Defensive Driver Training for Fleet Car Drivers
Duration: 1 Day course
Defensive Driver Training courses are aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their driving performance and is particularly targeted at Company Car Drivers who cover high mileage. These courses are tailor made to meet the requirements of the customer. Defensive Driving is described as driving to save lives, time and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.
1-hour Classroom Theory Session
This one-day course is based on a maximum of 6 drivers in total and starts with a 1-hour classroom theory session. After the theory session has finished the drivers are then taken outside for the following practical training which is carried out using their own vehicles or company cars, whichever is applicable. (We can supply a car as a last resort, as we do feel by driving their own vehicle would be far more beneficial to them).
Practical Session – Anti Skid
The drivers will attempt a number of manoeuvres along a skid foil with and without ABS. Each exercise listed below starts at a slow speed which is increased after each practice run until a specified limit is reached. Oversteer & Braking techniques, Defensive driving, Lane change and 50/50, Emergency procedure & Avoidance The aim is to reduce the risk of driving by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistake of others. It also shows the driver how to use the latest electronics fitted to their vehicles.
Defensive Driving – On the Road Training
We can tailor the above course to include ‘on the road assessments’ for your drivers, which would consist of a maximum 3 drivers, 1 IAM qualified instructor and 1 vehicle and would include the following: Planning ahead, The system of car control (position, speed, ear, acceleration), Observation, Awareness and Perception, Dealing with hazards, Overtaking & Motorway driving.