Arizona Supreme Court validates efficacy of NTSI’s Defensive Driver Program

The Arizona Supreme Court commissioned a study to assess the effectiveness of defensive driving programs in reducing traffic offense recidivism. The driving behaviors of 29,000 people were analyzed over a two year period. The study found:

  • Those who attended NTSI’s program had a recidivism rate of 14.2% lower than those who did not.
  • 16-19 years old who attended NTSI’s program were 24% less likely to receive a second violation
  • Those who did not attend NTSI’s program were 30% more likely to be cited for one of the more serious criminal driving offenses

Data from January and November of 1999 was used for the study and compiled by the Tucson City Court.

Arizona Supreme Court (2002).