About National Traffic Safety Institute


Jeffrey M. Chase, Ph.D., pioneered the concept of a defensive driving program for citation dismissal.  Founded in 1974, the National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI) was the first program of its kind and remains the largest for-profit company and most innovative provider of collision prevention and driver safety programs in the U.S.


Following our belief that Values + Attitude = Behavior, our innovative approach is anchored in teaching personal responsibility through an interactive curriculum focusing on behavior modification. We think drivers understand the importance of following safety standards and stress personal choice as a means of effecting a positive change in driving behavior.


We offer easy, effective, and affordable driver safety courses both in classroom and online. Our classroom courses are available primarily on selected Saturday’s, with the occasional weeknight class in Vancouver, Washington and Albany, Oregon. Our online courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NTSI courses are available in every state, Canada and Mexico. We have five regional centers, numerous certified instructors, and are court approved in most states.


Today, we conduct 3,500 classes per year and help 400,000 customers annually to become safer drivers. As the most established and respected collision prevention program, our programs have been the subject of numerous independent scientific studies that consistently prove that our approach to instruction significantly reduces collisions. NTSI provides instructional services to Fortune 500 companies and governmental entities through our Corporate Fleet Services Division. Since its beginning, NTSI has trained more than 100 million individuals to be safer drivers. Our classes are catered toward court diversion, insurance and point reduction, and employer requirement.