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


Motorcycle Safety

We are passionate about motorcycle safety.
If you drive a car, watch out for motorcycles. They can be hard to see. In a collision between a car and a motorcycle, the car driver is usually at-fault.

If you ride a motorcycle, please wear a DOT-compliant helmet and full protective gear.

There are four components to a DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet:

  1. DOT sticker.
  2. An inch of hard polystyrene foam padding.
  3. A secure fastener, usually metal D-rings.
  4. A manufacturer’s label (DOT certified, date and size).

We support the work of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.