Course Summary:

It’s essential for church clergy members, staff, and volunteers to understand the most fundamental aspects of safe, defensive driving—especially when they have passengers in their vehicles. This 35-minute course will define defensive driving, identify the characteristics of skilled drivers, and help your congregation members avoid accidents on the road.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define defensive driving, why it is important, the benefits of driving defensively, and the basic elements of defensive driving
  • Identify the habits of a skilled driver, including tactics and techniques to keep you and your passengers safe
  • Understand the importance of making smart decisions and what these decisions entail
  • Understand why following too closely, driving aggressively, or allowing road rage to influence your decisions are poor driving choices

Key Topics Include:

  • What is Defensive Driving?
  • Why Drive Defensively?
  • Distracted Driving
  • Texting While Driving
  • Avoiding Accidents and Other Drivers
  • Curbing Speeding Tendencies
  • Reaction Times and Braking
  • Maintaining Your Vehicle
  • Driving in Rain and Fog
  • Preparing for Cold Weather Situations
  • Driving in Snow and Ice
  • Driving a Passenger Van
  • Road Rage and Aggressive Driving>
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • The Consequences of Drunk Driving
  • Dozing Off While Driving
  • Medications and Driving
  • Safe Driving Reminders