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Reduce accidents fleet-wide with a program that focuses on safe driving behavior

IMPROVE FLEET SAFETY WITH OVER 25,000 

GLOBAL DEFENSIVE DRIVING TRAINING LESSONS 

Our defensive driver training lessons are designed to provide drivers with short, single topic-focused driver training material that is delivered or pulsed on a monthly frequency throughout the year. Their purpose is not to try and teach someone how to drive. Instead, the emphasis is on reinforcing the awareness of the need to drive safely and keeping that message at the forefront of a driver’s mind. 

VARYING DRIVER TRAINING TIME OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Training time restrictions shouldn't stop you from keeping safety at the forefront of driver's minds.  To ensure every company can provide their drivers with the training they need, we have created three training types ranging from 1-minute snippets to full 15-minute lessons.

The Professional Driver Training series include 15-minute lessons feature six slides that define the scope of the problem, three fact-based slides that reinforce the seriousness of the risky behavior with impactful statistics, and a 5-minute HD video that lays out a detailed prescription for drivers to avoid the risky behavior before it turns into a crash with grave consequences. To ensure the driver has understood the training material, there is a comprehensive 10-question knowledge assessment.

The Essential Driver Training lessons were developed to capitalize on the benefits of micro-learning, which are smaller, more focused training messages that reduce the cognitive load on busy, time-sensitive learners. here lessons can be completed in 5 minutes. These lessons provide an overview of the problem on one slide, undeniable proof that the problem is real using a highly impactful fact, and a 3 to 4 minute prescriptive HD video solution and  5 knowledge assessment questions that appear throughout the video. 

The Express series offer drivers a snippet of learning to ensure safe driving stays top of mind. Each snippet consists of one slide that explores a single dangerous driving problem and a short HD video outlining a single safe driving technique, followed by 1 question based on the content. Each snippet can be completed in one minute. The power of the Express series is they are pinpointing specific driving challenges on a frequent basis (i.e. bi-weekly).

OUR DEFENSIVE DRIVER TRAINING IS THE MOST ADVANCED PROGRAM OF ITS KIND.

 

  • Multiple lesson formats available from 1-minute to 15-minute training sessions

  • All modules use real-life video footage, which drivers prefer over cartoon-like, computer animation

  • Modules feature local content, footage and languages from over 70 countries

  • Clients routinely see up to a 60% reduction in collisions, coupled with a dramatic reduction in the severity of their collisions

  • Custom training modules can be developed quickly and cost effectively

  • The system automatically corresponds via email with trainees, reminding them of upcoming modules—significantly improving compliance and results

 

Used by over 1 million drivers worldwide, the FleetDefense training library is the most extensive in the industry, covering speeding, intersection safety, distractions, fatigue, and much more.

THREE REASONS GLOBAL FLEETS ARE USING OUR

DEFENSIVE DRIVER TRAINING:

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Test drivers regularly to improve long-term learning and retention. Through pulse training, you can assign courses at any interval.

TRAIN EVERY LEARNING TYPE

Accommodate different learning styles by explaining the problem, proving it with stats, then showing the solution with HD video—all using local content.

CONSISTENT OUTCOMES

Testing core concepts monthly dramatically improves learning and retention. We’ll even remind drivers of overdue lessons to improve compliance.

DRIVER TRAINING CATALOG

Used by over 1 million drivers worldwide, the FleetDefense training library is the most extensive in the industry, covering speeding, intersection safety, distractions, fatigue, and much more.

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Reduce accidents fleet-wide with a program that focuses on safe driving behavior for operators of passenger vehicles.

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Forklift Operator Training Program

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GLOBAL PASSENGER VEHICLE TRAINING CATALOG

Aggressive Driving

Fueled by anger or frustration, aggressive drivers become a hazard by ignoring right-of-way rules, weaving through

traffic, and speeding. This course discusses common behaviors associated with aggressive driving, and how

managing speed and space, as well as emotions, can help professional drivers avoid aggression on the road.

 

Anticipating the Other Motorist

Driving hazards can leave a professional driver only seconds to act. With an emphasis on defensive driving skills, this

course explains how right-of-way mistakes can lead to unpredictable, often dangerous situations, and why it is

important to identify problems early and use space to avoid hazards.

 

Alcohol, Drugs & Driving

This module looks into the #1 cause of collisions today, impaired driving.

Participants will learn: how drinking impairs motor skills, consequences (for the driver and the employer) of driving

impaired and certain clues to look for if another driver may be impaired.

 

Avoiding Collisions with Fixed Objects

Collisions with fixed objects can be costly, and most are avoidable. This course highlights some common mistakes

and provides techniques to help drivers manage their visual constraints, anticipate hazards and park wisely.

 

Avoiding Collisions with Pedestrians and Cyclists

This module teaches drivers the danger pedestrians and cyclists pose to drivers. The participant will learn why

collisions with pedestrians and cyclists occur and techniques to keep all road users safe.

 

Avoiding the Worst Collisions at Intersections

Accidents at intersections account for nearly half of all road injuries and deaths. This course discusses the factors

contributing to the three worse types of crashes at intersections, and provides key defensive driving techniques to

improve safety when either turning or crossing through an intersection.

 

Avoiding Rear-End Collisions

One of the most common crash types, rear-end collisions can leave a professional driver with severe injuries ranging

from whiplash to death. In this course, drivers will explore techniques to better manage their speed and space, such

as properly scanning the road, maintaining a safe following distance, and practicing safe lane discipline.

