Earn 0.1 CEUs

This course reviews the principles of defensive driving in order to make you a safer, more aware commercial driver. In this course, you will do the following:

  • Study the definition and habits of defensive driving 
  • Explore how traffic laws keep us safe 
  • Practice identifying road hazards and appropriate defensive actions
  • Participate in simulations involving passing and turning
  • Practice scanning for potential risks

This course was designed in conjunction with our friends at the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

It features:

  • Interactive content
  • Quizzes and assessments
  • Simulated environments

Why It's Important

Data shows that motor vehicle collisions claim thousands of lives every year in America. In 2014, over 32,000 people were killed. In the record-high years of 1972 and 73, the number of deaths was over fifty-four thousand. The National Safety Council states that 54 percent of all crashes are due to driver error. The single most common cause of a collision is improper driving. A defensive driver avoids these kinds of errors and is prepared to handle the errors of others.

In short, defensive driving is important because it keeps you alive.