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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 insurance or court requirements

No Hidden Fees

One affordable price gets you access to our full-screen video South Dakota defensive driving course, final exam, completion certificate, and 24/7 live customer support.


Certificate of Completion

A customized certificate is emailed immediately after completing the course, so you’ll have a digital copy for your records.


No Course Timers

No course timers and easy bookmarking allows you to drive through the content and take breaks when needed. Easy and convenient – available on your schedule!

Mobile Friendly

Available on your computer, tablet, or phone. Enjoy the course video no matter which device you use.

Enjoy Key DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving Course Advantages:

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

Improve Your Driving Skills in the Shortest Time Allowed

The DriveSafe Online defensive driving course puts you in the driver’s seat. You’re in control; you can start and stop when it’s convenient for you, and even switch between devices as needed. So, start the course at home after dinner, continue it on your mobile phone, and finish on your tablet another day when you have time. You set your own schedule.

Since our defensive driving courses are designed to include just the information you need to earn your safe driver completion certificate, you can rest assured that we provide the most efficient solution for your defensive driving needs.

Enjoy the Most Engaging Defensive Driving Course in South Dakota

DriveSafe Online courses take a fresh approach to teach driver safety. We bring your driver’s manual to life with narrated videos and fun interactive scenarios.

Our award-winning innovative design redefines what driver education courses look like. That’s why it’s the best course South Dakota drivers can take. When the content is interesting, you’re more likely to retain the information.

Full-Screen Video

Watch video that fills your entire screen for easy viewing. See unique in-car and drone videos that show driving situations and road hazards from multiple perspectives. Our content will help you understand how to follow traffic laws, prevent accidents, and avoid traffic tickets. 

Interactive Scenarios

Learn practical techniques to protect yourself and others on the road. Test your decision-making skills in real-life driving situations.

Practice Quizzes

Our practice quizzes are designed to help you pass the final exam! Review the material you need to know to be a safer driver. Our courses set you up for success!



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


DriveSafe Online’s South Dakota 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?

Online defensive driving courses that can save you up to 10% on car insurance or reduce points on your driving record.
DriveSafe Online is mobile friendly

Full Speed Ahead – or Take the Scenic Route

You set the pace when you take our courses. Whether you want to finish in a single session or break it up into smaller chunks of learning, our course can accommodate your needs. Take a break, stretch your legs, reflect on what you’ve already learned – and with our easy bookmarking, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off without repeating any content.

DriveSafe Online May Help with Your Traffic Ticket

If you have received a traffic ticket, you may be eligible to have it dismissed simply by passing a DriveSafe Online course and paying any required fines. Start by asking the court where your ticket was issued if you qualify. Keep in mind that laws and regulations regarding the use of online defensive driving courses can vary from court to court. Before you take any online driving course, be sure to ask the court contact handling your traffic violation if the course meets their requirements for ticket dismissal, deferral, or diversion.

Join our Growing List of Satisfied Customers

We designed this course with your needs in mind, because we want you to be our next satisfied customer – and we want you to tell your friends.

But don’t take our word for it. Read through our many top-star customer reviews to hear from our satisfied customers.

We want to earn your business, so we’re going to make sure you’re one of our satisfied customers, too.

Trust Our Money-Back Guarantee

If you complete our course for a defensive driving discount and are unable to receive one from your insurance provider, you’ll get a full refund of your course fee. Always check with your agent beforehand to make sure your insurance company offers a defensive driving discount and that you are eligible for savings.

If you have questions, we have answers! It’s easy to register and convenient to complete our course, but our friendly customer support is available 24/7 to help you.

You Will Love These South Dakota Defensive Driving Program Benefits:

  • 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 video course content, all practice quizzes, the final exam, and your completion certificate for only $24.95


Frequently Asked Questions:

Getting a South Dakota Driver License

South Dakota teens are eligible to apply for an instruction permit when they reach the age of 14. The application must be submitted in person at a South Dakota licensing station along with the required documentation. The applicant will need to pass a knowledge test unless they have completed a state-approved driver’s education course. With an instruction permit, the driver must be supervised by a licensed driver at all times.

Once the permit has been held for at least 180 days (90 days if a driver’s education course has been completed), and if there have been no traffic convictions in the previous six months, the driver can apply for a Restricted Minor’s Permit. A drive test is required unless the applicant has passed a driver’s education course. Drive tests must be scheduled online and must be completed at a South Dakota driver exam station.

Drivers with a Restricted Minor’s Permit can drive unaccompanied between 6 am and 10 pm. For the first six months of holding the Restricted Minor’s Permit, the driver cannot carry passengers other than immediate family members or household members. After six months, one non-household passenger may ride with the holder of a Restricted Minor’s Permit.

Teens in South Dakota who have held a Restricted Minor’s Permit for a minimum of six months, have driven conviction-free for the previous six months, have a parent or guardian’s written approval, meet the requirements for an instruction permit, and are 16 years of age or older can advance to a full operator’s license.

South Dakota License Renewal

South Dakota drivers can renew driver’s licenses online, by mail, or in person.

Online and mail renewals are allowed once every 10 years. If you are not eligible to renew online or by mail, you must schedule a visit to a driver’s license station for renewal.

If your license has been expired for more than 30 days, you are required to renew in person at a South Dakota driver exam station.

South Dakota REAL ID

Do you fly commercially? Or visit federal property? Beginning October 1st, 2021, a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license will be necessary to board domestic flights and access federal property, such as military bases and government offices. South Dakota is converting all licenses and IDs to REAL IDs at the time of renewal. Additionally, all new licenses are REAL ID-compliant. The REAL ID has a gold star, or a star within a circle, to signify its compliance.

How to Get a South Dakota Insurance Discount

Auto insurance companies may offer a defensive driving discount to eligible South Dakota drivers. The terms and amount of savings may vary from provider to provider. Please contact your auto insurance company to find out if you are eligible to submit our course completion certificate for a discount.  

South Dakota Department of Public Safety

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the issuance of driver’s licenses and identification cards. Whether you’ve earned your first driver’s license, need to renew your existing license, or you simply have questions about South Dakota traffic laws and regulations, the South Dakota DPS is the resource for all your driving-related needs.

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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?