If you have been charged with a minor traffic violation in Bladen, Robeson, Cumberland, or Columbus counties, or any other county that participates with the Defensive Driving program, you may elect to have your citation reduced by completing a Defensive Driving Course. This program is made available through Bladen Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.
This course is also designed to help participants identify and implement successful techniques they can use to become better drivers. Teen drivers ages 16 – 19 are four times more likely to crash a car than older drivers. These proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers.
Bladen Community College offers two different types of defensive driving courses that may minimize or prevent the assessment of points on your driver’s license and insurance policy. These one-day classes will enable you to be more confident and safe on the highway.
The defensive driving courses that we offer are:
Defensive Driving – 4 hour
This course will motivate drivers to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. It will give them key understanding, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and reduce future violations. The result is a more responsible driver who grasps best practices to prevent injury and death while operating a motor vehicle. This class is open to any individual or business wanting to increase their awareness of roadway safety.
Defensive Driving – 8 hour
This course is used extensively for court referrals, as a diversion program for drivers with excessive violations, and to retrain drivers with poor driving records. This course addresses the attitudes of drivers so participants can see that their choices have financial, legal, and personal consequences.
All courses are classroom instruction only. All our instructors are certified through the National Safety and Health Council of North Carolina.
Students must bring their driver’s license or picture ID and ink pen or pencil to class.
For individuals seeking courses to fulfill their personal interests, we offer a multitude of courses through our Community Service Program like Piano, Wreath Making, Floral Arranging, Guitar, Sewing, Basket Weaving, etc.
Debt to Bladen Community College must be paid prior to registration for courses.
Our department is here to serve the needs of the community. If you need assistance with locating a class, please contact our office using the information below.
For additional information please call:
Stephanie Gonzalez Coordinator of Community Service and Credentialing
7418 NC HWY 41W Dublin, NC 28332