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Defensive Driving

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About the course

The defensive driving course is a proven program designed to produce fewer company-vehicle collisions, less absenteeism due to injuries and court time and life-long safe driving habits. When driving, we sometimes take on a different personality and unfortunately that personality is often a reckless risk taker or someone overly aggressive. The Safe and Defensive Driving training course discusses tips and techniques for avoiding risks and aggression. The course also identifies numerous factors that appear as innocent actions, but have the potential to cause accidents and injuries.

This defensive driving course includes theory and practical sessions to develop safe driving behavior.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Gain awareness of how risk taking and motivation can affect your safety on the road
  • Identify and avoid potential hazards, one is by improving the vision while driving
  • Understand the risks associated with alcohol, drugs and fatigue
  • Understand the importance of correct tyre pressures and condition of tyres, wearing seatbelts and other safety devices in the vehicle
  • Identify how to minimize the distractions in the vehicle as well as using different breaking systems effectively and determining speed effect
  • Apply defensive driving techniques

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Concentration and Attitude
  • Risk Taking Behaviour
  • Fatigue Awareness and Time Management
  • Effects of Speed
  • Vehicle Loading / Trailer Towing

Day 2

  • Trip Management
  • Road Law
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Drug Awareness
  • Common Crash Scenarios

Day 3

  • Safety in the car
  • Driving Position
  • Steering Techniques
  • System of Vehicle Control
  • Braking Systems

### Day 4

  • Tires
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Achieve a safe emergency stop on a wet road

Day 5

  • Apply hazard avoidance techniques
  • Experience the effect of speed on stopping distance
  • Apply vision skills
  • Apply correct car control techniques

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all drivers.

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