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Defensive Driving

Eatons A1 Driving School Defensive Driving 

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Defensive Driving Course

The full day course involves a mixture of PowerPoint lectures, video presentations, demonstrations and numerous in-car driving experiences to enhance your active driving skills and road safety awareness (all based on Safe Drive Training’s extensive research into road crashes and driver behaviour).

The course covers:

  • Contributing factors in crashes (The real fatal 4)
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Tyre selection and care
  • Reactive car control skills
  • Driver attitude and behavior
  • Wet weather driving
  • Risk taking & peer influences
  • Vehicle stopping distances
  • Low risk/safe driving techniques
  • Road law and dealing with hazards
  • Skid prevention and recovery
  • Vehicle technology (ABS, SRS, ESP)
  • Proactive driving

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Advanced Car Control Course

(Prerequisite – Completed any Certified Defensive Driving Course or hold an Open licence)

The 8 hour course is 85% practical and involves advanced exercises on wet and dry bitumen; plus cornering techniques on the driver training circuit. You will also learn through experience how to recognize and control skids on a wet skidpan circuit.

We will teach you Advanced Vehicle Control Skills such as:

  • Driving Vision, Steering and Posture
  • Braking (Lock-up, Threshold, ABS, Braking in Corners)
  • Reactive Manoeuvres at Speed (Slalom and Lane Change Tests)
  • Advanced Cornering Techniques and vehicle control during laps of the Driver Training Circuit
  • Theory of vehicle control and vehicle preparation (tyres, suspension, maintenance)
  • Correct use and limitations of vehicle technology such as ESP, EBD, ABS, TC
  • Skid and Slide Recognition (Understeer, Oversteer, Spins)
  • Skid Prevention Techniques
  • Skid Control (Reactive Throttle Control, Steering correction, Balance Points)

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