Completing a GEICO defensive driving course qualifies drivers for a discount of up to 5% or 10% on their GEICO car insurance premium. GEICO-approved online defensive driving courses cost $14.95 to $24.95, depending on the provider and your state of residence.
In general, GEICO defensive driving courses improve students’ driving skills by teaching them how to react effectively in hazardous situations. Main topics include how to drive in bad weather and on wet or icy roads, how to correct course if you lose control, how to veer off the roadway safely, and how to react if something crosses into your lane suddenly. Courses also cover the dangers of road rage, speeding, aggressive driving and driving under the influence.
GEICO’s defensive-driving course discount is available in most (but not all) states, and rules and qualifications vary. GEICO has a convenient directory to help you learn more about the defensive driving requirements in your state.
Sample GEICO Defensive Driving Discounts by State
- California – up to 5%
- Texas – up to 10%
- Florida – up to 10%
- New York – up to 10%
- Illinois – up to 10%
- Pennsylvania – up to 10%
- Michigan – no discount
- Georgia – up to 10%
- North Carolina – no discount
- New Jersey – up to 5%
If you already have a course in mind, check with GEICO to see if that course will qualify you for the discount. You can also find an approved GEICO defensive driving course, and learn how to sign up, through the National Safety Council or the American Safety Council. Many states offer the option of taking the course online rather than in a classroom.
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