Driving is an essential part of our daily life and, most of the time, we get to our destination safely. But one mistake, and our lives—and those of others—could be changed forever. With more cars on the road and increasingly stressed drivers, each one of us must take responsibility for ensuring the safety and welfare of others. We may have different skill levels depending on our experience, but—as road conditions change—being a good driver requires that we continually sharpen our skills with knowledge and practice. Most importantly, we need to have the right attitude. An alert, proactive, safety-first approach and attitude can make any road travel safer for ourselves and all others.
This online Defensive Driving Awareness course is composed of six modules. These modules include:
Module 1: What Is Defensive Driving?
Module 2: Vehicle Safety & Maintenance
Module 3: Distracted Driving
Module 4: Defensive Driving Techniques
Module 5: Collision Avoidance
Module 6: Winter Driving
Upon completion, you will be presented with a final exam to test your knowledge.
Being a defensive driver requires knowledge concerning all aspects of driving, vehicle maintenance, preparing yourself mentally, and much more! By the end of this course, you should be able to:
Recognize the importance of maintaining the right attitude when behind the wheel
List the procedures and techniques required to ensure vehicle safety
Identify driving hazards and know how to avoid or handle them
Define distracted driving and list the associated risk
Describe how to follow, brake, steer, and reverse safely
Navigate lane changes and intersections safely
Identify circumstances and situations when you shouldn’t drive
Prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter and all adverse driving conditions
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 60 minutes.
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.