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 DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

 

 

 

Description

 

Give your employees the Defensive Driving Course ( DDC ) and help them join the ranks of the most safety-conscious drivers on the road.

For employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job, safe driving is a matter of occupation safety. However, an estimated nine out of 10 time-loss injuries happen off the job, not counting employees who take time off to care for an injured family member.

When a company driver is involved in a crash, insurance rates can skyrocket. In addition, indirect cost (whether the worker was driving on or off the job) can include recuperation time, re-staffing, retraining and lost productivity.

Fewer collisions to company vehicles will help control insurance costs - and safe drivers lose time from work because they avoid collisions. That is why a defensive driving course can benefit all employees (and family members) who have a driver's licence.

DDC is designed to teach your employees and their families how to drive safely.

Traffic crashes are preventable....by defensing driving!

Complete concepts are presented so they are easily understood.

Materials are fully integrated to suit different learning styles and accommodate learners with disabilities.

 

 

 Course outline

  •  Five core modules and choise of three optional modules, taught in six hours;
  •  Case studies and written exercises
  •  Interactive class discussion; and
  •  Specific techniques to help drivers avoid all types of traffic collisions despite the actions of others or the driving conditions.
  •  Drivers learn the principles of defensive driving and essential collision avoidance techniques.

 

Student receive:

  • A comprehensive 66-page Student Manual which consolidates course content and provides interactive exercises; and
  • A graduation card and certificate.

 

Three part collision prevention formula

  •  Recognize the Hazard
  •  Understand the Defense
  •  Act in Time 

 

 Smart Driving Tips:

  • After passing your road test it will be strange to find an empty passenger seat. The first time you drive take someone with you for support.
  • When you get your confidence, drive like you own the car not the road.
  • You’ve learned to drive and passed your test by sticking to the rules. Stay this way and you’ll stay alive.
  • Fiddling with the radio when you’re driving can be distracting, so can playing your sound system so loud that you can’t hear the sirens of an emergency vehicle.
  • Maintain a Safe Following Distance, (The 3 Second Rule).
  • Keep your eyes moving but don’t scare your passengers by turning your head away from the road ahead when talking to any of them.
  • Keep space from aggressive drivers. Don’t get involved in trouble, and don’t make eye to eye contact with them.
  • Drive defensively. Do not assume other drivers will follow traffic rules.
  • Do not insist on your right of way if another driver is challenging you.
  • Give a tailgater on opportunity to pass you by changing lane.
  • Dialing and driving – against the LAW! That means NO texting, dialing, emailing or talking with a hand-held device while driving.
EYES ON THE ROAD HANDS ON THE WHEEL.
DRIVING IS TRANSPORTATION NOT COMPETITION!
DRIVING IS A PRIVILEGE - NOT A RIGHT!
NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!