Defensive Driving Refresher

One Half Day Classroom Training

A solid OHS policy provides relevant driver safety training for employees who drive as part of their job. A key aspect to driver safety training is the provision of refresher training, provided every three years to accent knowledge, strengthen skills, and reinforce solid driver attitudes. The Thinking Driver Refresher Course addresses these key elements of a good safe driver.

This half-day refresher course, provides a review of the Five Fundamentals of Defensive Driving principles and practices:

  1. Think and Look Ahead
  2. Anticipate Hazards
  3. Keep Your Options Open
  4. Manage the Risk
  5. Control With Finesse

Reviewing these five core techniques and tips to keep them at the forefront of safe driving thinking, helps to minimize risk and prevent incidents in spite of conditions and other drivers, while delving into the internal processes that can influence a driver’s choice to take unnecessary risks.This course is fully interactive with drivers discussing driving challenges and solutions based on personal motivations. Anger management tools are a key component of the course content as drivers learn to take responsibility for their emotional reactions while driving, choose positive actions to avoid confrontation and stay safe and out of harm’s way .

Course Objectives:

Your drivers will learn:

  • What attitude is and how it affects their driving
  • How to shift attitudinal gears from risky driving attitudes to positive ones.
  • How risk tolerance changes with emotional states and how to reduce risk.
  • To deal with aggression from other drivers without retaliation.
  • How to avoid being drawn into competition and confrontational situations while driving
  • How to use the Five Fundamentals:
  • Think and Look ahead
  • Anticipate Hazards
  • Keep your options Open
  • Manage the Risk
  • Control with Finesse

Major benefits of training drivers with Thinking Driver are

  • Reduction in risky driving actions which could cause incidents;
  • Avoidance of personal confrontations and Road Rage incidents;
  • Reduced vehicle abuse, fuel and repair costs;
  • A more tolerant outlook towards other drivers.

The Thinking Driver Refresher Course™ is your first and best choice for reviewing and reinforcing positive driving attitudes in your vehicle operators!

Maximum class loading of fifteen (15) participants per half-day course.

Certificates of successful completion are provided.

*Also available in an eLearning format.

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