Corporate Risk Reduction – Defensive Driving for Fleet Drivers

CPD-2.1    THINK – The professional driver (theory)                 (full day)

This program is based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and will provide the drivers with the tools and understanding that will lead to a change in their driver behaviour. Drivers learn that the driving environment is constantly changing and that our driver personalities have an immense contribution as to how we interpret information. We all see hazards differently and how we respond to our advancing technology in automobiles and increasing traffic density all contribute to these changes. Techniques used to manage this change can have a significant impact on a driver’s chances of being able to mitigate risk. Through the utilization of basic vision, space and communication skills, drivers learn how they can be effectively applied to reduce the chances of being involved in a collision.

Learning outcomes:
•    To understand how attitudes and personality affects your driving
•    To understand how to manage conflict and distractions reducing the risk of collisions while driving
•    To understand how the H.T.A. and the C.V.O.R. process affects them and the company
•    To understand vehicle dynamics regarding weight transfer and speed
•    To understand how crashes and demerit points effect their lives / values
•    To understand how “driving green” helps the environment and the pocketbook
•    To understand the 3 defensive driving keys

Method:
•    Facilitator led self-discovery and socratic methodology. (Based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Types Indicator)

Audio-visual aids:
•    Power point presentation “THINK – The professional driver”
•    Workbook included


 

CPD-2.2    The speeding personality (theory with an emphasis on speeding)     (1/2 day)

This program is designed as a remedial program for drivers that have speeding issues. The program is based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and will provide the drivers with the tools and understanding that will lead to a change in their driver behaviour. Drivers learn that the driving environment is constantly changing and that our driver personalities have an immense contribution as to how we interpret information. We all see hazards differently and how we respond to our advancing technology in automobiles and increasing traffic density all contribute to these changes. Techniques used to manage this change can have a significant impact on a driver’s chances of being able to mitigate risk.

Learning outcomes:
•    To understand how attitudes and personality affects your driving
•    To understand how to manage and reduce the risk of collisions while driving
•    To understand how the H.T.A. and the C.V.O.R. process affects them and the company
•    To understand vehicle dynamics regarding weight transfer and speed
•    To understand how crashes and demerit points effect their lives / values
•    To understand how “driving green” helps the environment and the pocketbook
•    To understand the 3 defensive driving keys

Method:
•    Facilitator led self-discovery and socratic methodology. (Based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Types Indicator)

Audio-visual aids:
•    Power point presentation “Speeding – THINK”

Time lines:
•    4 hours


 

CPD-2.3    The distracted personality (theory with an emphasis on distractions)     (1/2 day)

This program is designed as a remedial program for drivers that have distraction issues. The program is based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and will provide the drivers with the tools and understanding that will lead to a change in their driver behaviour. Drivers learn that the driving environment is constantly changing and that our driver personalities have an immense contribution as to how we interpret information. We all see hazards differently and how we respond to our advancing technology in automobiles and increasing traffic density all contribute to these changes. Techniques used to manage this change can have a significant impact on a driver’s chances of being able to mitigate risk.

Learning outcomes:
•    To understand how attitudes and personality affects your driving
•    To understand how to manage conflict and distractions reducing the risk of collisions while driving
•    To understand how the H.T.A. and the C.V.O.R. process affects them and the company
•    To understand vehicle dynamics regarding weight transfer and speed
•    To understand how crashes and demerit points effect their lives / values
•    To understand how “driving green” helps the environment and the pocketbook
•    To understand the 3 defensive driving keys

Method:
•    Facilitator led self-discovery and socratic methodology. (Based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Types Indicator)

Audio-visual aids:
•    Power point presentation “Distractions – THINK”

Time lines:
•    4 hours


 

CPD-3.1     Backing (theory / practical)                                                                                          (½ day)

Most collisions are due to backing and maneuvering in confined spaces. This program is specifically designed to teach drivers the proper backing techniques for their company specific vehicle.

Theory: “Why we drive the way we do”

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how attitude affects our driving
  • To understand Provincial traffic laws and local traffic issues
  • To understand the needs of the professional driver
  • To understand and correct their own driving errors
  • To understand the 3 keys of defensive driving
  • To understand risk management

Audio-visual aids:

  • Power point “THINK – The professional driver”

Method:

  • Socratic

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Rodeo

  • Mirror adjustments, blind spots and blind areas
  • Pre-check and post-check
  • Roadside stop and cone placement
  • Position for best view
  • 45° reverse backing (blind side and sight side) with final quarter check
  • Off set reversing gates
  • “Ping-Pong” mirror scanning when reversing

Location:

  • Classroom and parking lot

Method: Demonstration, Coaching and discovery

  • Our “edutrainment” style training culminates in a great team building competitive ‘RODEO’ exercise complete with prizes for the winning team. These exercises are performed in actual company specific vehicles and are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience.

CPD-3.1.1 Theory and on-road    (theory / practical)                              (½ day)

This program is designed to mitigate your driver’s risks as well as to enhance their on-road driving skills; the program will cover the proper backing techniques for their company specific vehicle.

Theory: “Why we drive the way we do”

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how attitude affects our driving
  • To understand Provincial traffic laws and local traffic issues
  • To understand the needs of the professional driver
  • To understand and correct their own driving errors
  • To understand the 3 keys of defensive driving
  • To understand risk management

Audio-visual aids:

  • Power point “THINK – The professional driver”

Method:

  • Socratic

Location:

  • Classroom

On-road portion: The 3 keys of professional driving

Eyes: An interactive approach to understanding the role that the brain plays in interpreting what we see, especially in the traffic environment.

Five Risks: Identifying the five risk areas for collisions allows drivers to manage and minimize the risk and thus avoid potential collisions.

 Communication: Driving is a shared experience with others and we must be able to communicate with our partners on the road in such a way as to assist them in making the right choices.

Method:

  • Rolling classroom & CPD’s commentary driving

Location:

  • Parking lot, local roads and expressways

Method: Demonstration, Coaching and discovery


CPD-3.2     Backing and on-road (practical)                                                                                                (½ day)

This program is an entire “hands-on” practical training session; designed to solve your drivers backing problems as well as to enhance their on-road driving skills.

Learning outcomes:

  • The dynamics of the company specific vehicle in confined spaces
  • Their own current driving patterns and where needed correct them
  • The H.T.A and its role in driver safety 
  • The need for constant thought and concentration during the driving task
  • The 3 keys of basic driving and how to minimize their risk of collisions

On-road portion: The 3 keys of professional driving

Eyes: An interactive approach to understanding the role that the brain plays in interpreting what we see, especially in the traffic environment.

Five Risks: Identifying the five risk areas for collisions allows drivers to manage and minimize the risk and thus avoid potential collisions.

Communication: Driving is a shared experience with others and we must be able to communicate with our partners on the road in such a way as to assist them in making the right choices.

 

Method:

  • Rolling classroom & CPD’s commentary driving 

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Rodeo

  • Mirror adjustments, blind spots and blind areas
  • Pre-check and post-checks
  • Depth perception (front and rear)
  • Positioning for best view prior to reversing (blind side and sight side)
  • Double off-set reversing gates

Location:

  • Parking lot, local roads and expressways

Method: Demonstration, Coaching and discovery

  • These exercises carried out in actual company vehicles are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience Each driver well have the opportunity to learn the maneuvers demonstrated, providing them with the appropriate tools necessary to continue to practice their skills properly in their driving commitment. This short but very powerful training experience will have a great and lasting impact on all the participants.