Session 1: Get Defensive About It!
Recognize the need for and benefits of defensive driving.
Identify risky driving attitudes and behaviors.
Explain what it means to be a defensive driver.
Recognize that defensive driving involves both legal and personal responsibilities.
Determine if a collision was preventable or non-preventable.
List the three basic steps in the DDC Collision Prevention Formula.
Session 2: Making Driving Choices. Identify the personal benefits of using occupant protection systems.
Explain the affects of alcohol and other drugs on driving ability.
Identify physical and mental driver conditions that may affect driving abilities.
List techniques you can use to maintain control in adverse driving situations.
Session 3: What Conditions Drive You? Conduct an exterior and interior vehicle check before driving.
Identify five uncontrollable driving conditions that contribute to collisions.
Identify the driving hazards associated with these driving conditions in time to avoid them.
List defensive driving maneuvers that help drivers maintain control for each uncontrollable driving condition.
Session 4: The Choice is Yours. List the six most common types of driving errors that contribute to collisions.
Identify reasons drivers choose to speed.
List alternatives to speeding.
Explain how to safely approach and proceed through all intersections.
Explain how to make safe and legal turns.
Identify the hazards involved in passing.
Explain how to evaluate a potential passing situation.
Explain the three steps needed to complete a safe pass.
Explain how to avoid a head-on collision.
Determine safe following distance.
Session 5: What Are You Willing to Do? Choose the appropriate defensive driving strategy to avoid a collision in any given driving situation.
Identify personal behaviors and decisions you will make in future driving situations to avoid collisions and violations.