Defensive Driving: Extreme Driving Conditions

Safe and Smart Experienced Driver Training

Experienced Driver Training: Defensive Driving: Extreme Driving Conditions

This course is designed to help CMV drivers review how to prepare for driving in extreme conditions and operate safely when they encounter them.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify common ways to prepare for driving in adverse weather conditions
  • Discuss how to safely operate a vehicle in snow, ice, wind, rain, and fog
  • Explain ways to stay safe in extreme heat or cold temperatures
  • Recognize the challenges of driving on steep grades and around sharp curves

Safe and Smart Experienced Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Extreme Driving Conditions Course Topics

The course topics include:

Driver Preparation

  • Avoid Dangers
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Check the Forecast
  • Preventing Cold-Related Illnesses
  • Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Operating in Hot Weather

Driving in Extreme Weather

  • Extreme Weather
  • Fog
  • Rain
  • Wind
  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Breakdowns


  • Sharp Curves
  • Safe Driving Practices

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 20 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.