Why Drive Defensively?
Stay Safe
Defensive driving will deliver better safety outcomes by having both the RIGHT skills and RIGHT attitude while driving. It is not just about being the right number of car lengths behind another vehicle. The online defensive driving courses we offer will also cover this important topic.

Road Tolerance
Having a defensive driving attitude impacts the risk tolerance for all drivers. The personal factors, stress, and actions of other drivers all play a role in our driving attitude. Having the right attitude teaches drivers to better understand and self-manage stressors and distractions to maintain a clear and objective decision-making capability while driving. A good driving attitude will also help avoid impulsive “unsafe” driving maneuvers.

Qualify and get the Best Vehicle Insurance Rate
In Canada, vehicle insurance is required to operate a vehicle. If a driver has a bad driving record due to many traffic violations and/or accidents, the driver may not be able to get vehicle insurance. This will also make it more difficult to be hired as a professional driver!!! Practicing defensive driving will help avoid being in this bad situation, will lower vehicle operating costs, and most importantly enable the driver to legally operate their vehicle.

Reduce Vehicle/Driver Operating Expenses
Defensive driving can help reduce vehicle operating costs. In the long run, having defensive driving habits help reduce vehicle maintenance and repairs. Having a good driving record/history will lower insurance rates for the business and driver, avoid vehicles accidents, reduce associated costs, and avoid potential lawsuits.

Reduced Vehicle Repairs
Not only does defensive driving make you safer on the road, but it is also better for your vehicle’s maintenance. Being an aggressive driver usually means spending more time slamming brakes wearing down brake pads and tires more quickly. When driving aggressively (i.e. hard acceleration), this will also impact gas mileage. Being a defensive driver will also mean fewer problems and disruptions with the use of your vehicle.

We offer a number of defensive driving courses based on proven principles including the Thinking Driver and the SAFER Defensive Driving Program. The awarding winning comprehensive Thinking Driver Program (see below) combines driver skills with attitudes.

SAFER Defensive Driving System

SAFER defensive driving training is also an excellent program for all types of drivers, but has a special focus on company drivers. SAFER stands for Space, Attitude, Foresight, Eyesight and Responsibility. This online course is a condensed (4 hour) version of our full Defensive Driving Program and contains all the course information from that course. It is an excellent course for those wanting a quality defensive driving course online. Want to learn more about the SAFER Defensive Driving Program?

Thinking Driver Course Information

This online Defensive Driving Fundamentals and Attitudes course is the most comprehensive course offering that provides your family or employees, with the best and most current training for defensive driving techniques and, more importantly, driving attitudes.  This defensive driving safety course is suitable for all drivers, especially those who want to improve their driving skills.  The course delivers essential foundational principles useful for “new” or young drivers. This course will not disappoint you!

This defensive driving program online combines all course content from our Defensive Driving Attitudes course and Defensive Driving Fundamentals course in a bundled program at a reduced cost. This is the most cost-effective solution to provide you, your family and your employees with the most current and essential driving education.

This defensive driving  safety course was developed by internationally recognized road safety, driver psychology and training expert, Thinking Driver Founder, Spencer McDonald. This course was developed in consultation with law enforcement, occupational health and safety professionals, eLearning experts and world-class driver trainers. Make this course your first choice for a defensive driving program! Your drivers will be better prepared to prevent dangers and accidents on the road and will lead to a 90% reduction in at-fault accidents according to Thinking Driver. This course is suitable for all drivers, including “new” and young drivers, to help them reinforce “proper” driver skills and develop an exemplary driver attitude!!!

*Source: Technical Safety BC (90% reduction in at-fault accidents between 2011 and 2015 using Thinking Driver training courses

Updated Content and Engaging

This defensive driving safety course is media-rich and was completely updated in 2020. It will engage learners using very interactive on-screen activities including quizzes, click to discover facts, video, audio commentary and much more. Course content has also been updated to include Avoiding Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving including Cannabis, Driver Fatigue, and updated videos. The course is intuitive and easy to use for all learner types. Interesting, fun, and informative, feedback provided by students who completed this course has been very positive.

Driving Attitudes

Driving attitude directly impacts the risk tolerance for both professional and non-professional drivers. Personal factors, stress, other issues, and the actions of other drivers all play a role in our attitude. The defensive driving training module teaches drivers to better understand and self-manage stressors and distractions such to maintain an objective and clear decision-making capability while driving.  A good driving attitude will help to avoid impulsive, disrespectful, and “road rage” type behaviors which increase driving risk, attract complaints, or cause accidents. Having the best driving attributes will dramatically reduce the probability of having an incident or accident. This is especially true when drivers reduce their speed, observe highway rules and laws, and demonstrate road courtesy with other road users.

When drivers understand their own psychology and “hot buttons”, they learn how to self-manage their emotions and they are able to reduce their risk tolerance even in very stressful road situations or when provoked by other drivers.

Driver Fundamentals

This online defensive course is unlike any other defensive driving course online! This course introduces Thinking Driver’s proprietary 5 Fundamentals of Defensive Driving: 1) Think and Look Ahead, 2) Anticipate Hazards, 3) Keep Your Options Open, 4) Manage the Risk, and 5) Control with Finesse

This course was developed by the internationally recognized, award-winning Thinking Driver defensive driving program. The Thinking Driver defensive driving concepts are fine-tuned to a clear and focused driver safety system by Thinking Driver founder, Spencer McDonald.  These 5 fundamentals form the skill set required to drive incident-free for a lifetime. Using this program has resulted in up to 90% reductions in incident rates*

Volume pricing is available.

Modules Cover

Module 1: Driving Attitudes Module

  • Understanding Triggers
  • Managing Driving Stress
  • Anger
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Emotional IQ

Module 2: Five Fundamentals of Defensive Driving

  • Think and Look Ahead
  • Anticipate Hazards
  • Keep Your Options Open
  • Manage the Risk
  • Control with Finesse

Course Standards

Duration Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Passing Grade: Testing is conducted throughout the course designed to reinforce the information presented in this online course. Students are provided three attempts to complete the course to achieve a passing grade of 80% or greater.

Certificate: Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. You can access your certificate through your online account.

What Will I Learn?

  • Recognize situations & actions of other drivers and develop tolerance towards other drivers
  • What drivers can do to reduce/manage stress and their reaction to it
  • How to use simple and effective anger management tools while driving
  • Understanding and resolving aggressive driving behaviors
  • Resolving bad situations in a positive way
  • How to maintain superior vision and observation
  • How to recognize the hazards in the environment and understand how to mitigate risk
  • Managing space around the vehicle
  • How best to manage risks both in and outside the vehicle
  • Developing superior vehicle control

This Course is For

All professional and non-professional road users:

  • Employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job where safe driving is essential for the occupation.
  • All road users that are looking to reinforce their skills with essential foundational driving skills
  • “New” or young drivers who require proven foundational driving skills, attitudes and habits for a lifetime of safe driving.

System Requirements

This online defensive driving course is universally compatible on computers and mobile devices. The course is created using standards that will allow the online course to play on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including smartphone and tablets.

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Includes

  • Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes on-demand (self-paced) course
  • Access on computer and mobile device
  • Digital Certificate of Completion

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