Texas Defensive Driving On-line Course

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The Safe Driver Centre Course

Lesson 1

Introduction: WELCOME TO THE ONLINE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE.
Objective: To introduce and orient the student to the course.
Time: 15 Minutes
Visual Aid: "Judges Introduction"

Introduction: TRAFFIC SAFETY PROBLEMS, and FACTORS INFLUENCING DRIVER PERFORMANCE
Objective: To develop an understanding of the nature of the traffic safety problem, to instill in each student a sense of "Recognition of behaviors that affect driver performance and make conscious a sense of responsibility for its solution."
Time: Traffic Safety Problems: 25 minutes
Factors Influencing Driver Performance: 20 minutes
Visual Aid: "Breaking the Accident Chain of Events"

Lesson 2

Introduction: DRIVING EMERGENCIES
Objective: To identify common driving emergencies and their counter measures
Time: 40 Minutes
Visual Aid: "Understanding Car Crashes"

Introduction: OCCUPANTS RESTRAINTS AND CRASH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Objective: Identify the rationale for having and using restraints and protective equipment.
Time: 20 Minutes
Visual Aid: "Reducing Your Risks in the Crash"

Lesson 3

Introduction: ALCOHOL AND TRAFFIC SAFETY
Objective: To identify the effects of alcohol on roadway users.
Time: 60 Minutes
Visual Aid: "Sober Thoughts on Drinking and Driving."

Lesson 4

Introduction:
1.  THE LAWS: TRAFFIC LAWS AND PROCEDURES.
2.  LAWS OF NATURE (PHYSICAL FORCES THAT INFLUENCE DRIVER CONTROL).
Objective: To identify the requirements of the rationale for applicable driving laws and procedures and to identify the physical forces that affect driver control and vehicle performance in order to influence drivers to comply in a voluntary fashion with written law, and work with, not against the laws of nature.
Time: Traffic Laws and Procedures: 40 Minutes
Laws of Nature: 20 Minutes
Visual Aid: "Pass It On"
"Know Your Vital Signs"
"Driving in Bad Weather"

Lesson 5

Introduction:
1.  SPECIAL SKILLS FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING ENVIRONMENTS.
2.  PERCEPTUAL SKILLS NEEDED FOR DRIVING.
Objective: To identify how special conditions affect driver and performance, identify any techniques for management of these conditions, and identify how perceptual skills can affect driver performance.
Time: Special Skills: 25 Minutes
Perceptual Skills: 35 Minutes.
Visual Aid: "Sharing the Road"
"Using your Eyes Effectively"

Lesson 6

Introduction:
DEFENSIVE DRIVING STRATEGIES
Objective: To identify the concepts of defensive driving and ways that they can be used by drivers to reduce the chances of collisions and the resulting injuries, deaths and financial losses.
Time: 40 Minutes
Visual Aid: "Road Rage"

 

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