Distracted Driving Program
In this module you may question a lot of your assumptions and how they influence the way you drive. Through interactive exercises you will see that the notion of multi-tasking, where a task is something that requires your conscious attention, is simply a myth. The various types of distraction -manual, visual and cognitive – and the myriad of forms they take in a vehicle are discussed. It will lead to a discovery of how distracted we are from devices in the vehicle that we know to be dangerous, to everyday things that we do that also take our attention away from the driving situation and increase the risk. This is part of an examination as to why drivers still drive distracted when they know that distraction is so dangerous. All this is directed towards you formulating practical measures to eliminate and reduce dangers from distractions in your own driving.
A variety of methods are used to assist the participants to come up with real measures to become safer drivers. Our distracted driving programs include both classroom and in-car components. The classroom portion utilizes group work, interactive exercises, photos, videos and discussion to develop a real understanding of the problem and measures that can be taken to deal with it. The on-road portion utilizes a distracted driving challenge performed at our private site to further illustrate the dangers of distracted driving. Following the driving challenge, the course then focuses attention on the utilization of defensive driving techniques and habits to deal with problems both in the participant’s own driving as well as that of other drivers who are often driving distracted.
Distracted Driving Program Plus
Driving is the most dangerous activity that the majority of the population engages in on a daily basis. It is the leading cause of death for everyone between the ages of 16 and 34 and accounts for more than three out of ten workplace fatalities. Given the dangers involved, driving clearly warrants our full and constant attention. A key to this is the development of sound defensive driving habits. Our Plus program includes everything in the program above with the addition of an on-road evaluation of your driving and feedback.
*Learning New Technologies and Evaluation Worksheet Included