Defensive Driver Training
What is Defensive Driving?
Defensive driving is a way of driving your vehicle that helps you avoid collisions and accidents by utilising a higher standard of observation and anticipation skills. Through defensive driver training, drivers should be able to anticipate and control situations to reduce their risk of being involved in an incident.
Defensive driver training upskills road users, helping to make them safe and responsible drivers. The training has a focus on improved control and awareness, promoting the driver to create a ‘safety bubble around’ their vehicle.
Improved driver safety is the main benefit of defensive driver training. Other advantages include improved fuel economy and less strain on vehicles. All of which can help save your business time and money.
All of our corporate driver training courses are delivered through our sister company Advanced Driving Academy.
What Can Defensive Driver Training Do For You?
Whether you’re self-employed and drive for work, or have a fleet of vehicles on the road, our Defensive Driver Training Course can have a wealth of benefits for your business. In the year ending June 2019, the number of lives lost on our roads was a staggering 1,870. This was a 4% increase on the previous year. It’s estimated that the cost to individual businesses due to road traffic accidents is on average of £6000 annually. Additionally, estimates suggest that 1 in 3 road traffic accidents involve people driving for work. It is our mission to work with you to lower these statistics.
Through our Defensive Driver Training Course, we can develop and upskill your employees to help them become safer drivers. With safer drivers, you will limit the risk of accidents occurring, allowing you to deliver your services without disruption.
Our training will not only make your employees safer drivers but will improve their skills as well. This will help them become more fuel-efficient drivers, and reduce the strain on your business’ vehicles. With uneconomical drivers using 30% more fuel on average, this can have a big impact on your business.
Our Defensive Driving Course is tailored to suit your business needs and driver availability. We can supply you just a basic check on a drivers credentials along with a risk assessment to a full defensive/fuel efficient driving presentation and practical one on one in vehicle training.
We can provide this service for cars, vans, minibuses, buses and trucks.
All our trainers hold the following two qualifications from the DVSA – (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency formerly DSA and DVLA) Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and Approved Fleet Registered Trainer (AFRT). All classroom presenters will also have a formal teaching qualification. Additionally, our trainers are advanced drivers having passed a recognised advanced driving qualification such as ROSPA or IAM and hold the diploma for advanced driving instruction.
Benefits of Driver Training
The benefits of Defensive Driver Training are numerous. By creating safer drivers, we can greatly reduce the risk of accidents occurring. Accidents can result in death.
Improving a driver’s skills can effectively reduce the risk of being involved in an incident. This not only limits the likelihood of a driver causing an accident, but trains them to properly manage, and avoid, an incident should a situation arise. Road accidents can be costly in a variety of different ways, and time off of the road can cost your business. Therefore, our courses are designed to not only train and protect your employees but also save you time and money.
By learning to drive defensively we can also reduce the risk posed by others. We will be using advanced observation techniques to improve what we see and understand how to better use anticipation to avoid incidents. By avoiding incidents, a business not only helps prevent road deaths and injury but also the associated costs that can be incurred. Just a few examples are repair costs, insurance premiums, staff off work, replacement vehicles etc.
We can reduce fuel costs by up to 20% simply by educating drivers on fuel efficient driving. How much is 20% of your annual fuel bill?
Additionally, defensive drivers can reduce maintenance costs by being shown how to drive in a manner that is sympathetic to the vehicle.
Explore Our Range Of Corporate Driver Training Courses
If you would like to find out more about our Defensive Driving Course, we would love to hear from you. Let us help drive your business forward, with our bespoke training courses designed to suit your needs.