Defensive Driving Training - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

Based on the results of the Hazard Perception Evaluation assessment, each driver receives their own, custom training program of defensive driver training modules.
This defensive driving program has been designed to address a fleet’s top crash causes. Each lesson targets common errors made every day by drivers on our roadways.
Each module is designed to take only 15-20 minutes to complete and consists of four easy to follow steps:

  • Step 1: Understand the Problem
  • Step 2: Know the Stats
  • Step 3: Watch the Video
  • Step 4: Complete the Quiz

    Defensive Driving Training

    Module Library

    Alcohol, Drugs & Driving

    This module looks into the #1 cause of collisions today, impaired driving. Participants will learn: how drinking impairs motor skills, consequences (for the driver and the employer) of driving impaired and certain clues to look for if another driver may be impaired

    Avoiding Collisions with Pedestrians and Cyclists

    This module teaches drivers the danger pedestrians and cyclists pose to drivers. The participant will learn why collisions with pedestrians and cyclists occur and techniques to keep all road users safe.

    Deadly Distractions

    This module takes a look into potentially deadly distractions which may occur behind the wheel. Drivers will learn about: the hazard of driving while using a cell phone, the most common distractions on the road and how minimize and avoid them while driving.

    Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions

    This module teaches participants how to adjust their driving according to weather conditions. Areas of focus include: main contributors to weather-related collisions, the effect of black ice and how to avoid traffic mishaps in snow and rain.

    Drowsy Driving

    This module looks at the perils of drowsy driving, as well as ways to stay alert behind the wheel. Key learning objectives include: characteristics of fatigue, main contributors to drowsiness, some warning signs of fatigue and how to avoid drowsy driving.

    Escape Routes

    This module examines one of the most important defensive driving techniques, creating escape routes. Once completed, drivers will understand: why escape routes are important and how to create and maintain them in traffic.

    Failure to Yield

    This module is designed to help drivers recognize and avoid fail to yield collisions. Key learning includes: common failure to yield mistakes, when to yield the right of way and the three most important skills used to avoid these collisions.

    Junctions

    This module teaches drivers the proper techniques in order to safely approach and travel through junctions. Participants can expect to learn: why junctions are so dangerous, common reasons for collisions at junctions and advice for turning at junctions

    Lane Changes

    This module teaches drivers proper lane changing techniques. Key learning objectives include: common mistakes made by drivers while changing lanes, the two second following distance rule and a simple 5 step procedure to changing lanes.

    Parking Lots and Backing

    This module is designed to instruct drivers on proper parking and backing techniques. It covers: hazards of parking and backing, common parking lot collisions and five defensive parking techniques.

    Roundabouts

    This module teaches drivers the proper techniques in order to safely navigate roundabouts. Participants can expect to learn: what to do when you approach a roundabout,aspects of a roundabout you should be cautious of and how to successfully handle mini-roundabouts.

    Safe Driving at Night

    This module is designed to teach drivers the ins and outs of driving at night. Since collision fatalities are 3 times as likely at night, participants will learn: the dangers of night driving, the effects of glare and limited visibility and tips on how to stay safe while driving at night.

    Safe Driving in Construction Zones

    This module educates participates as to why construction zones are dangerous. Participants will learn what driving behaviors to avoid near or inside construction zones as well as how to safely emerge from a construction zone.

    Safe Freeway Driving

    This module teaches drivers about some of the main causes of highway collisions as well as safe highway driving techniques. Some of these techniques include: safe merging, freeway speed, acceleration and reaction time, space cushioning, safe lane changes and safe exiting maneuvers.

    Safely Navigating Rural Roads

    This module provides drivers with an in depth look at why rural roads are so dangerous. Key learning
    includes: common mistakes drivers make on rural roads and tips for safe driving in the countryside

    Seat Belts and Airbags

    This module examines the two most important safety features of any vehicle; the seatbelts, and
    the airbags. Participants will learn: the proper way to buckle up, how to avoid the airbag’s danger zone and how to get the maximum safety out of both of them.

    Sharing the Road with Large Trucks

    This module looks at big trucks and their presence on the road. Learning objectives include: how to
    steer clear of a trucks “no zones”, why a truck needs more room on the road and 6 defensive driving strategies to employ while sharing the road with 18-wheelers.

    Speeding

    This module examines the most common mistake made on the road today, speeding. The participant will learn: how speeding affects the control over a vehicle, how it affects total stopping distance and why the ‘other guy’ on the road should be taken into consideration.

    Advanced Defensive Driving Training

    Module Library

    Maneuvering in Tight Spaces

    Parking areas can be challenging to navigate, and misjudging the space a vehicle needs can lead to costly fender-benders and minor scrapes. With a focus on defensive parking strategies, this fleet safety course explains how to identify low-risk areas and monitor space at all four corners around a vehicle.

    Avoiding the Worst Collisions at Intersections

    Accidents at intersections account for nearly half of all road injuries and deaths. This course discusses the factors contributing to the three worse types of crashes at intersections, and provides key defensive driving techniques to improve safety when either turning or crossing through an intersection.

    Avoiding Rear-end Collisions

    One of the most common crash types, rear-end collisions can leave a professional driver with severe injuries ranging from whiplash to death. In this course, drivers will explore techniques to better manage their speed and space, such as properly scanning the road, maintaining a safe following distance, and practicing safe lane discipline.

    Onboard Technology Distractions

    Navigational tools and other in-vehicle technology can interfere with a professional driver’s focus on the road. This course explains how to minimize potential in-vehicle distractions, and why it is important to rely on safety, not technology, to manage the complex tasks of driving.

    Anticipating the Other Motorist

    Driving hazards can leave a professional driver only seconds to act. With an emphasis on defensive driving skills, this course explains how right-of-way mistakes can lead to unpredictable, often dangerous situations, and why it is important to identify problems early and use space to avoid hazards

    Aggressive Driving

    Fuelled by anger or frustration, aggressive drivers become a hazard by ignoring right-of-way rules, weaving through traffic, and speeding. This course discusses common behaviors associated with aggressive driving, and how managing speed and space, as well as emotions, can help professional drivers avoid aggression on the road.