Looking for ways to save on your auto insurance? Consider taking a driving course. New drivers can often save on insurance costs by completing a driver’s education course. Additionally, more experienced drivers who take an accredited defensive driving class can often reduce the points on their driving records and get an insurance discount.
A safer driver means fewer claims, which is why these discounts may be available. (Confirm that you will get a discount before registering for a driving class; your driving record, how recently you’ve taken a driving course and other factors can influence your eligibility.)
Wondering what driving behaviors make you a better driver? Here are a few examples:
Avoiding High-Risk Situations — Learning to identify and avoid potential accident situations, even if that means yielding to the other driver.
Obeying Traffic Laws — Adhering to the rules of the road and avoiding aggressive or dangerous driving behaviors, like weaving in and out of traffic or drinking and driving.
Adjusting to Road Conditions — Taking necessary precautions during bouts of bad weather when roads become treacherous.
Following the Posted Speed Limit — Maintaining a consistent, predictable speed to avoid surprising other drivers and, of course, avoiding moving violations.
Staying Focused on the Road — Avoiding the most common driver distractions, including texting or talking on a cell phone, eating or drinking, and engaging with passengers.