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Defensive Driving

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The beauty of the M-DDC is that we can tailor each Defensive Driving course to meet the needs of our client, thereby maximizing client satisfaction. The course has three sections:

SECTION A:

COMPULSORY MODULES cover the core defensive driving concepts and principles. The three modules that make up this section are “Basic Concepts”, “Following & Passing”, and “Driving Impairments”. All three of these sections will be taught.

BASIC CONCEPTS"cover definitions, current statistical information, and the five driving conditions that cause collisions (i.e., vehicle, road, traffic, weather, and the driver).

FOLLOWING AND PASSING covers scanning, safe following zones, total stopping time, “2 second rule”, passing, preventing collisions, and effects of speed.

DRIVING IMPAIREMENTS covers “the mystery crash”, impaired driving statistics, public perception, driving myths, the law, “are we tough enough?”, fatigue, and factors that contribute to impairment.

 

SECTION B:

DRIVER AND VEHICLE (only 1 of the following will be taught) (Section B and Section C, are flexible upon the needs of the students.)

PROFESSIONAL CITY DRIVERS This module covers: the professional driver, high traffic volumes, aggression, time vs. money, distractions, parking, understanding the city, vehicle maintenance, and public perception.

LIGHT TRUCKS AND PICK-UPS This module covers: pre-trip inspections, vehicle loading, trailer towing, following distance, communication devices, winching, boosting, and controlled areas.

PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS OF BIG RIGS This module covers: pre-trip inspections, load securement, following distances, turning, reversing, parking, flags, flares, and triangles.

GRAVEL AND OFF ROAD DRIVING This module covers: company image, pre-trip inspections, vehicle loading, specific problems with gravel and off road conditions, trailer towing, following distance, communication devices, winching, boosting, and restricted or controlled areas.

PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS OF BUSES AND COACHES This module covers: the professional driver, pre-trip inspections, weight/speed/stopping, turning, passing, reversing, and much more.

Other modules being considered include: Driving; General Oilfield Drivers; and Liquid Haulage Drivers.

 

SECTION C:

(2 of the following sections will be taught) (Section B and Section C, are flexible upon the needs of the students.)

WINTER DRIVING This module covers: being prepared for emergency weather hazards associated with driving, winter driving hazards, pre-trip planning, and winter driving tips.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS This module covers: railways and trains, animals, seatbelts, anti-lock brakes, cell phones and radios, and emergency vehicles.

CITY AND HIGHWAY DRIVING This module covers: traffic lights, traffic circles, freeways, rush hour traffic, night driving, pedestrians, blind spots, merging, speed, loss of control, and vacation traffic.

LOW SPEED MANEUVERS This module covers: parking (parallel, angle, and parking lots), reversing, crosswalks and pedestrians, and turning.

Safety Buzz prides itself in creating company specific group training.  By doing this the training is a great team builder, reinforces company policy, and shows your employees you value their safety enough to offer specific training that goes over and above legal requirements.

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