Defensive Driving Course Level 1, Full Day - Sandown, Melbourne

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  • Defensive Driving Course Level 1, Full Day - Sandown, Melbourne

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.

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  • Description
    • Level up your driving skills with a full day defensive driving course
    • Bring your car and learn through theory and practical lessons
    • Perfect for P-Platers, Corporate Fleet, Court Order, and Learners (with a licensed driver)

    Take your driving to the next level with this full day Level 1 Defensive Driver course at Melbourne's Sandown Raceway, where you'll be taken through crucial vehicle dynamics, road safety and driving skills by experienced instructors. You'll complete the day course in your own car, and go through theoretical and hands-on practical lessons throughout the course.

    This Defensive Driver course is perfect for developing better on road driving skills and techniques in inexperienced drivers, as well as helping more experienced drivers to correct old habits and improve judgement and reactions. Whatever car you're driving, the skills and insights you'll pick up in this session will make you a much safer and more proactive driver. 

    The interactive classroom component covers key principals, including:

    • How driver attitudes, motivations, and risk-taking behaviour can affect safety
    • Analysis of vehicle safety systems
    • Choosing a safe car
    • Basic vehicle dynamics theory
    • Speeding, drugs and alcohol, fatigue management and driver distractions
    • How to apply defensive driving techniques
    • Tyre inflation and condition
    • Road laws and new laws

    The practical component covers:

    • Basic vehicle dynamics
    • Systems of car control (seating, vision and steering)
    • Braking techniques
    • Raising driver awareness in relation to speed
    • Reaction times and stopping distances 
    • Learning how your vehicle reacts in emergency situations
    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 Licensed 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
    • Lunch and drinks
    • Spectators are not permitted

    What is Supplied

    • Full day defensive driving course
    • Professional tuition from experienced instructors
    • Course equipment
    • Certificates for course graduates
    • Tea and coffee

    More Information

    • Arrival no later than 8am for an 8.15am start and roughly 4pm finish

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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Location

Sandown Raceway (Melbourne)

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