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Defensive Driving Course Level 1, FULL DAY - Lakeside, Brisbane

special Defensive Driving Course Level 1, FULL DAY - Lakeside, Brisbane

The best defensive driving course in Brisbane, and the closest driver training venue to Brisbane. The aim of the course will be to provide post licence driver training to skill levels.

Lakeside (Brisbane)
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  • Description
    • Full Day Course in your own car
    • Most experienced instructors in Brisbane
    • Perfect for L-Platers, P-Platers, Corporate Fleet and Court Order drivers
    Defensive Driving Course

    The best defensive driving course in Brisbane, and the closest driver training venue to Brisbane. The aim of the course will be to provide post licence driver training to raise awareness, skill levels and assess attitude and the potential dangers associated with the wrong attitude!

    This will be achieved through a mixture of theoretical and practical driving sessions conducted at normal road speeds in the participants own vehicles.

    The course is suitable for young drivers (from L Platers) right up to the more experienced drivers that just need to hone their skills. It can be conducted in any roadworthy vehicle from the smallest sedan right up to 4 x 4 and light commercial vehicles.

    The course will be conducted in a relaxed, enjoyable way encouraging participant interaction and involvement.

    After initial introductions a lecture session will explain what "defensive" driving is all about and provide a vital evaluation of driver attitude and an awareness of the inherent dangers of driving on the road. Defensive techniques, driver attitude and vision will be covered together with correct use of modern safety features.

    An explanation of the correct braking techniques will be covered before being put to the test in a practical demonstration. Participants will then be subjected to potential emergency braking situations on a variety of wet surfaces.

    Following a break for lunch another lecture session will cover tyres, vehicle dynamics and skid control. For the afternoon a combination of exercises will include vehicle balance and smoothness, corner lines and basic skid control. A final short lecture will recap the day, re-assess the driver’s attitude before certificates and course notes are handed out as recognition of having completed the day.

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
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  • Reviews
    54 Reviews
    4.5 out of 5

    I purchased this for my daughter who had a great time learning some very valuable skills

    Grant j   5 out of 5

    Thank you for a great day,

    Gay F   5 out of 5

    Just had a great time and learnt keeps would totally recommend this to anyone

    Gary L   5 out of 5

    Boosted my confidence in driving as a learner! Didnt want it to stop, would have loved to do more of it :)

    Zoe s   5 out of 5

    The instructors at the defense driving course were very willing to help and support you, and very knowledgeable 10/10

    Ethan J   4 out of 5

    Great course, my son loved it

    Carolyn W   5 out of 5

    A course anyone and everyone should do. It was a great use of a day and I feel more confident and educated for it.

    Tim   4 out of 5

    Was a great day, staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Would and have recommended.

    Mat T   4 out of 5

    Had a great day. Looking forward to the next course in defensive driving

    Jayden M   5 out of 5

    I will return for level 2.

    Ebony H   5 out of 5
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • The Level 1 course is suited to drivers of regular passenger vehicles (including four wheel drives and light commercial vehicles)
    • All participants must present their current driver's licence ('L' plate or above) in order to participate
    • No particular level of fitness or experience is required

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Your current driver’s licence
    • Your vehicle with a full tank of fuel, optimal tyre pressures, water and oil levels
    • Wear comfortable casual clothing according to the weather
    • Wear footwear that has a thin sole eg. joggers. Bulky shoes, high heels or climbing boots are not optimal driving shoes
    • It is a good idea to bring along a hat, sunscreen and the Aerogard if it is hot, or an umbrella if it’s raining
    • Lunch
    • Do not bring family or friends as spectators are not permitted

    What is Supplied

    • Professional tuition from experienced instructors
    • Course equipment
    • Certificates for course graduates
    • Tea and coffee

    Theoretical subjects covered will include – 

    • Defensive driving “What it means and how it is achieved” 
    • Evaluation of “the” main part of the car “the driver”
    • Driver attitude 
    • Practical Road Safety Tips 
    • Explanation of safety features of modern cars and how to use them 
    • Tyres and their importance in driving safety 
    • Vision skills 
    • Basic vehicle dynamics and skid control 

    Practical exercises will be conducted in – 

    • Assessment of vehicle condition 
    • Seating & steering 
    • Emergency braking with & without ABS 
    • Emergency lane changes 
    • Reaction times and their effects on stopping distance. 
    • Vehicle handling / steering techniques 
    • Basic skid control

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    The Team: 
    Your instructors are selected not only for their abilities as a driver but also their ability to effectively communicate. All instructors are hand picked by Chief Instructor Paul Stokell, a five time National Champion who has been educating drivers for over 12 years, working not only in his own company but regularly with many proactive vehicle manufacturers both in Australia and Overseas.

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