Defensive Driver Training Course
Workers who drive vehicles on the job keep industry moving and help provide many modern conveniences — from public transportation to food delivery. Yet without proper training and precautions, driving can involve serious physical and financial hazards for individuals and their employers. In 2017, transportation incidents were responsible for 40% of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. The cost of a single accident could easily exceed $1.4 million. A defensive driver safety program can reduce risk and keep people safer on the road.
Hazmat School’s Defensive Driving Course is an online safety course that offers extended driving training. It focuses on critical driver safety issues and the methods taken to control hazards that are the cause of most accidents. We will provide you with an understanding of what it means to drive safely.
Who Should Take This Course?
Our defensive driver training course is designed to benefit anyone who drives professionally. This includes truck drivers, delivery drivers and employees who drive on company business. Since many people drive while commuting to work, this course can also prove useful for those who drive only on personal time. Accidents that occur outside of work hours can affect an employee’s well-being and their ability to perform, so defensive driver training can be for everyone.
You may also consider taking this course if you manage a fleet of vehicles or supervise workers who drive professionally. You can only help protect your workers when you understand the risks they face on the road.
Industries That Require This Course
Online certification for defensive driving allows workers in a range of industries to improve their driving skills and minimize the risks. Any industry that requires workers to drive can benefit from this type of training. Common industries that may require this course include:
After completing our defensive driver online course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate overcoming the physiological limitations that keep drivers from being as aware as possible.
- Describe how to identify and reduce roadway visual barriers.
- Describe how to evaluate traffic patterns to gain as much information as possible.
- List methods that prepare drivers to avoid unexpected occurrences.
- Describe to evaluate and implement processes to reduce or eliminate specific circumstances that are likely to allow accidents to occur.
What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?
Although the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not specifically require employers to provide defensive driver training to their employees, this course may help businesses meet obligations to their workers.
Under Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, also known as the General Duty clause, employers must provide working conditions free from serious recognized hazards, including hazards associated with driving. Workers have the right to receive training and information about workplace hazards and how to prevent them. Our defensive driver training course offers one convenient way to minimize risk, communicate hazards and maintain compliance with the General Duty clause.
This course provides an overview of everything you need to know about defensive driving. When you enroll in this course, you can expect to learn about factors that limit driver awareness, methods for evaluating traffic patterns, strategies for preventing accidents and more.
You will need a computer or iPad with internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 2-hours to complete. You can download the course if needed also.
Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.
Course Schedule and Deadlines
The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.
Accreditation, Certification and CEUs
After successfully completing this course and the required exam, you will receive a defensive driving certification which you can present as documentation of training, either to an employer or state or federal regulators if requested. Please note that this course does not provide students with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or contact hours.
Why Choose Hazmat School?
Whether you need training for yourself or an entire fleet of drivers, Hazmat School makes learning about defensive driving affordable and convenient. We offer discounts for groups and government employees, and we give you 24/7 access to our experienced remote instructors.
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