Night Driving Training

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving

New Driver Training Program: Defensive Driving: Night Driving

This course is designed to help CMV drivers learn how to improve their safety while driving at night.
Driving at night can introduce additional challenges to your job that already requires a lot of attention. Low light makes it harder to see what’s around the vehicle. Potential hazards can be difficult to recognize at night, and once you spot the hazard, it decreases your response time.
There are three major factors requiring focus when driving at night: the vehicle; the road; and the driver. Learning the challenges that come with each factor, and how to deal with them, will keep drivers safe on the road.


After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the factors that affect safe night operation as they relate to your vehicle, the road, and you, the driver
  • Explain procedures that can help make driving at night safer

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

The course topics include:
Your Vehicle

  • Your Vehicle
  • Clean
  • Glass and Mirrors
  • Lights
  • Communicate
  • High Beams
  • Lights at Night
  • Headlight Range

The Road

  • The Road
  • Other Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Animals
  • Terrain
  • Adapt
  • Following Distance

You, the Driver

  • You, the Professional Driver
  • Glasses
  • Oncoming Vehicles
  • Fatigue
  • Stay Alert

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.