Defensive driving is easier and more economical because the Occupational Safety and Health American Council have developed an updated online defensive driving course based on proven content from the prestigious OSHAC. Since 2005 more than 15 thousands drivers have learned to protect themselves and their families with courses featuring the most comprehensive, in-depth driver training curriculum based on the instructor-led courses from the OSHAC. The Occupational Safety and Health American Council, founded in 2005, is the most trusted and respected safety education provider in the world. The goal of the Defensive Driving Course is to train drivers in collision prevention techniques while promoting an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.
The Defensive Driving Course uses interactive learning environment where students analyze real driving situations, spot driving hazards and identify and execute the correct defenses. The course is approximately 6 hours long and may be completed in increments at learner’s convenience.
Defensive Driving Course Outline:
Session 1: It?s All About Choices
- Explain what it means to be a defensive driver.
- Define reasonable action and preventable collision.
- Determine your driving profile.
- List the three basic steps in the Defensive Driving Course Collision Prevention Formula
- Explain the ‘What if?’ strategy.
Session 2: Ready for The Road
- List the factors that you can control before you start to drive, including your own physical and emotional/mental conditions, as well as vehicle maintenance.
- Describe the varying physical, emotional and mental conditions of other drivers on the road.
- Explain how to be alert and defensive when sharing the road with these drivers.
- Explain how to drive defensively in conditions beyond your control?such as light, weather, road conditions and traffic mix.
Session 3: Don?t Add Insult to Injury
- Describe the characteristics of impaired, distracted, fatigued and aggressive drivers.
- Identify actions you can take when you experience or encounter these characteristics on the road.
- Employ techniques to manage your emotions and behavior while driving.
Session 4: Success on The Road
- List the six most unsafe driving behaviors.
- Describe the hazards involved with each of the unsafe driving behaviors.
- List alternatives to speeding.
- Explain how to safely approach and proceed through intersections.
- Explain how to make safe and legal turns.
- Explain the steps needed to complete a safe pass.
- Determine a safe following distance.
Session 5: Collision Proofing
- Apply the Defensive Driving Course Collision Prevention Formula.
- Explain the ‘What If?’ strategy.
- Recognize the hazards in collision scenarios.
- Identify standard road signs colors and shapes.
- Identify reasonable steps that might have prevented real-life collisions.
Session 6: Driving For Life
- List the ten habits of defensive driving.
- Identify personal behaviors and decisions you will make in future driving situations to avoid collisions and violations
Whether you volunteered or were invited to be a member of your employer's safety committee, by completing this program you will be able to:
- Take important first steps to reach your safety career goals.
- Learn how to be part of your safety committee or team.
- Help change the safety culture of your company.
- Show your initiative as a positive asset within your company.
- Reduce accident and incident
Did you know a safety committee/team should functions as an internal consultant group within their organization? When used and trained properly, a safety committee/team can:
- Provide a common foundation for your safety and health committee/team members.
- Improve the safety culture within your company.
- Help identify workplace hazards.
- Reduce workplace injury rates.
- Improve communication between management and staff.
- Reduce workplace injury claims.
This qualification is designed for drivers and who going to start career in driving field. The qualification is intended for candidates already working in driving any vehicle who would benefit from refresher training. This qualification reinforces the responsibilities of the drivers and will ensure their knowledge is up to date.