Defensive Driving Training
National Safety Council (NSC)
Driving large motor vehicles safely and efficiently requires knowledge, the correct attitude and skills. It requires drivers to give their full attention, concentration and dedication. Lack of awareness, failure to practice safe driving procedures and fatigue are factors that can lead to traffic incidents.
Defensive driving is about practicing driving skills that would allow you to have more time to react to any given situation on the road, the mine or other situations.
The premise of defensive driving is that you, as the driver, must be alert and able to react to all potentially dangerous situations. A defensive driving program is an advanced form of training for drivers, over and above the mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving.
Safe and efficient driving also requires drivers to be physically and mentally fit. Understanding driver fatigue is an important part of the training. Lack of rest and sleep will reduce alertness. Drivers must understand the safe work and rest hour policy, and get enough rest and sleep so that they will be physically and mentally ready to perform their duties.
The aim of the program is to reduce the risk of driving 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.
The training emphasizes the importance of:
• identifying potential hazards
• analyzing the situation and taking the appropriate action etc.
If you have a question please contact us or apply online for our defensive driving training.