Rhode Island Online Defensive Driving Courses

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1-Hour Course

Most drivers use the 1-hour version to get their defensive driving discount

6-Hour Course

Choose the 6-hour version to meet specific court or insurance requirements

No Hidden Fees

One price, that’s it! Our Rhode Island course, completion certificate, and live customer support all included with no hidden fees – ever!  


Certificate of Completion

When you complete the course successfully, you’ll receive a certificate of completion via email.

Mobile Friendly

Don’t be tied down to a desktop computer. Our motor vehicle driver improvement course can go where you go.

Save on Auto Insurance

You may be eligible for a defensive driving or mature driver improvement discount after taking our course. Check with your insurance agency for details!

Our Rhode Island Defensive Driving Courses Feature:

  • 24/7 online access for flexible and convenient learning
  • No course timers mean you control your self-paced review
  • Easy to see full-screen video for hassle-free viewing
  • Interactive exercises to gauge your driving skills
  • Smart bookmarking so you won’t repeat content
  • Easy to complete exam with 99% passing rate on first attempt
  • Live chat customer support for prompt assistance
  • Only $24.95 with no hidden fees

Take the Most Engaging Defensive Driving Program in Rhode Island

DriveSafe Online courses build your driving skills and prepare you to make good decisions while traveling. We share tips and techniques that you can apply when you’re navigating Rhode Island traffic – or anywhere in the world. Our courses bring the instruction to life. No boring textbooks here!

Interactive Scenarios

Our interactive scenarios put you in the driver’s seat. Learn how to apply practical techniques to protect yourself and others on the road. And if you feel like you need a little extra practice, you can repeat any content at any time. Every topic covered in our courses is easy to find and replay.

Full-Screen Video

Our courses offer high-quality video that fills your entire screen and animated graphics to emphasize vital information. Our unique in-car and drone videos are unlike other content found in typical training courses. You’ll be able to see driving situations and road hazards from multiple perspectives. Understand how to follow traffic laws, prevent accidents, and avoid traffic tickets. 

Practice Quizzes

Prepare for the exam with helpful practice quizzes. Review the information you need to know to help ease test anxiety and pass the final assessment. Our courses are designed to set you up for success!

DriveSafe Online can save you hundreds of dollars on your Mississippi car insurance


DriveSafe Online’s Rhode Island Defensive Driving Courses can save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance. The savings last for three years once you complete the course.

Can you afford to wait?

Massachusetts Course Example: Traffic Circles and Roundabouts
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Our Satisfied Customers

Whether you need a course to meet Defensive Driving or Mature Driver Improvement requirements, we offer the best Rhode Island traffic school available online. But don’t just take our word for it. Read what our many satisfied customers have to say about our driving school.

We want to earn your business. We want to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers. And we want you to tell other Rhode Island drivers about us. That’s why we designed the best online defensive driving course experience with you in mind.

Easy to register. Convenient to complete. Friendly customer support. We’re bringing the best Rhode Island defensive driving course right to you.


You Will Love These Rhode Island Defensive Driving Program Benefits:

  • 100% online for safety and convenience
  • Best content—Lowest price—Greatest value
  • One price means no hidden fees
  • Works on your phone, tablet, or computer
  • May be completed at once or in short sessions over multiple days
  • No risk money-back guarantee
  • Earn a defensive driving discount to save money on car insurance
  • Refresh and improve your driving skills
  • Become a safer driver
  • Get the best value online! Receive all course content, all practice quizzes, the final exam, and your completion certificate for ONLY $24.95

Frequently Asked Questions:

Getting a Rhode Island Driver License

New Drivers

Rhode Island drivers who are at least 16 years of age, but less than 18 years of age, are eligible to apply for a driver’s permit. Applicants must have completed the 33-hour driver education course provided by the Community College of Rhode Island, or another certified course if available.

