As most new drivers quickly realize, not everyone drives well. Some speed aggressively, others do not pay attention and wander into another lane. Drivers may follow too closely, make sudden turns without signaling, or weave in and out of traffic. Defensive driving will help make your trips safer for you and your passengers in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.

Practicing Defensive Driving can save time, money, and even lives. This online Defensive Driving course explores the six components of the SAFER System of defensive driving: Space, Attitude, Foresight, Eyesight and Responsibility.

Course Outline

  • Driver competency model
  • SAFER system of defensive driving
  • Most common collisions
    • Following too close
    • Backing
    • Intersections
  • Wildlife collisions
  • Fatigue
  • Advanced driving
    • Ditch entry and recovery
    • Vision
    • Emergency braking
    • Skid control
    • Collision avoidance
  • Complacency