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Driving Defensively For CDL/Large Vehicle Drivers: The Basics

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Driving Defensively For CDL/Large Vehicle Drivers: The Basics

When you drive defensively, you’re always looking for the kind of trouble you can “defend” yourself against. This course teaches the fundamentals of defensive driving for large vehicle drivers. As SafeMotorist explains, defensive driving is essentially driving in a manner that utilizes safe driving strategies to enables motorists to address identified hazards in a predictable manner. These strategies transcend instruction on basic traffic laws and procedures.

This CDL/large vehicle driver course introduces you to defensive driving. It covers the mental aspects of defensive driving, trip preparedness, use of headlights, negotiating curbs and downgrades, turns and intersections, and other techniques of benefit.

Use this course among your drivers to facilitate an understanding of safe and effective defensive driving.

Video on Demand   This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 30 days to complete the course

The course is geared toward those who are responsible for the safe and effective operation of large or heavy vehicles, or those looking to obtain or who have recently earned their commercial driver’s license (CDL).

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • The Mental Side Of Driving Defensively
  • Preparing For Your Trip
  • Hitting The Road
  • Using Your Headlights
  • Negotiating Curves And Downgrades
  • Right-of-Way, Lane Control And Passing
  • Turns And Intersections
  • Conclusion

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