ProActive (Defensive) Driving Workshop (& In-Vehicle Evaluation)

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.
Note! In addition to the in-class segment we also offer individual in-vehicle evaluations. 
The in-vehicle portion is conducted in the students own vehicle which MUST be roadworthy and have current insurance.
The student must have a current valid driver’s license. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

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/or In-vehicle evaluation.
Location       Client on-site locations or our regional partners offices near clients.

Duration        One (1) day;   9:00 am –3:30 pm

Dates        2017:    Nov 25, Dec 16

Fee             $ 175+HST (in-car evaluation an additional $110+HST )



(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 …..

Know the Defence …..

Act in Time …..

Driver Fitness

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