passed the final exam, a licensed instructor will review your course records and issue you a Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of when you pass the exam. The certificate will be emailed to you, and you’ll also be able to print a copy from your Safe2Drive account.

And that’s it! You’ll have satisfied the required 30 hours of classroom/theory driver training instruction, which is one step in the process of earning your unrestricted driver license while under age 18.

These are a few of the many benefits of taking an online drivers ed course. We hope this information has helped you in your decision-making process. If you would like more information on our Pennsylvania Driver Education course, please check out our website where we’ll walk you through all of the course requirements and answer some FAQs.

Click here to register for our Pennsylvania Driver Education course!

Earning your driver license is a big step. After years of sitting in the passenger seat, a driver license gives you the freedom to go out on your own. In Pennsylvania, as one of the required steps in order to qualify for an unrestricted driver license, anyone under the age of 18 needs to complete a driver education course approved by the Department of Education. You’ve probably noticed that there are many options available for driver education, both in-person and online. Choosing which course to take can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help!

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