Improve Fleet Safety with Targeted Defensive Driving Courses
Reduce accidents fleet-wide with a program that focuses on safe driving behavior
Practice Makes Perfect
Test drivers regularly to improve long-term learning and retention. Through Pulse Training, you can assign courses monthly, biweekly or weekly.
Train For Every Learning Type
Accommodate different learning styles by explaining the problem, proving it with stats, then showing the solution with HD video—all using local content.
Testing core concepts each week dramatically improves learning and retention. We’ll even remind drivers of overdue lessons to improve compliance.
OUR DEFENSIVE DRIVER TRAINING IS THE MOST ADVANCED PROGRAM OF ITS KIND.
FleetDefenseSM trains the way adults learn best, testing drivers not just once, but at regular intervals—and in a modular design you can customize with local content to target specific collisions.
- Every driver can assign the training to a family member—free of charge
- All modules take less than 20 minutes to complete
- All modules use real-life video footage, which drivers prefer over cartoon-like, computer animation
- Modules feature local content, footage and languages from over 70 countries
- Clients routinely see up to a 60% reduction in collisions, coupled with a dramatic reduction in the severity of their collisions
- Custom training modules can be developed quickly and cost effectively
- The system automatically corresponds via email with trainees, reminding them of upcoming modules—significantly improving compliance and results
Used by over 1 million drivers worldwide, the FleetDefenseSM training library is the most extensive in the industry, covering speeding, intersection safety, distractions, fatigue, and much more.
Safe Driving in Adverse Weather
In bad weather, driving conditions can leave motorists with few options to steer or control a vehicle, while their view of traffic or the road can be severely compromised. This course discusses skid control, safe braking techniques, and other defensive skills to ensure safety when driving conditions deteriorate.
Avoiding Failure-to-Yield Collisions
Right-of-way laws help to reduce the risk of an accident, and defensive driving skills are just as critical to yield safely. In this course, drivers will explore defensive techniques to scan traffic for potential hazards, and learn how space can provide a cushion to avoid others who fail to yield safely in traffic.
Business drivers must contend with the dangers of driving at intersections every day. This course discusses the brake cover technique, space and speed management, and other defensive strategies to improve a driver’s safety at every stage of navigating an intersection.
Parking and Backing Safety
Driving in reverse poses distinct challenges, and parking lots leave little room for error. This course highlights key defensive parking strategies to identify low-risk spaces, and also examines ways to maximize the view around a vehicle when a driver has few options for safe parking.
Speed dramatically increases a crash’s impact on vehicle occupants, and is a factor in almost every risk taken on the road. This course explores the effect of speed on stopping distance and crash injuries, and offers defensive driving tips to help motorists choose safety over rushing to save time.
Seatbelts and Airbags
The consequences of not wearing a seat belt often hit home when it is too late. Seat belts and airbags work together to save lives, and this course explains why using a vehicle’s safety equipment correctly—every time—may be the best decision that a driver ever makes.
The risk of an accident multiplies every time we divide our attention on the road, yet some drivers dismiss the facts on texting and other driving distractions, believing they can multitask without peril. This fleet safety course explains what is meant by distracted driving, and discusses ways to avoid distractions behind the wheel.
The effects of fatigue on driving can leave motorists unaware and unable to respond to danger. This course addresses the causes of drowsy driving accidents, discussing how sleep impairs judgment, vision, and reaction time, and also provides fatigue management skills to avoid driving while tired.
Driver mistakes and vehicle breakdowns are impossible to predict. Without space, motorists could be unprepared for sudden traffic changes, so this course explains how maintaining a safe following distance, or preserving space on at least one side, can leave drivers a way out of danger.
Proper Lane Changes and Mirrors
Weaving through traffic or failing to check mirrors before a lane change increases everyone’s risk. In this course, drivers will learn how to change lanes safely with defensive techniques that highlight proper mirror adjustment, space and speed management, and safe lane discipline.
A roundabout’s rules, exits and proper lane discipline can easily overwhelm an unprepared motorist. Emphasizing safe driving skills, this course assesses the main conflict points at roundabouts, and provides critical defensive tips to navigate these traffic circles safely.
Safe Highway Driving
Highways are built to be fast, but their smooth turns and lack of traffic obstructions can also encourage unsafe driving behaviors, such as fatigue or speeding. With a focus on lane discipline and speed management, this course highlights important defensive techniques to help drivers manage the risks of highway driving.
Safe Driving in Construction Zones
Roadwork can turn a familiar route into an unpredictable, dangerous maze, with construction vehicles, narrow lanes and aggressive drivers leaving minimal room for error. In this course, drivers will learn defensive driving techniques to cope with roadwork delays, including route planning, taking special care around workers, and staying focused.
Alcohol, Drugs and Driving
Driving under the influence is one of the worst choices a driver can make. Impaired drivers are 17 times more likely to be killed in a crash, and this course discusses the
facts about drunk driving and drugs, including ways to spot others who drive impaired, and how to prevent drug- and alcohol-related accidents.
Avoiding Collisions with Pedestrians and Cyclists
Unpredictable and often hard to spot, pedestrians and cyclists have almost no protection in a crash. In this course, drivers will learn why collisions with pedestrians and cyclists occur, and how staying alert and giving all road users space can help to avoid a simple, tragic mistake.
Sharing the Road with Large Trucks
Large trucks weigh up to 30 times more than cars, and being difficult to handle, they have massive blind spots no one should enter. A car often pays the price in a blind maneuver, so this course explains how to avoid a truck’s “no-zones” with space and speed management, lane discipline, and other defensive techniques to share the road safely.
Safe Driving at Night
Hazards can be cloaked in darkness during nighttime hours, when drivers are also more likely to be fatigued, impaired, or speeding. With the dangers of driving often magnified at night, this course highlights simple techniques to improve a driver’s view of the road and visibility to others.
Safely Navigating Rural Roads
Unlike urban streets and highways, rural roads often lack adequate road features to keep drivers safe. The absence of traffic might even encourage a false sense of security, but this course explains why driving in rural areas is dangerous, and how to contend with tight curves or turns, loose road surfaces, and confusion about right-of-way rules at intersections.
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 drivers avoid aggression on the road.
Anticipating the Other Motorist
Sudden, unexpected hazards may leave 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.
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 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.
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.
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.