Defensive Driving Visual Search Training

Safe and Smart Experienced Driver Training

Experienced Driver Training: Defensive Driving Visual Search Training

This course is designed to help CMV drivers learn the skills required to conduct an effective visual search.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of continuously scanning your surroundings
  • Discuss how to perform a proper visual scan in front of, to the sides, and behind your vehicle
  • Identify signs of a distracted driver
  • Describe the different types of mirrors and what each is designed for
  • Explain how to properly adjust your mirrors and use them while driving

Safe and Smart Experienced Driver Training: Defensive Driving Visual Search Training

Course Topics:


  • Scanning
  • Distance Scanning
  • Look Ahead
  • Path of Travel
  • Scanning Sides
  • Distracted Drivers
  • Check the Rear
  • Seeing to the Rear
  • Types of Mirrors
  • Adjusting Mirrors

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


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 10 minutes.


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.