Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Driver Safety

Driver Safety

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County or 828.297.8120 in Watauga County for registration information and eligibility requirements or Register Online .

Courses Include:

Alive @ 25! Defensive Driving Course

This program goes hand and hand with the defensive driving program; however, this young driver intervention program zeros in on drivers between the ages of 16 and 24, the group most likely to be involved in fatal collisions. This highly interactive four hour program teaches young drivers how to take control of situation by taking responsibility for their own driving behavior.

The Alive@25 course is taught throughout the year on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses. Visit the Online Schedule page to see when Alive@25 classes are scheduled.

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County or 828.297.8120 in Watauga County for registration information and eligibility requirements or Register Online .

Defensive Driving Course

Those charged with certain traffic violations, such as speeding, unsafe movement, etc., in any county that recognizes the NC Safety and health Council program may have their charges reduced by the District Attorney by taking this 4 hour course. Violations will be reduced to improper equipment and points will not appear on your driver's license or your insurance.

The Defensive Driving class is taught throughout the year on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses. Visit the Online Schedule page to see when Defensive Driving classes are scheduled.

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County or 828.297.8120 in Watauga County for registration information and eligibility requirements or Register Online .

Basic Rider Safety Program

The Basic Rider Safety CourseSM (BRC) is designed for the student with little or no motorcycle riding experience. Upon successful completion of this 22 hour safety and street skills course, students will be given cards to take to their local DMV office. Upon successful completion of the written examination at the DMV office, students will receive a motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license. Motorcycles are provided by the college, however the student is responsible for the protective gear required to participate in this course.
Classes are held March-November each year.

The Basic Rider Safety Course is taught March-November each year on the Caldwell Campus. Visit the Online Schedule page to see when Basic Rider Safety classes are scheduled.

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County or 828.297.8120 in Watauga County for registration information and eligibility requirements or Register Online .

Experienced Motorcycle Safety Course

Offered on demand, the Experienced Rider CourseSM (ERC) is an 8 hour course designed for riders who have successfully completed the BRC or who possess basic riding skills and who would like to sharpen their current riding safety skills. Passengers may participate. Students are required to bring their own motorcycle and protective riding gear.

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County for registration information and eligibility requirements.

Advanced Motorcycle Safety Course

The Advanced Rider Course - SportBike TechniquesSM (ARC-ST) is a one-day course intended for motorcyclists who have completed the MSF Basic Rider Course or have a similar experience level.

The classroom segment focuses on the behavioral aspects of riding such as attitude and personal risk assessment, and includes discussions about braking proficiency, cornering techniques, traction management, and specific characteristics unique to sport bikes. The goal is to provide riders with a way to further develop personal riding strategies to minimize risk, with particular emphasis on the Search-Evaluate-Execute (SEESM) strategy used in all MSF curricula. There's also an opportunity to discuss case-specific situations within each military branch. A knowledge test is given at the end of the classroom portion.

The range session builds on these topics by providing riders the opportunity to develop and improve skills in braking, cornering and swerving. Included is a demonstration of the components of total stopping distance and practice in obstacle avoidance and evasive maneuvers.

The Advanced Motorcycle Rider Course is offered as an on-demand course.

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County for registration information and eligibility requirements.

MSF 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course

The MSF 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC) is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the MSF Basic Rider Course, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). 3WBRC RiderCoaches who have been trained and certified by the MSF conduct the 3WBRC.

The course consists of both classroom and hands-on instruction including riding exercises and a knowledge and skills test. Total instructional time is two-days; approximately 16 hours. This course includes four hours of classroom activities and up to twelve hours of on-cycle riding exercises. A 3-Wheel DMV Skills Test License Waiver and a course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of the written and riding skills evaluation.

Our program has a limited number of 3-wheel motorcycles available for use during class that need to be reserved with your registration. Please let us know if you will be using our 3-wheel motorcycle or bringing your own. Students may provide their own 3-wheel motorcycles BUT you must show proof of current insurance and registration. A student's 3-wheel motorcycle must pass a T-CLOCKS inspection by the RiderCoach. To see if your 3-wheel motorcycle meets the definition of "3-Wheel Motorcycle", go to the MSG website at: http://msf-usa.org.

The MSF 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course is several times each year on the Caldwell Campus. Visit the Online Schedule page to see when MSF 3-Wheel Basic Rider classes are scheduled.

Call 828.726.2242 in Caldwell County or 828.297.8120 in Watauga County for registration information and eligibility requirements or Register Online .