Below is a condensed outline of the In-Classroom Defensive Driving and In–Vehicle Evaluation / Instruction for our corporate training courses which can be personalized to meet the individual requirements of the company’s needs and includes a certificate which verifies the client’s participation.
Proper use of the Eyes in driving, by:
- Anticipating potential driving hazards by using the eyes effectively while driving.
- Aiming and scanning the vehicles pathway’s *Scanning all intersections and roads.
- Scrutiny of parked vehicles for signs of potential problems.
- Using all mirrors appropriately especially when slowing down and stopping
- Proper blind spot checks on lane changing and turns.
Spatial perception by:
- Having an awareness of a Space cushion around the vehicle while driving.
- Using the ‘staggered concept’ in multi-lane traffic.
- Developing an understanding of Primary and Secondary space.
- Anticipating other driver’s movement when stopping in front and behind other vehicles.
- Sensing a proper following distance behind other vehicles and how to alter this depending on adverse weather and road conditions as well as the actions of other road users.
Good Communication by:
- Having the knowledge in how and when to properly use the signals, lights, horn and other safety features when interacting with other road users.
- The role of the 'Spotter' when driving and assisting when parking.
The participants are also required to take an in-class test based on the Defensive Driving theories taught as well as group sessions analyzing various driving situations.
The In-Vehicle Evaluation and Instruction involves the above Defensive Driving concepts along with Collision Evasion techniques such as:
- Off Shoulder Drop off and Recovery
- Correct use of acceleration and deceleration lanes on the Expressway.
- An understanding of velocitization and dealing with construction zones.
- Vehicle Emergencies such as Gas Pedal sticks, Brake Failure and Vehicle Stalling.
- Other maneuvers assessed during the in-vehicle component are turns at major and residential intersections, reversing into parking stalls, Parallel Parking, 3 point turns.
The in-vehicle portion of the course is not based on a pass / fail concept but rather on an assessment of the participants driving abilities pertaining to what is taught in-class, as well as being instructed on improving and refining their weaker points.
Progressive Driving School Inc. has taught Defensive Driving Concepts which include Collision Evasion since 1986.