Safe and Smart New Driver Training
Program: Defensive Driving: Speed
and Space Management Online Course

New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Speed and Space Management

This course is designed to help CMV drivers learn how to manage their speed and space while driving.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the three factors that affect your stopping distance
  • Recognize ways to manage your vehicle’s speed through curves and on grades
  • Describe why you should adjust your speed when you encounter poor road conditions, inclement weather, and heavy traffic
  • Explain the importance of proper space management
  • Describe how to maintain an appropriate cushion of space

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving:
Speed and Space Management Course Topics

The course topics include:
 
Speed Management

  • Hazard Recognition
  • Stopping Distance
  • Braking Distance
  • Total Stopping Distance
  • Road Design
  • Curves
  • Grades
  • Road Conditions
  • Space Management

Space Management

  • Managing Space
  • Merging
  • Crossing Traffic

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.

Duration

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 15 minutes.

Testing

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

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.