Navigational tools and other in-vehicle technology can interfere with a professional driver’s focus on the road. This course explains how to minimize potential in-vehicle distractions, and why it is important to rely on safety, not technology, to manage the complex tasks of driving.
Avoiding Rear-End Collisions
One of the most common crash types, rear-end collisions can leave a professional driver with severe injuries ranging from whiplash to death. In this course, drivers will explore techniques to better manage their speed and space, such as properly scanning the road, maintaining a safe following distance, and practicing safe lane discipline.
Avoiding the Worst Collisions at Intersections
Accidents at intersections account for nearly half of all road injuries and deaths. This course discusses the factors contributing to the three worse types of crashes at intersections, and provides key defensive driving techniques to improve safety when either turning or crossing through an intersection.
Fuelled by anger or frustration, aggressive drivers become a hazard by ignoring right-of-way rules, weaving through traffic, and speeding. This course discusses common behaviors associated with aggressive driving, and how managing speed and space, as well as emotions, can help professional drivers avoid aggression on the road.
Maneuvering in Tight Spaces
Parking areas can be challenging to navigate, and misjudging the space a vehicle needs can lead to costly fender-benders and minor scrapes. With a focus on defensive parking strategies, this fleet safety course explains how to identify low-risk areas and monitor space at all four corners around a vehicle.
Anticipating the Other Motorist
Driving hazards can leave a professional driver only seconds to act. With an emphasis on defensive driving skills, this course explains how right-of-way mistakes can lead to unpredictable, often dangerous situations, and why it is important to identify problems early and use space to avoid hazards.