Defensive Driving Course (DDC) – National Safety Council CBT
Overview: The Defensive Driving course is a comprehensive driver improvement program with a basic curriculum offering practical knowledge and techniques to avoid crashes and to choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors.
Course Length: 6hrs | Course Required By: Company-specific
Course Objectives: Upon completion of Defensive Driving training, the student will be familiar with:
- Driving defensively. You will learn to recognize the need for and benefits of defensive driving, and that defensive driving involves both legal and personal responsibility. You will be able to identify risky driving attitudes and behaviors, determine if a collision was preventable, as well as become familiar with the DDC Collision Prevention Formula.
- Making safe choices. You will able to identify the benefits of occupant restraint systems, explain the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving ability, and spot physical and mental driver conditions that may affect your driving. You will also be taught techniques you can use to maintain control in adverse driving situations.
- Becoming aware of conditions. You will be presented with driving skills and techniques to use in avoiding collisions and violations caused by vehicle or driving conditions.
- Honing your skills. You will become familiar with the skills and techniques that allow you to avoid collisions and violations, and you will learn to spot the common types of driving errors that contribute to collisions. You'll be taught how to make safe and legal turns, evaluate and overcome the hazards of passing, and how to avoid a head-on collision.
SMS requires a minimum score of 80%.
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