Defensive Driving Fundamentals and Attitudes

Earn your Defensive Driving Fundamentals and Attitudes certificate upon successful completion of this course


Defensive Driving Fundamentals and Attitudes is the comprehensive solution to provide your employees with the very best and current defensive driving and driver attitudes training.

This course includes all content from the Defensive Driving Fundamentals course and Defensive Driving Attitudes course in one program at a reduced cost. This is your best cost effective solution to provide your employees with this critical information.


Defensive Driving Fundamentals Topics

Your Drivers Will Learn

  • The Thinking Driver Five Fundamentals: our core defensive driving principles
  • How to use Thinking Driver’s Five Fundamentals of Defensive Driving to reduce risk and prevent vehicle incidents

Think and Look Ahead

  • Understanding and applying advanced observation and recognition skills
  • Eye lead time
  • Scanning techniques
  • Situational awareness

Anticipate Hazards

  • Identifying Hazards
  • Recognizing potential hazards before they become critical
  • Predicting other traffic movements and planning responses in advance

Keep Your Options Open

  • Space cushion driving
  • Establishing and maintaining a safe following distance
  • Optimum spacing at stops and intersections
  • Freeway and highway space a risk management

Manage the Risk

  • How to make good decisions about minimizing risk in common driving situations
  • Identifying safe speeds
  • How to take proactive steps to reduce risk in critical situations

Control with Finesse

  • Maintaining vehicle balance and stability
  • How to develop superior steering, braking, and accelerator control
  • Correct use of anti-lock brakes

Defensive Driving Attitudes Topics

What Is a Good Driver?

  • How our opinions of our own driving create judgments about other drivers

Pet Peeves

  • Explores situations and the actions of other drivers that may cause irritation or changes in decision making as well as an increase in risk-taking behaviour
  • Encourages a more tolerant outlook toward other drivers


  • How stress affects drivers mentally, emotionally, and physically to promote risk taking behaviour
  • What drivers can do to reduce or manage stress and their reaction to it


  • Anger is the most dangerous emotion when mixed with driving
  • Understand two kinds of anger that can result in reactionary or risk taking driving actions
  • Simple and effective anger management tools that can be used while driving
  • How to avoid personal confrontations and road rage incidents

Aggressive Driving

  • Understanding the nature of aggressive driving
  • How anyone can turn into an aggressive driver if stressed or provoked
  • How to reduce risky driving actions which could cause incidents
  • Reducing vehicle abuse, fuel, and repair costs

Emotional IQ

  • How willingness to take responsibility for resolving even bad situations in a positive way can reduce stress and empower drivers
  • How unrealistic expectations of others leads to disappointment, stress, and escalated risk tolerance

This course is invaluable for everyone who drives as part of their job and faces stress or pressure.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 2.5 hours.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.