Safe and Smart New Driver Training
Program: Defensive Driving:

New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Communication

This course is designed to help CMV drivers learn the skills required to communicate successfully with other drivers.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe ways to communicate your intent by using turn signals and brake lights
  • Discuss how to communicate your presence through the use of headlights, horn, warning devices, and eye contact
  • Explain how eye contact techniques can help you communicate with bicyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Communication Course Topics

The course topics include:
Communicating While Driving

  • Communicate Intent
  • Communicate Presence
  • Communication from Others
  • Communication Prohibitions

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 15 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.