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Defensive Driving Course, FULL DAY SPECIAL OFFER - Melbourne, Sandown

Defensive Driving Course, FULL DAY SPECIAL OFFER - Melbourne, Sandown Defensive Driving Course, FULL DAY SPECIAL OFFER - Melbourne, Sandown Defensive Driving Course, FULL DAY SPECIAL OFFER - Melbourne, Sandown

Improve your driving skills and become a better driver in this one day Defensive Driving course. Find out how you and your car handle in emergency situations in the safety of a controlled environment.

Sandown Raceway (Melbourne)
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  • Description
    • Full Day Course 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM in your own car
    • Most experienced instructors in Melbourne
    • Perfect for P-Platers, Corporate Fleet and Court Order drivers
    • Learner drivers are accepted provided they have a Licenced Driver with them at all times
    Defensive Driving Brisbane

    Throughout this Defensive Driver Course in Melbourne, young drivers are strongly encouraged to develop better on-road defensive driving skills and more solid techniques, while more experienced drivers also benefit enormously from advanced driver training, including the correction of old habits and improving judgement and reactions. Whether your choice of vehicle is a small sedan, a large family mover, a sports car or a four wheel drive, training in defensive driving is relevant, enjoyable, and will far improve your skills and ability levels. 

    This one-day Defensive Driving Course Level 1 course is suited to all drivers of regular passenger vehicles, including four-wheel drives and light commercial vehicles. The mix of practical and theoretical components of this advanced driver training session deliver actual on-road safety skills that underpin proactive driving.

    The practical driving component of our Fleet Safety and Defensive Driving Program is conducted on wet roads at suburban speeds. It includes a variety of on road exercises including emergency braking, swerving and multiple direction changes.

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

    Great work from Chris and Dave. Nice job.

    Kevin M   4 out of 5

    It was great experience for my son. thank you

    Cassandra S   4 out of 5

    The defensive driver course was well run and enjoyable. I believe it should be compulsory for all drivers, especially new drivers, to complete this course, then repeat it every 10 years.

    Richard B   4 out of 5

    All the trainers if i can call them that were really good and knowledgeable about everything to do with cars and how to be safe while driving

    Russell M   5 out of 5

    I think this should be a mandatory course for all L or P plate drivers. The course was informative and Peter was a fantastic communicator and an amazing instructor.

    Leanne M   4 out of 5

    The group size on the day was too large so everything took too long. Everything else was excellent.

    Kate M   4 out of 5

    Staff and management were extremely Professional and helpful

    Sharon B   5 out of 5

    Great course and information and instructors! I was expecting to be bored to death, feeling like I was stuck in traffic all day, but instead I had a lot of fun and learned some skills that could well save my life some day.

    Rohan   5 out of 5

    Chris was professional, personable, flexible and knowledgeable. The course was well taught and managed the variety of experiences represented well.

    Remy   4 out of 5

    The information provided is a good mix of what to do in an emergency and what practical steps you can take to be safer in everyday situations. A helpful and enjoyable course.

    Sam   4 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 ('P' plate or above) in order to participate
    • Learner drivers are accepted provided they have a Licenced Driver with them at all times
    • No particular level of fitness or experience is required
    • Not suitable for pregnant women

    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 & drinks
    • 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

    More Information

    Suitable to all drivers 16 to 80 years (P plate drivers a speciality) and suitable to most vehicles including four wheel drives and light commercial vehicles. Presented in a relaxed, friendly, and supportive environment by qualified, experienced instructors, with a balanced mixture of theory and practical driving exercises. We guarantee that regardless of your driving experience you’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn, and what a great time you’ll have learning it with us.

    The aim of these exercises is to educate drivers in: 

    • Basic vehicle dynamics 
    • The correct systems of car control : seating, vision, and steering 
    • Correct braking techniques for both ABS and non-ABS vehicles 
    • Skid causation, basic skid control, and skid prevention 
    • Raising the drivers level of awareness in relation to speed, reaction times and stopping distances 
    • Learn how your vehicle reacts in emergency situations

    The classroom component of this course covers basic road safety concepts and the key principals of defensive driving including: 

    • Understanding of how a drivers attitudes, motivations, and risk taking behaviour can affect that drivers safety and the safety of other road users
    • The Twelve Golden Rules of Defensive Driving and how they can be applied every time a vehicle is driven.
    • The importance of correctly inflated tyres and the condition and type of tyres
    • Road laws and the introduction of any new laws 
    • Road Rage: what it is, why it happens, and how to avoid it 
    • Personal security whilst driving

    Fleet Safety and Defensive Driving Program key learning objectives:

    • Through practical driving exercises, become more ‘speed aware’, particularly in how the degree of vehicle control difficulty increases exponentially in relation to increases in vehicle speeds. 
    • Develop an understanding of basic vehicle dynamics, in emergency situations 
    • Learn to predict potential hazards, identify risky situations and minimise danger 
    • Understand the importance of keeping your vision high and maintaining sensible safety margins around your vehicle at all times 
    • Develop a positive and proactive attitude towards defensive driving

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