The defensive 6 pack is an advanced training module designed to teach drivers of crucial defensive driving techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The defensive driving 12 pack includes all of the advanced core driving modules included in the 6 pack as well as the following:
This module teaches drivers the danger pedestrians and cyclists pose to drivers. The participant will learn why collisions with pedestrians and cyclists occur and techniques to keep all road users safe.
This module examines the most common mistake made on the road today, speeding. The participant will learn: how speeding affects the control over a vehicle, how it affects total stopping distance and why the ‘other guy’ on the road should be taken into consideration.
This module examines the two most important safety features of any vehicle; the seatbelts, and the airbags. Participants will learn: the proper way to buckle up, how to avoid the airbag’s danger zone and how to get the maximum safety out of both of them.
This module looks at the perils of drowsy driving, as well as ways to stay alert behind the wheel. Key learning objectives include: characteristics of fatigue, main contributors to drowsiness, some warning signs of fatigue and how to avoid drowsy driving.
This module examines one of the most important defensive driving techniques, creating escape routes. Once completed, drivers will understand: why escape routes are important and how to create and maintain them in traffic.
This module looks into the #1 cause of collisions today, impaired driving. Participants will learn: how drinking impairs motor skills, consequences (for the driver and the employer) of driving impaired and certain clues to look for if another driver may be impaired.