TRAINING COURSE

DEFENSIVE DRIVING

Even good drivers develop bad habits. Taking a defensive driving course will help you keep your skills sharp. You'll even learn how to avoid collisions when it's someone else's fault.

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Courses are available for individuals and groups. Consider taking a course for yourself, or arrange one through your employer.

 

PROVEN SUCCESS

 

The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program.  Check out the course outline.

 

We hold classroom courses on demand. We limit the size of our courses so that our instructors can encourage discussion - we want everyone to participate fully in the course.

 

Want a course for your workplace, organization or group? We'd be happy to set up a special course just for your business, government office, association or other group. In addition, consider adding an Auto$mart Fuel Efficient Driving course, to help your employees not only become safer drivers, but also reduce pollution and save on driving costs at the same time.

 

The course:

  • The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program.
  • DDC is designed for the adult learner.
  • Complete concepts are presented so they are easily understood.
  • Materials are fully integrated. This enables participants who can't read well to learn visually and through group discussion.

 

Course outline:

  • Five core modules and choice of three optional modules, taught in six hours.
  • Case studies and written exercises.
  • Interactive class discussion.
  • 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.

 

Course content:

Following are some of the topics and discussion in the Defensive Driving Course. The program is participant-based. It covers concepts and activities not listed below.

 

Module One: Principles and Foundations

Preventable collisions and the standard collision prevention formula. The six categories of driving conditions. Eye-lead time. Stopping and following distance.

 

Module Two: The Driver

Driver attitude. The pre-trip mental inventory. Alcohol. Over-the-counter/prescription drugs. Taking care of your vehicle. The child passenger.

 

Module Three: Intersections

Always be 100% prepared to yield. Right-of-way regulations. Turning. The four-point plan for intersection safety.

 

Module Four: Passing

The oncoming vehicle. Recovering from a pavement drop-off. Coping with curves. The art of passing. Driving around trucks.

 

Supplemental Module A: Other Road Users, Collisions and First Aid

Critical age groups: the youthful driver, the mature driver. Backing collisions. Collisions with: pedestrians, motorcycles, trains, bicycles and animals. Occupant restraints. In the event of a collision. First aid.

 

Supplemental Module B: Winter Driving

Safe driving practices. Before driving. Getting unstuck. Winter car kit. If you are trapped in a car during a blizzard. Frostbite and hypothermia

 

Supplemental Module C: Fuel Efficiency

How can you be fuel efficient? Pre-trip inspections. Taking care of your car. Tires and tire care.

 

Module Six: Aggressive Driving

How to avoid being an aggressive driver. How to avoid antagonizing other drivers. What to do if confronted with an aggressive or angry driver. Managing driver distractions.

 

Support materials:

Along with the course, you get a comprehensive student manual which consolidates course content and provides interactive exercises. When you successfully complete the course you receive a graduation card and certificate.

 

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 Questions? Contact the Saskatoon & District Safety Council:

 

(306) 260-6557

(306) 955-4003

1-877-955-4003

Email: ddc@saskatoonsafety.ca

 

 

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