Why attend a defensive driving course?
Worldwide drivers attend defensive driving courses mainly for two reasons:
To save lives and to save money.
Save money on repairs, insurance, excesses and insurance premiums as insurance companies look at a person with a defensive driving certificate as a safer driver and therefore a lower insurance risk.
Defensive Driving courses will help you drive safer on our roads.
Students who attend a defensive driving course are 10% more likely to pass their driving test the first time.
It makes you a smarter driver – building your confidence and knowledge to be safer when you’re driving.
What is Defensive Driving?
The standard Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, ANSI/ASSE Z15.1, defines defensive driving as:
“driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others”.
It is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques.
What will you learn on a Defensive Driving Course?
- You will be taught to be aware of the external factors that could impact on your driving.
- To consider other road users, weather conditions and many more factors which could lead to a collision.
- Being aware of these factors and being on the defensive, even before the first signs of trouble appear, will help prevent collisions, making the road safer for you, your passengers and everyone else.
Defensive driving courses are not only fun, they are practical and important, teaching you vital skills.