ProActive Driving Workshop & In-Vehicle Evaluation

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Course Description

This ‘defensive’ course is based on the role of driver attitude in determining and affecting driving behaviour.  The focus of this course is to allow the participants to discover their driving attitude and the effect it has on the way they handle themselves while driving, thereby, allowing them to make the necessary positive changes to their driving habits.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how your attitude affects your driving;
  • Identify and evaluate your current driving patterns and where needed, learn ways to change them;
  • Understand Provincial traffic laws, by-laws and local traffic issues and problems;
  • Understand the magnitude of traffic collision problems;
  • Understand the concept of the preventability of a crash and defensive driving techniques;
  • Understand the role alcohol and drugs play in traffic collisions;
  • Understand the risks involved in irresponsible driver behaviour;
  • Understand the importance of the proper use of seatbelts and child restraints;
  • Understand the effects of driving when drowsy;
  • Understand the personal liability and professional risks associated with driving.

Who Should Attend      Any licensed driver interested in improving his/her driving performance.

Certification      Pro Active Driving/Ontario Safety League laminated wallet card.

Format          Interactive classroom and on-road, in-vehicle instruction.

Location       Client on-site locations or our regional partners offices near clients.

Duration        One (1) day;   9:00 am –4:30 pm

Dates        2016:   Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 30, May 28, Jun 25,  Jul 30,  Aug 27,

.                                Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26, Dec 17

Fee             $ 285.00 + HST       

Notes        This course can be customized to suit the timetable and needs of the customer and delivered at their location..

 

Additional Information on ProActive Driving:

DEFENSIVE/PROACTIVE DRIVING

(with thanks to Canada Safety Council)

Definition: Defensive Driving is controlling a vehicle so as to prevent/avoid collisions despite the (unsafe) actions of others and the surrounding (adverse) conditions.

Principles of the defensive/proactive attitude:

1. KNOWLEDGE: of traffic laws and safe & responsible practices

2. ALERTNESS: in attending to the constantly changing traffic conditions

3. FORESIGHT: in anticipating and predicting unsafe actions of other drivers

4. JUDGMENT: in making decisions of least risk

5. SKILL: in adjusting to changing conditions of the total traffic scene

A PREVENTABLE collision is one in which a driver failed to do everything reasonable and possible to prevent it. Did the driver make an error in any of the above elements of proactive driving.

Standard Collision Prevention Formula

Recognize the Hazard …..

  • 6 positions of a collision
  • 6 conditions of driving
  • collision traps

Know the Defence …..

  • space management
  • visual search pattern
  • evasive manoeuvres

Act in Time …..

  • speed control
  • space cushion “escape route”
  • decisive action

Driver Fitness

For these considerations to work all the time, the driver must be “fit” for the driving task.

  • mentally alert
  • visually attentive
  • emotionally in control
  • socially co-operative
  • legally responsible