Distracted Driving Training

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving

New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Distracted Driving

This course is designed to help CMV drivers learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous distractions.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify common driving distractions
  • Describe how to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving

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

The course topics include:
Recognizing Driving Distractions

  • Types of Distractions
  • Visual Distractions
  • Physical Distractions
  • Mental Distractions

Distracting Devices

  • Personal Devices
  • Texting
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Exception
  • Penalties
  • State Requirements

Managing Driving Distractions

  • Focus on Driving
  • Steps to Avoid an Accident
  • Stay Focused
  • Recognize the Signs
  • Manage Distracted Drivers
  • Commit, Watch, and Respond

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.