South Dakota Mature Driver Course
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Benefits for South Dakota Mature Drivers
One benefit to being a mature driver is possible discounts. Some insurance plans offer financial discounts for drivers 50 years and older, and completing a training may also offer a discount.
You should ask your insurance company about specific discounts available to you.
Completing a South Dakota mature driver course offers financial savings and the possibility of keeping your driver's license for years to come. A mature driver course acts as a refresher on basic driving skills in fast paced situations while providing extra savings to you.
A Full-Proof Safety Course
Each mature driving course differs slightly. Our class provides a summary of state laws, regulations, and traffic facts. It also teaches driving skills that will increase your safety on the road.
Review of Traffic Laws
One of the main benefits experienced drivers receive from completing a drivers safety course is reviewing basic driving skills. It's quite likely traffic laws have been updated, and that news ones have gone into effect, since you first tested for your driver's license at your DMV. Who knows - you may even end up finding an interesting law or phrase within the course that's worthy of a t-shirt or bumper sticker!
Gaining Super Skills
Physical, emotional and mental health all come into play when it comes to safe driving. As people age, their senses change. Some senses, like vision and hearing, grow weaker. As drivers, this affects how they interact with other drivers, as well as their response time. In a mature driver's safety course, you will learn skills to navigate the health limitations of yourself and other drivers.
Our mature driving course will teach you scanning and cushion strategies. These skills will become second nature to you after review and practice.
Creating a Cushion - A Modern Technique
The cushion method is just one skill you will learn in a Mature Driver course. The idea is to keep a sufficient amount of space between you and other drivers, so that, if an accident around you does occur, you have time and space to avoid it.
Relinquishing your own driving privileges is a difficult scenario to navigate. A Mature Driver course will cover recognizable signs which indicate that it's time for a driver to turn in their keys. This course will allow you to spot the signals that mean a driver, including yourself, should hand over their keys.
Navigating Heavy Traffic
Almost every driver loathes hitting heavy traffic on their drive. However, millions of people all around the country are commuting to school, work and other places daily, which means congestion on major highways is bound to happen.
The course will cover how to navigate highway traffic, making clear and safe lane changes, and even exiting and passing large trucks. If you aren't comfortable driving on heavily congested roadways, you might want to investigate alternative routes, or ask a family member or friend for a ride. You could even opt to forgo rush hour altogether, and plan your drive for a different time of day.
Sharing the Road
It's important to be patient and practice defensive driving on the road. A driver's renewal course will give you the skills for handling aggressive drivers, and sharing the road with tractor-trailers and motorcyclists. You will also learn how to avoid distraction while driving.
During stressful situations on the road, you may not remember right away how to properly react. You should ask your driving instructor about tips for quickly recalling the techniques to prepare you for high stress traffic scenarios.
Vehicles Safety Tools
It's hard to imagine that years ago, cars did not have seat belts. Today's cars are equipped with seat belts, airbags, and other safety features. These tools have helped to reduce fatalities from car accidents. Although your driving teacher won't be able to specify the features of every car make and model, you will receive a review of general safety elements. Knowing how to make use of modern safety features, like anti-lock brakes, can help you avoid car accidents.
Choosing the Right Course for You
Deciding that you'd like to complete a course for a lower insurance premium is step one. All that's left is registering for the Mature Driver course!
Our course is designed to refresh you on basic driving skills and to increase your safety with driver improvement education. Our online course erases the need for an in-person traffic class. Our online mature driver course allows you to complete lessons in two or four-hour sessions or 10 or 30-minute blocks. Our course prevents you from sitting for an extended period of time. You will be able to complete this course at your own pace from your own home. You will also be able to review or repeat any sections you'd like - and you can register for this course at any time!
Our state-approved programs are developed to bring you a convenient, engaging and affordable way to handle all of your driver-related needs.
What people ask about our online traffic courses
Is this an authorized and official course approved?
Our traffic school courses are accredited by many state and local agencies, including Courts and DMVs across the country. Before signing up for this course, you should confirm the specific benefit you wish to gain from this course with the organization that referred you to an online defensive driving course.
