Crash-Free Defensive Driving Course Brisbane
We are passionate about equipping drivers with low-risk defensive driving skills enabling them to become safer and more effective crash-free defensive drivers.
Our team is dedicated to:
- Delivering professional education and strives to be the leader in crash-free defensive driving courses
- Encouraging low risk defensive driving techniques, safer driver behaviours and promoting positive driver attitudes to protect you – the driver – your family, work colleagues, mates and other road users, and
- Providing a practical experience that incorporates technical knowledge of vehicles dynamics and key safety functions.
The greatest risks that drivers face while driving will be serious injury, or even death. Serious injuries can have a range of lifetime consequences.
Let’s look at some facts on road crash statistics that helps put the dangers of driving into perspective.
On average, four to five people are killed and approximately
220 people are hospitalised every day from road crashes on Australian roads.
Each year there are approximately:
- 600,000 reported road crashes
- 200,000 reported injuries as a result of road crashes
- 22,000 serious injuries requiring long term care and treatment, as a result of road crashes, and
- 300-400 new spinal cord injuries.
The number of serious crashes and deaths involving young drivers is truly frightening.
- Statistics show that 1 in every 3 drivers under 25 years of age will be involved in a car crash.
- Road crashes are the biggest killers of young people aged between 15-24 years.
- One of every four fatalities is a young person, yet they only make up 14 per cent of licensed drivers
It’s no secret.
- Then there’s the monetary cost of road crashes. It’s a staggering estimated $15 billion a year, at an average of $40 million a day.
- One serious injury, i.e. requiring hospital treatment, from a vehicle incident may cost up to $400,000
- One fatality from a vehicle crash can cost up to $1.8 million.
Hey, this won’t happen to me or anyone else I know. I’m a good driver …
it only happens to people who are bad or risky drivers.
If we are all good drivers, then why do our crash statistics demonstrate that, on average, every 22 minutes there is a fatality or serious injury on Australian roads?
The fact is:
Drivers are people, and people make mistakes. No one intends to be involved in a vehicle crash, but it happens – every day.
Some of us will live – perhaps with life-changing consequences – unfortunately some people do not survive.
The road toll is not just a series of statistics. It involves sudden loss, pain, suffering and financial hardship. It has changed the lives of thousands of Australian families forever.
What can you do?
Congratulations! You have already taken the first step by researching defensive driving courses. If you are considering buying a defensive driving course for a loved one, family members, mates or work colleagues, why not get involved and challenge yourself and join them?
Our Defensive Driving Course is practical, enjoyable, challenging, and educational.
Low risk defensive driving is choosing to reduce the risk in being involved in a vehicle crash – whether it is your fault or not – by driving to save lives, time and money. You learn to do this despite the prevailing conditions, and the actions of others.
The crash-free driver’s main goal – every time they drive – is to arrive at their destination crash- or incident-free. Crash-free driving is a mind-set and driving method.
That’s where our practical Low Risk Defensive Driving Course provides drivers with the
technical skills and crash-free knowledge to be a low risk, defensive driver.
We use a range of training activities to assist in this process, and we challenge participants’ knowledge, driving ability, reaction time and capacity to respond or react to differing driving situations at different speeds and time. We also cover those aspects that affect people’s driving behaviours, such as alcohol, drugs and fatigue. We use confronting true stories from people who live their lives with consequences of vehicles crashes.
It doesn’t matter if you drive a small sedan, a large family vehicle, a sports car, or a four-wheel drive vehicle … our Low Risk Defensive Driving Program is relevant for all vehicles.
All drivers, regardless of age, experience, confidence and skill level will benefit from this practical program … guaranteed! (Learners, P1, P2, girlfriend/boyfriend /mums/dads/ Grandma/Grandpa /corporate and professional drivers).
Our exceptional experienced and professional trainers will teach you vehicle mastery and control by simulating everyday driving conditions and emergency situations that could confront you at any time on any road conditions.
Participants are introduced to, and practise: emergency stopping and steering, and applying threshold braking and familiarising drivers with Anti-locking Braking System and Electronic Stability Control. This practical exercise takes trainees through stages to demonstrate their personal awareness, reaction time and to challenge their decision-making under controlled pressure situations. It enables them to understand and respect the two- to three- second following distances.
Our Low Risk Defensive Driving Program incorporates the competency Apply Safe Car Driving Behaviours. This involves high-level safe driving skills and knowledge required by drivers to enable them to apply safe driving behaviours.
It also includes higher order skills such as hazard perception, risk control, safe driving judgment, decision-making, multi-tasking, and safe driving attitudes. It incorporates this knowledge across a range of vehicles and driving situations.
Our Defensive Driving Course covers:
- Vehicle dynamics (including 2WDs, 4WDs and AWD vehicles) and key features such as electronic stability control, anti-locking brake system, traction control, air bags, seat belts
- Drivers’ seating positions, blind spots, turning circle and vehicle inspections
- Safety relating to tyre changing and to jump-starting a flat battery
- Reversing parking manoeuvres
- Emergency procedures (tyre blowout, vehicle fire, vehicle accident, brake failure)
- Low risk defensive driving techniques, scanning techniques
- Our three ‘what’s to driving’ hazards, types of accidents, system of vehicle control
- Accident avoidance and crash avoidance space
- General road rules-versus-defensive driving-versus-courtesy driving
- Drivers’ behaviours, distractions, road rage, alcohol and drug effects
- Fatigue management
- Vehicle dynamics, steering and cornering techniques, skid control (understeer and oversteer)
- Reaction time and stopping distances, and
- Emergency braking techniques (ABS and threshold).
We appreciate your time and motivation to have read this defensive driving course information, therefore we are always keen to discuss your concerns, answer questions and provide further information to you.