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Our most comprehensive certificate driver program designed to address all critical elements of risk reduction and incident prevention. This program works to help employees become better drivers by providing proven and time tested defensive driving and hazard avoidance techniques including how to avoid backing incidents along with the critical attitudinal risk reduction strategies pioneered by Spencer McDonald, Thinking Driver President. The program is a blend of theory and practical and includes in-vehicle evaluation with specialized vehicle backing and parking training with documented reporting for your employee records. 

Program Highlights:

  • Defensive driving fundamentalsThinking-Driver-Premiere
    • Think and look ahead
    • Anticipate hazards
    • Keep your options open
    • Manage the risk
    • Control with finesse
  • Defensive driving attitudes
    • Personal factors and risk tolerance
    • Managing anger, stress and strong emotion
    • Changing attitudes about other drivers
    • Developing an attitude of courtesy
  • Eliminate backing incidents
    • 7 fundamentals to eliminate backing incidents
    • Backing, parking and confined space maneuvering skills development
    • Hands on backing qualification evaluation
  • Hazard avoidance
    • In-vehicle hands on coaching on:
      • Vision and observational skills
      • Hazard identification and avoidance
      • Advanced space management traffic techniques
      • Risk reduction strategies
      • Advanced vehicle control, traction and stability
  • On-road driving evaluation and qualification
  • This program can be delivered either as a fully face to face classroom and practical combination or as blended learning with theory delivered via eLearning and face to face practical/in-vehicle.
  • In vehicle session are scheduled as 3 to 1 student to instructor ratios to ensure maximum impact.
  • 6 hours classroom instruction.
  • 7 hours of practical instruction.


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