Defensive Driving Course Online

Defensive Driving Course Online

Workers in many different industries spend part or all of their workdays driving motor vehicles, putting them at risk for collisions.

Course Duration
30 minutes



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Defensive driving presents participants with an awareness of defensive driving. Defensive driving is a way to anticipate problems in order to prevent motor vehicle collisions and the resulting injuries, deaths, and property damage.

Who Needs Defensive Driving Training?

Workers who drive a car, van, or small truck for their jobs and supervisors of workers who drive for work.

Course Outline

Principles of Defensive Driving

  • Anticipate dangerous situations to reduce the risk of crashes
  • Drive to save lives despite conditions around you
  • Crash prevention basics

Driver Performance

  • Licensure (general)
  • Knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and abilities
  • Courtesy on the road
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Self-regulation/knowing when not to drive

Vehicle Condition

  • Meets regulations (general)
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Pre-Check/inspections
  • Seatbelts
  • Airbags
  • Driver Position
  • Mirrors

Safe Driving Techniques

  • Scanning
  • Following distance (2-second rule)
  • Backing up
  • Changing lanes
  • Intersections
  • Passing
  • Collision avoidance
  • When to give up the road
  • Sharing the road

Safe Winter Driving

  • Planning/preparations
  • Road conditions
  • Slow down
  • Remove snow and ice
  • Headlights
  • Following distance
  • Braking
  • Passing
  • Skid avoidance/response