Defensive Driver Training
Defensive driving techniques encourage a systematic approach to driving that allows for other road users who may, either deliberately or accidentally, demonstrate errors and omissions in their driving.
When driving along a straight road, in the event of another driver waiting to emerge from a side road, the defensive driver should check to see that the body language of the driver waiting to emerge is such that he is aware of your presence.
If you are unsure that the driver waiting to emerge has not seen you, defensive action needs to be taken. You could consider slowing down, adjusting your position and sounding your horn with appropriate mirror checks prior.
The specific techniques involved in defensive driving are:
- Full daily vehicle checks
- Preparations for a journey
- Consideration for prevailing weather conditions i.e. visibility,
- Temperature and Road Surface
- Forward observation
- Hazard awareness, static and moving
- Defensive driving plan (MSM PSL)
- Carry out driving plans
- Dealing with other road users
Before commencement of training, we ask you to highlight any areas of concern that you may have in your drivers’ normal work related driving activities.
Our instructor will select similar roads and conditions for assessment and training if it is impractical to drive on the actual roads and routes your drivers’ use. Training can be conducted with our training vehicles or using the vehicle which the driver regularly uses at work.