Defensive Driving Course Level 1 Full Day - Sandown, Melbourne

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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 Defensive Driving 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
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    Throughout this Defensive Driver Course in Melbourne, young and inexperienced drivers are strongly encouraged to develop better on-road defensive driving skills and more solid techniques. 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 improve your skills and ability levels.

    This one-day Defensive Driving Course Level 1 course at Sandown Raceway 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.

    Book your defensive driving program today.

    Where is Sandown Raceway? 

    Sandown Raceway is around 25 kilometres south-east of Melbourne CBD in the suburb of Springvale, Victoria.

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
  • 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.  You must supply your own car for this experience
    • 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
    • Hat, sunscreen and the Aerogard if it is hot, an umbrella if it’s raining
    • Lunch and 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

    Please be there no later than 8am. This experience starts at 8:15am and runs roughly to 4pm.

  • 298 Reviews
    298 Reviews
    4.5 out of 5

    The defensive driving course was outstanding and a benefit to everyone’s safety so well worth every cent. The instructor DAVE was amazing!

    Morris L   5 out of 5

    Gavin and Darren were fantastic instructors and very knowledgeable in their fields. Very friendly and more than happy to answer any questions no matter how silly they may be. Thanks.

    Dean G   5 out of 5

    The defense driving course was a good learning experience.

    Giuseppe B   4 out of 5

    The staff at Driver Dynamics were very knowledgeable and informative. Thank you to Darren and Kevin who ensured we as a group got the most out of the Defense Driving Course.

    Jessie   5 out of 5

    The day was really valuable and I am much more aware and proactive about driving safely. Dave was a great tutor, both for the practical exercises and the presentation. He was friendly and encouraging and made it easier to go outside my comfort zone. One slight niggle - at the beginning of the day we sat in our cars for at least 15 minutes until 8.45. I had no idea what was going on or how long we were going to be there. Apart from that it was all good.

    Susan M   4 out of 5

    I really appreciated the way that issues relating to gender were discussed and challenged by the classroom trainer. This is important because there is a lot of work that needs to be done unpacking gender stereotypes - especially when we are talking about safety and danger.

    Tim D   4 out of 5

    This course exceed my expectations. It was very enjoyable, informative and worthwhile. My son loved it. A big thank you to the team at Sandowne.

    Elizabeth   5 out of 5

    The instructors were really well informed and made the day enjoyable and very beneficial. I will be highly recommending this training with my family and friends. Hot tip: Throw another $10 on the price and include lunch.

    Alastair   4 out of 5

    was fun :)

    Mitchell   5 out of 5

    Dave was absolutely a legend on the day. Even though i kept answering his questions he saw the funny side of it... keep it up.

    John K   5 out of 5
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