Defensive driving

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Defensive Driving courses

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EverSafe Driving Program® Online (2022 Version)

Certify your safe driving with our 4-hour self-directed online course. Need to train your whole fleet? Custom training portals are available for employers who wish to purchase multiple seats.

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Have a whole crew to train? With on-site training, one of our experienced instructors will train your staff at your facility.

EverSafe Driving Program® | Instructor Training

By becoming an EverSafe Driving Program® instructor, you’ll be able to help your team prevent incidents. You’ll also be able to respond quickly to any violations with refresher training that is engaging and effective.

EverSafe Driving Program® | On-site training

Bring one of our expert instructors to your facility and certify your employees’ safe driving with a 2-hour, 4-hour, or 8-hour version of our defensive driver training course.


About our Defensive Driving program

Driving is dangerous.

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and injury in the United States, and they’re the biggest cause of work-related fatalities. However, most collisions can be avoided.

Become a safer driver

EverSafe Driving Program® helps you develop driving habits and awareness that help you avoid hazards on the road. Four lessons that cover three topics—driving knowledge, skills, and attitude—reinforce skills already learned and help you become a more conscientious, defensive driver.


What should I do if I lose my Flagger certification card?

As long as your certification is valid, you may order a replacement card by filling out this form. There is a $20 fee. Note that many of our certification cards are printable, meaning that you receive a PDF copy of your card upon course completion, which you are welcome to print and keep in your wallet. We also recommend saving the PDF on your mobile device.

How long is a Flagger certification valid for?

Washington and Idaho Flagger certifications are valid for three years.

Do I need a Driver License to become a Flagger?

You do not need a Driver License. Any form of government-issued ID is acceptable.

Is the Washington Flagger class offered online?

No, the Washington Flagger class is not offered online. Per Washington State rules, these classes are only offered in person.

Is there a practice test for Flagger?

No, but you can read through the digital copy of book and try answering the review questions at the end of each chapter. You’ll receive a link to the digital copy of the book with your registration confirmation.

Can I use a translator in the Washington Flagger class?

You may, but it needs to be someone who is not a close friend or family member. Students must be able to answer the questions on their own.

What are the physical requirements/demands of a flagger?
  • Receive and communicate specific instructions clearly, firmly, and courteously
  • Move and maneuver quickly
  • Control signaling devices, such as paddles
  • Understand and apply safe traffic-control practices
  • Recognize dangerous traffic situations and warn workers
  • Stand for prolonged periods on uneven surfaces (up to 10 hours)
  • Traverse uneven surfaces and terrain
  • Stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Grasp, push, or pull
  • Hear warnings
  • See dangerous situations
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Receive, understand, and take positive appropriate action based on information/instructions presented verbally and/or in writing
Do I have to have a photo on my Flagger card?

No, you do not need to have a photo on your card. Washington and Idaho Flagger cards are designed to be valid with a government-issued photo ID (such as a state ID card or Driver License).

What is the minimum age for Flaggers?

You must be at least 18 years of age to operate as a flagger.

Can I use my Washington, Oregon, or Idaho Flagger card in other states?

Washington, Oregon, and Idaho State Flagger cards are accepted in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana for Department of Transportation projects.

Defensive Driving articles in our safety library


Defensive Driving

Pedestrian safety

Part of defensive driving is remembering you share the road with others. This includes pedestrians, who are vulnerable to vehicles and other hazards drivers may not think about.
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Circular logic: How to navigate a roundabout

Circular intersections come with their own set of rules, and can be a bit tricky to navigate if you’re not used to them.
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Breathing outside the box

Box breathing helps your body and mind return to a neutral state, regulating your heart rate and nervous system and helping you to think more clearly.

Defensive Driving

What is the 3-4 Second Rule?

To reduce the risk of collision, it’s safest to stay 3-4 seconds behind the car in front of you. To measure this, pick a stationary object on the side of the road. Note when the car in front of you passes it, then count the seconds until you do.

Defensive Driving

A common misunderstanding about the effectiveness and unrealized danger of speeding. ​

The time you may save by speeding is never worth the potential consequences that may result from a speed-related collision.

Defensive Driving

Five Simple Things You Can Do to Get Ready for Winter Driving

October is the time for turning leaves, corn mazes, and pumpkin spice everything. It’s also Distracted Driving Awareness Month*—the time to remember and recommit to safe driving habits.
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

October is the time for turning leaves, corn mazes, and pumpkin spice everything. It’s also Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the time to recommit to safe driving habits.


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