Description

This Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is specifically designed for drivers in the transportation industry as both a refresher on safe driving attitudes and techniques, and an introduction to new safe driving concepts.

This program is Alberta Government approved for a 3-point demerit reduction. Within 48 hours of successful completion of this course, a verified certificate will become available. Use the information provided on the certificate to submit your certificate and driver information for demerit reduction. Processing of demerit reduction may take 2-3 weeks.

This program is Alberta Government approved for 3 demerit reduction upon successful completion of this course with a minimum 80% passing grade.

The course is divided into 8 modules, which can be completed at the learners pace and does not have to be completed in one sitting. Each module utilizes a variety of interactive scenarios, videos, and knowledge checks to help provide an engaging and memorable learning experience.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Welcome

  • Course Navigation

  • Course Downloads

  • Objectives

  • Driver Readiness Quiz

Module 1 - Attitude

  • Scenario

  • Collision Statistics

  • The Challenge

  • Preventable and Non-Preventable Collisions

  • Fundemanetal Philosophy

  • Safer System Of Driving

  • Quiz

Module 2 - Driving Conditions

  • Adverse Conditions

  • Weather Conditions

  • Light Conditions

  • Road Conditions

  • Traffic Conditions

  • Driver Conditions

  • Vehicle Inspections

  • Air Brakes

  • Couple And Uncouple

  • Quiz

Module 3 - Collisions

  • Two Vehicle Collisions

  • Vehicle Ahead

  • Collisions With The Vehicle Behind

  • Passing

  • Being Passed

  • Intersection Collisions

  • Head-On Collisions

Module 3A - Collisions (Continued)

  • Other Types of Collisions

  • Collisions With Trains

  • Collisions With Pedestrians

  • Sharing the Road

  • Quiz

Module 4 - Collisions (Continued)

  • Other Types Of Collisions

  • Backing Collisions

  • Wildlife Collisions

  • Jack-Knifing

  • Rollovers

  • Quiz

Module 4A - Collision Response

  • Accident Reporting

  • If a Collision Happens

  • Recording Accident Details and Information

  • Call Your Insurance Agent

  • Liability

  • Quiz

Module 5 - Fatigue

  • Statistics

  • Understanding Sleep

  • Recognizing Fatigue

  • Situational Awareness Test

  • Fatigue Strategies

  • Your Responsibility

  • Quiz

Module 6 - Impaired Driving

  • Drinking and Driving - The Statistics

  • Our Responsibilities

  • Penalties for Drinking and Driving

  • Other Drugs

  • Conclusion

  • Quiz

Module 7 - Emergencies

  • Emergency Manoeuvre

  • Skid Control

  • Collision Avoidance

  • Wheel Drop Off

  • Tire Blow Out

  • Quiz

Module 8 - Conclusion