center for defensive driving

501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

 Mission Statement

Our mission is to give traffic safety presentations in Oregon and Washington. Our goal is to reduce the number of people injured and killed in collisions through education.


Most of our work is at high schools.

We reached 16,000 people in 2017.

We give presentations on:

- Teen Driver Safety

- Rail Safety

- Motorcycle Safety

- Corporate Driver Safety

Safe Driving Quiz

1.     How many people died in traffic collisions, in the U.S., in 2016?     37,000.

2.     At what speed will a car kill a pedestrian?     45 MPH.

3.     What is the limit for D.U.I. of alcohol for a person over 21?     .08% B.A.C.

4.     What is the limit for D.U.I. of alcohol for a person under 21, in WA?     .02% B.A.C.

5.     What is the number one killer of young people ages 15-20?     Traffic collisions.

6.     What is distracted driving?     Anything inside/outside the car that causes the driver to lose focus on safe driving.

7.     Yellow traffic lights last how long?     3 seconds.

8.      When does a pedestrian have the right of way?     When they are in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

9.     When is it legal to cross a double-yellow line?     When turning left.

10. What is the best way to back up?    By turning in your seat and looking behind you.

Two optional extra credit assignments to do at home (choose one and write a one-page paper on it):

1.     Go to and watch a crash test video. What is IIHS? What do they do? Who funds them? How does society benefit from their work? What are they looking for in a crash test?

2.     Do some research on alcohol poisoning. Find out what it is and how it happens. In the first paragraph define what alcohol poisoning is. Then write about a college student who died from alcohol poisoning. Describe the case in detail.