National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course

Public Training: The BCBA presents the 6 Hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course


All Defensive Driving courses are held at the Bucks County Bar Association building located at 135 E. State St. in Doylestown. Courses take place on selected Saturdays from 9 AM – 4 PM. All instruction is delivered inside the classroom. For availability visit our calendar, select the course you wish to attend, and complete the non-member registration. There is a $100 standard fee that must be pre-paid during registration. Pre-registration required; walk-ins are not permitted. Registered attendees must arrive on time; if you arrive late you will be denied entry and will be required to reschedule your course. A certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees upon completion of the course.

Defensive Driving in non-refundable. You may reschedule your course without paying a second fee by reaching out to the Bucks County Bar Association at least 48 hours before your course begins. Please note that all registrations for a course are final 48 hours before the class begins. No new registrations may be made for a course after this time, and all requests for rescheduling after this time will incur an additional fee.


What is Defensive Driving? Defensive Driving is driving to save lives, time and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others. Defensive Driving is the personal responsibility of everyone who operates or rides in a motor vehicle. Upon completion of the 10th Edition of the National Safety Council’s 6 Hour Defensive Driving Course, you should be able to:

  • Identify your own personal driving behaviors and tendencies
  • Identify behaviors that can be controlled and factors beyond a driver’s control
  • Recognize that we share our roads with other drivers and identify your individual responsibilities when driving
  • Recognize potential hazards when driving and make appropriate driving choices to avoid those hazards
  • Identify risky driving behaviors that, statistically, lead to the most collisions and fatalities on U.S. roads
  • Choose safe, responsible and respectful driving behaviors in different driving situations and conditions
  • Evaluate your current driving choices and behaviors and identify alternative driving choices you can make
  • Create a personal plan to make effective driving choices



COVID-19 Information: To ensure the health and safety of our instructors and attendees, if you have any of the following: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or have you come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days we ask that you please re-schedule your course. The BCBA building is regularly cleaned and sanitized for your safety.