Which states accept this as an official course?
Our traffic school courses - including defensive driving, traffic and driving safety, teen drivers education, and insurance reduction courses - are approved by many jurisdictions across the country. When registering for one of our traffic courses, you will be asked to select your state. If you do not see your state as an option, the course is not currently available there.
How effective is your online course?
Research has indicated most auto accidents happen because of human decision or error, not because of a lack in technical knowledge. Our online traffic safety courses are based on the research and findings of psychologists specializing in the human thought process behind driving.
What is your refund policy?
A 100% refund is available to you at any point during the course, before completing the final quiz.
Which traffic safety classes do you offer?
We offer online defensive driving courses approved by many jurisdictions, including local courts and DMVs. Our online traffic safety courses are also approved by insurance companies for point reduction, premium reduction, and even ticket dismissal. Before signing up for this course, you should confirm the specific benefit you wish to gain from this course with the organization that referred you to traffic school.
Do you offer training courses for senior drivers and others looking for insurance discounts?
Yes! We offer driver training for adults and seniors that can result in an insurance premium reduction. Each state has different requirements for who can complete a traffic safety course for an insurance discount. Some states only permit drivers age 55 and older to complete a traffic safety course for an insurance discount. You should confirm any benefits of traffic safety courses with your car insurance agent.
Which forms of payment are accepted?
Payments are made online with a credit card, bank debit card, or a Paypal account. Visa, Discover, MasterCard and American Express are all accepted.
When will I receive my certificate after passing the course?
Our traffic school courses can be completed in one sitting. You will receive your certificate within a half hour of completing the final quiz.
What official documents are required for the traffic school class?
Students must supply us with payment and all required documents, including traffic citations, in the beginning of the class. Each student must also provide a government-issued Driver's License, or similar proof of identification, and confirm their eligibility to attend the course, in order to begin the traffic course.
About how long does it take to complete the class?
The course is about 6 and a half hours long in states we are not considered certified providers, and is available at your own pace, as you are able to log in and out at your leisure.
What happens if I do not pass the final test?
Most of our traffic school courses permit the driver multiple attempts on the final quiz. All quiz questions are multiple choice and true or false, and are based only on the chapter material covered in the course.
Am I required to complete the entire course all at once?
Not at all! You will be able to log in and out whenever you like. Our traffic school course is divided up by chapters, which allows participants to complete one chapter and complete the next chapter when time permits. Our software will remember where you left off and will credit the time you completed in the course so far.
Can I use my regular web browser for this course?
Yes. You may use Google Chrome, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, and any of the other standard web browsers on Mac and PCs. You may even complete our online traffic course on your smartphone, tablet and other similar devices.
Where can I find my login information?
Your login and password are both case sensitive. Each person's login will be their driver's license number. The driver's license number should be entered the same way you entered it when first logging in to the course.
Does Motorist Academy report my successful traffic school completion?
The process for reporting traffic school courses varies by state. Further details will be explained during your registration.
What is your protocol for cancellations and refunds?
You may cancel the traffic school course at any point during the class, and receive a refund, as long as a certificate of completion has not been issued. Refunds will be credited back the original card or account used to the purchase the class. All accepted refunds are issued within 10 days of an eligible cancellation request.
Is this a secure website?
Yes! We are a Verified Secure Site, which means all information provided by students, including personal data and credit card numbers, is encrypted and secured. You may view our secure site verification certificate by clicking respective icon in the address bar of your web browser.
How do I reset my password?
Your login and password were emailed to you during registration if you provided a valid email address. If you aren't able to access this email, or didn't supply a correct email address upon registering, you should contact customer support. You may also request your username and password on the Login Page.
The timer in my lesson chapter is still running, but I am done. What can I do?
The chapter timers in your course must reach 0:00 in order for you to move on and complete the chapter quiz. If you finish reading the material before the timer is out, we suggest reviewing the information in bold, highlights, colors, or in boxes. You can also view the points in the "Let's Review" section.
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