GNHTD provides training to the public and other organizations. We are currently accepting enrolment for classes in defensive driving and transporting passengers with special needs.

The defensive driving course


The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course (DDC-8/6) set the standard for driver improvement training with its introduction in 1964. More than 60 million drivers worldwide have been trained since then.

The Defensive Driving Course has the highest rate of success in reducing the number and severity of collisions, and their related costs.

Courts, state departments of motor vehicles, insurance companies, municipalities, businesses, government agencies and driving schools trust NSC for quality driver improvement training.

The DDC-8/6 is a comprehensive driver improvement program with a basic six to eight hour curriculum. The course is interactive and designed to give drivers practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations, and to choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors, including but not limited to the following:

  • The physical forces of a collision
  • How drugs and alcohol effect your driving
  • Avoiding collisions choosing safe, legal behaviors
  • Dealing with driver distractions and fatigue

Transporting passengers with special needs course

A Coaching Program specifically designed for drivers who must be skilled in both defensive driving and passenger assistance techniques.

The course is structured in a “coaching” format:

  • Give and take discussions
  • Hands on training
  • Proper vehicle inspection
  • Safety scenarios
  • Reading traffic patterns
  • Passenger assistance and safety
  • Collision reporting procedures
  • Course completion certificate

Call for course schedules and prices

Training and safety course

  • Certified instructor trainer
  • Pre-employment training
  • Reduction in insurance costs
  • Driver improvement
  • Accident prevention
  • Completion certificate

Brenda Richardson
Training Supervisor
Certified Instructor Trainer
840 Sherman Ave
Hamden, CT 06514

Phone: 203-281-2521
Fax: 203-288-7471

Save lives. Drive safely.

Save lives. Drive safely.