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Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

Product Code: E960
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129.95$ ($129.95) each

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Provided by a training partner and endorsed by Thinking Driver.

approx. 6 - 7 hrs.

** Qualifies for Alberta penalty point reduction **

For non-residents please see Defensive Driving Fundamentals & Attitudes 2020.

Course Overview: This Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is specifically designed for drivers in the transportation industry as both a refresher on safe driving attitudes and techniques, and an introduction to new safe driving concepts.

This program is Alberta Government approved for a 3-point demerit reduction. Within 48 hours of successful completion of this course, a verified certificate will become available. Use the information provided on the certificate to submit your certificate and driver information for demerit reduction. Processing of demerit reduction may take 2-3 weeks.

This program is Alberta Government approved for 3 demerit point reduction upon successful completion of this course with a minimum 80% passing grade.

This course is divided into 8 modules, which can be completed at the learner’s pace and does not have to be completed in one sitting. Each module utilizes a variety of interactive scenarios, videos, and knowledge checks to help provide an engaging and memorable learning experience.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Welcome
    • Course Navigation
    • Course Downloads
    • Objectives
  • Driver Readiness Quiz
  • Module 1 – Attitude
    • Scenario
    • Collision Statistics
    • The Challenge
    • Preventable and Non-Preventable Collisions
    • Fundamental Philosophy
    • Safety System of Driving
    • Quiz
  • Module 2 – Driving Conditions
    • Adverse Conditions
    • Weather Conditions
    • Light Conditions
    • Road Conditions
    • Traffic Conditions
    • Driver Conditions
    • Vehicle Conditions
    • Air Brakes
    • Couple and Uncouple
    • Quiz
  • Module 3 – Collisions
    • Two Vehicle Collisions
    • Vehicle Ahead
    • Collisions with the Vehicle Behind
    • Passing
    • Being Passes
    • Intersection Collisions
    • Head-On Collisions
  • Module 3A – Collisions (continued)
    • Other Types of Collisions
    • Collisions with Trains
    • Collisions with Pedestrians
    • Sharing the Road
    • Quiz
  • Module 4 – Collisions (continued)
    • Other Types of Collisions
    • Backing Collisions
    • Wildlife Collisions
    • Jack-Knifing
    • Rollovers
    • Quiz
  • Module 4A – Collision Response
    • Accident Reporting
    • If a Collision Happens
    • Recording Accident Details and Information
    • Call Your Insurance Agent
    • Liability
    • Quiz
  • Module 5 – Fatigue
    • Statistics
    • Understanding Sleep
    • Recognizing Fatigue
    • Situational Awareness Test
    • Fatigue Strategies
    • Your Responsibility
    • Quiz
  • Module 6 – Impaired Driving
    • Drinking and Driving – The Statistics
    • Our Responsibilities
    • Penalties for Drinking and Driving
    • Other Drugs
    • Conclusion
    • Quiz
  • Module 7 – Emergencies
    • Emergency Manoeuvre
    • Skid Control
    • Collision Avoidance
    • Wheel Drop Off
    • Tire Blow Out
    • Quiz
  • Module 8 – Conclusion
    • Final Exam

Testing conducted in this online Condensed Defensive Driving program is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved to receive a certificate of completion. Participants can repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Preview link: https://youtu.be/RrQ0q9NNUGc

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