In this course, Defensive Safety Driving Training in Nigeria teaches that When driving we sometimes take on a different personality, and unfortunately that personality is often a reckless risk taker, or someone overly aggressive. The Safe and Defensive Driving training module discusses tips and techniques for avoiding risks and aggression. The course also identifies numerous factors that appear as innocent actions, but have the potential to cause accidents and injuries.
Who Should Take This Course?
Employees who must drive automobiles (cars, vans, pickups) as part of their job. Positions like field sales personnel, field technicians, or personnel visiting offsite locations including delivery of small parts or equipment will benefit from this course. Large delivery trucks are beyond the scope of this course.
After successful completion of this training module, students will understand:
Recognize external factors that inhibit drivers’ ability to concentrate
Apply techniques for focusing attention to the task of driving
Detect behaviors and situations that may weaken driving ability
Employ stress-reducing actions to avoid unsafe driving
Complete a pre-trip checklist to ensure vehicle safety
Recall procedures for contingency plans, in case of emergency situations
No prerequisites are assigned to this course.
The Defensive Safety Driving Course is an established, proven programme designed to produce:
fewer company-vehicle collisions;
less absenteeism due to injuries and court time; and
Life-long safe driving habits.
DDC is designed for the adult learner.
Complete concepts are presented so they are easily understood. Materials are fully integrated. This enables participants who can’t read well to learn visually and through group discussion.
Five core modules and choice of three optional modules, taught in six hours;
Case studies and written exercises;
Interactive class discussion; and
Specific techniques to help drivers avoid all types of traffic collisions despite the actions of others or the driving conditions.
Drivers learn the principles of defensive driving and essential collision avoidance techniques.
Your staff members can be certified to teach the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) to co-workers by successfully completing an Instructor Development Course (IDC) prior to delivering the DDC.
You know how to drive safely, but do you make the choice to?
Minimizing Your road driving Risk
Motor Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of the Nigerian driver.
Following too close,
Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, and
Failure to obey traffic signals.
Speeding results in 12,000 traffic deaths per year. For every 10 miles per hour over 50 mph you drive, the risk of death is doubled.
By following traffic safety laws, being aware, and using common sense, you can minimize your risk.
Check in and around your vehicle before driving anywhere.
Seatbelts usage before the event of a crash.
Speed Limits discipline and important benefits
Following the distance during defensive driving situations
Adverse weather conditions
Following a truck
Night driving or poor visibility
Driving while stressed or fatigued
Intelligent driving (Driver’s psychology)
Psychological Occupational health, Safety and Environmental Management
Blind Spot and Mirror handling
Significance of driver’s mirror usage
Importance to life and properties
Developing a checklist for effective and efficient driving
Road Scanning operations and practices
Anticipating what mistakes others may make and assume that they will make them!
What then is passing?
Pulling out into the oncoming lane without exceeding the speed limit.
Effective Pull back into the lane using the rear mirror
Knowing when to increase the distance before pulling
Adverse Weather Driving
Driving when absolutely necessary.
Clearing your windows during the bad weather.
Use the “What If” strategy: always have a way out.
Detecting shaded road areas—proceeding over these with caution.
Distracted Driving—Email and Laptops
Distracted driving results in 1.4 million crashes a year and it is against company policy?
Overcoming the temptation for less potential crash.
Distracted Driving—Mobile Phones
Knowing when to say NO (Drivers who use phones are four times as likely to get into crashes, why?)
Even with a hands-free device, cell phone use reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%.
Knowing when and how to talk when driving?
Don’t put yourself or others at risk.
Distracted Driving—Driving Tired
legally intoxicated drivers Vs. Tired drivers
The point is, get plenty of rest.
Before getting into the vehicle, walk around the vehicle
Seven habit of defensive driving
Ergonomics for Management of Drivers’ physical posture
First Aid Management training for drivers
Emergency Preparedness Planning
Knowing what to do in threatening situation such as a fire and the occupant is unable to get out.
Communication skills in during the scene of accident
Company accident reporting kit and tools
Taking photos of the accident scene showing vehicle locations, direction of travel, vehicle and other property damage, location of traffic control devices, the license plate of vehicles involved, etc.
Understanding the National Highway codes and conducts (Live Simulation session)
Understanding the state law as it applies to injuries and minor damage.
Obeying traffic Laws and knowing your right as a road user
Avoid getting into trouble with the authorities
Knowing the company Fleet and transportation Management policies and procedures
Gathering the required information, contacting your supervisor
The Instructor Kit includes:
Instructor Manual with demonstrative tools;
PowerPoint presentations on CD / DVD;
Set of five 10 minute videos in CD format and on DVD;
Corporate driver card game; and
Posters and pamphlets.
Lectures Discussions Individual and group exercises Case studies Syndicate Sessions Live Demonstrations Activities Games and educational Competitions Pre-Course Assessments Post-Course Assessments