 

Challenging Weather Conditions

Extreme temperatures and other adverse weather conditions create a challenging driving environment, often

decreasing traction and visibility, while increasing the risk of a collision. In this course, drivers will learn how to

maximize visibility when it is affected by fog, glare or precipitation, and maintain control of the vehicle when roads are

slippery.

 

Danger Zones

Most motorists drive through danger zones on a regular basis. Containing a high concentration of risks, these areas

include parking lots, rural roads and intersections. In this course, motorists will learn defensive driving techniques that

will help them scan effectively, anticipate trouble and maximize space around their vehicles.

 

Deadly Distractions

This module takes a look into potentially deadly distractions which may occur behind the wheel. Drivers will learn

about: the hazard of driving while using a cell phone, the most common distractions on the road and how minimize

and avoid them while driving.

 

Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions

This module teaches participants how to adjust their driving according to weather conditions. Areas of focus include:

main contributors to weather-related collisions, the effect of black ice and how to avoid traffic mishaps in snow and

rain.

 

Drowsy Driving

This module looks at the perils of drowsy driving, as well as ways to stay alert behind the wheel. Key learning

objectives include: characteristics of fatigue, main contributors to drowsiness, some warning signs of fatigue and how

to avoid drowsy driving.

 

Escape Routes

This module examines one of the most important defensive driving techniques, creating escape routes. Once

completed, drivers will understand: why escape routes are important and how to create and maintain them in traffic.

 

Failure-to-Yield

This module is designed to help drivers recognize and avoid fail to yield collisions. Key learning includes: common

failure to yield mistakes, when to yield the right of way and the three most important skills used to avoid these

collisions.

 

Inappropriate Speeds for Conditions

A speed that is safe in one situation could be dangerous in another. Explaining how inappropriate speeds — whether

too fast or too slow — impact road safety, this course provides examples of driving conditions that require speed

adjustment and offers drivers techniques to maintain a safe speed.

 

Intersections

This module teaches drivers the proper techniques in order to safely approach and travel through junctions.

Participants can expect to learn: why junctions are so dangerous, common reasons for collisions at junctions and

advice for turning at junctions.

 

Lane Changes & Mirrors

This module teaches drivers proper lane changing techniques. Key learning objectives include: common mistakes

made by drivers while changing lanes, the two second following distance rule and a simple 5 step procedure to

changing lanes.

 

Maneuvering in Tight Spaces

Parking areas can be challenging to navigate, and misjudging the space a vehicle needs can lead to costly fenderbenders

and minor scrapes. With a focus on defensive parking strategies, this fleet safety course explains how to

identify low-risk areas and monitor space at all four corners around a vehicle.

 

Onboard Technology Distractions

Navigational tools and other in-vehicle technology can interfere with a professional driver’s focus on the road. This

course explains how to minimize potential in-vehicle distractions, and why it is important to rely on safety, not

technology, to manage the complex tasks of driving.

 

Overtaking

Overtaking other vehicles is one of the most dangerous maneuvers on the road. If executed poorly, it could lead to a

fatal collision. This course highlights common mistakes drivers make when overtaking and provides techniques to

help them overtake other vehicles safely.

 

Parking Lots and Backing

This module is designed to instruct drivers on proper parking and backing techniques. It covers: hazards of parking

and backing, common parking lot collisions and five defensive parking techniques.

 

Safe Driving at Night

This module is designed to teach drivers the ins and outs of driving at night. Since collision fatalities are 3 times as

likely at night, participants will learn: the dangers of night driving, the effects of glare and limited visibility and tips on

how to stay safe while driving at night.

 

Safe Driving in Construction Zones

This module educates participates as to why construction zones are dangerous. Participants will learn what driving

behaviors to avoid near or inside construction zones as well as how to safely emerge from a construction zone.

 

Safe Highway Driving

This module teaches drivers about some of the main causes of highway collisions as well as safe highway driving

techniques. Some of these techniques include: safe merging, freeway speed, acceleration and reaction time, space

cushioning, safe lane changes and safe exiting maneuvers.

 

Safely Navigating Rural Roads

This module provides drivers with an in depth look at why rural roads are so dangerous. Key learning includes:

common mistakes drivers make on rural roads and tips for safe driving in the countryside

 

Seat Belts and Airbags

This module examines the two most important safety features of any vehicle; the seatbelts, and the airbags.

Participants will learn: the proper way to buckle up, how to avoid the airbag’s danger zone and how to get the

maximum safety out of both of them.

 

Sharing the Road with Large Trucks

This module looks at big trucks and their presence on the road. Learning objectives include: how to steer clear of a

trucks “no zones”, why a truck needs more room on the road and 6 defensive driving strategies to employ while

sharing the road with 18-wheelers.

 

Speeding

This module examines the most common mistake made on the road today, speeding. The participant will learn: how

speeding affects the control over a vehicle, how it affects total stopping distance and why the ‘other guy’ on the road

should be taken into consideration.

 

Underestimating Driving Risks

Research shows that motorists frequently underestimate risks, which can lead to dangerous behaviors such as

speeding, distracted driving or aggressive driving. This course explains how unrealistic beliefs can affect driving

decisions and provides drivers with tips to help them make safe decisions on the road.