Hazard Perception Training

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving

New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Hazard Perception

This Hazard Perception training course is designed to help CMV drivers learn how to identify and avoid hazards while driving.
For the professional driver, any road user or road condition can be a potential hazard. This course will introduce drivers to the nature of hazards, the clues to recognizing them, and proper way to respond to potential emergency situations.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify hazardous road conditions and road users
  • Explain how to avoid or mitigate hazards
  • Respond to emergency traffic situations

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

The course topics include:
Hazard Recognition

  • Hazard Recognition
  • Road Hazards
  • User Hazards

Visual Search

  • Observation
  • Scan
  • Safe Distance
  • Surveillance


  • Emergency Situations

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.