Upon passing a written exam, the applicant will receive a permit that is valid for one year or until the applicant turns 18 years old, whichever is greater. A parent, guardian, or adult spouse must be present to sign the permit application, and the applicant must provide proof of identity and residency. A list of acceptable documents is available on the License/ID/Permit Application.

Once the new driver has held the permit for at least six months and has a signed affidavit from the parent or guardian that 50 hours of supervised driving experience have been completed, the driver can take a road test. Upon passing the road test, the driver will advance to a limited provisional license, which allows solo driving with restrictions. Drivers can advance to an unrestricted operator’s license after holding the provisional license for 12 months and/or on their eighteenth birthday, as long as they have not been convicted of a motor vehicle violation during the preceding 6 months.

New drivers over the age of 18 are not required to complete the driver’s education course. They will be required to pass a computerized knowledge exam to be issued a learner’s permit. After successfully completing a road test, the driver can advance to a full operator’s license.

Rhode Island License Renewal

Rhode Island offers different methods of driver’s license renewal:

Your license will be renewed for a maximum of five years. If you are over age 72, your license will expire by your 75th birthday, and every 2 years following.

Rhode Island Enhanced Driver’s License and REAL ID

Since 2018, Rhode Island has offered REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses. REAL ID is a credential that will be required as of October 1st, 2021, for travel on domestic flights and to access federal property, such as military bases. REAL IDs look like standard Rhode Island driver’s licenses with the addition of a gold star.

You can get a REAL ID at no additional cost during your standard renewal period, or you can pay $27.50 to convert your existing license to a REAL ID outside of the renewal period. You must provide additional documentation to receive a REAL ID. View the REAL ID Identification Documents List for more information.


How to Get an Insurance Discount

If you have confirmed with your agent that you’re eligible for an insurance discount, simply:

  1. register for a DriveSafe Online Rhode Island course
  2. review the videos in the course
  3. pass the final exam

Then provide your agent with the certificate of completion emailed to you after you finish the course. You may even have the certificate emailed directly to your agent to save time.  If you’re eligible, your agent will use the certificate to apply a defensive driving discount.

Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the official government office that provides Rhode Island driver’s licenses and state identification cards. Whether you’ve earned your first driver’s license, need to renew your existing license, or you simply have questions about Rhode Island traffic laws and regulations, the Rhode Island DMV is the resource for all your DMV needs.

Find the Nearest Rhode Island DMV Office

The Rhode Island DMV offers many branch offices for you to complete your driver-related business. However, all computerized knowledge exams will need to be completed at the DMV Cranston office. All Out-of-Country and US Territories driver’s license transactions must also be completed at DMV Cranston.

Schedule a Road Test

The Rhode Island DMV allows you to schedule your road test online. Visit the Online Road Test Scheduling System to make your appointment.

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25 Years of Training Experience

DriveSafe Online® defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people. 

Some of our clients and partners include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Georgia-Pacific. We have been creating online courses since 1994. In fact, we helped develop many innovative standards you see in online courses today. 

Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take and actually help you learn.

Our work has earned multiple awards for:

  •   Best content
  •   Best advance in technology
  •   Best innovation

Now our team is focused on revolutionizing online driver education.

DriveSafe Online courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios with narrated stories and video demonstrations—including in-car and drone footage—to deliver safe driving information like no other online defensive driving course available today.

Our mission is to develop a better way to help you:

  •   Save money on your auto insurance
  •   Meet court-ordered driver improvement plans
  •   Dismiss traffic tickets or reduce points
  •   Reinforce your driver road knowledge
  •   Become a safer driver

The way we see it, we all share the same streets and highways. If we each take the time to do our part to understand driving laws and regulations, improve our driving performance, and be courteous to other drivers, the roads will be safer for everyone to enjoy. 

Drive smart. Drive confident. And always, DriveSafe.

Your Road to Savings

Defensive driver education can reduce your insurance premium up to 10%. Are you ready to save money?