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Defensive Driving Online Course


This Defensive Driving online course teaches the six components of the SAFER System of Defensive Driving: Space, Attitude, Foresight, Eyesight, and Responsibility and will benefit all employees and family members who have a driver’s license. This course will teach you how to drive safely and help prevent accidents. Upon successful completion of this Defensive Driving online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

Defensive Driving Online Course

With our Defensive Driving Online Course, you will learn:

  • SAFER System of Defensive Driving
  • Most common collisions
  • Following too close
  • Backing up
  • Intersections
  • Wildlife collisions
  • Fatigue
  • Advanced driving
  • Ditch entry and recovery
  • Vision
  • Emergency braking
  • Skid control
  • Collision avoidance
  • Complacency

Course Duration

Approximately 4 hours

Course Assessment

Testing conducted throughout this Defensive Driving Online Course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A passing mark of 80% must be achieved to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the 80% pass mark is not achieved.

Certificate of Completion for Defensive Driving Online Training

Upon successful completion of this Defensive Driving Course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

General Tips:

A good defensive driver will:

  • Maintain adequate distance around the vehicle and is aware of what’s in the blind spot
  • Keep eyes scanning for traffic nearby and down the road.
  • Frequently checking mirrors for other vehicle positions
  • Be aware of possible danger in advance in case prevention action is required
  • Be ready to take corrective action due to the errors of other drivers
  • Give up the right of way if danger is avoided
  • Adjust driving behavior according to roads conditions, maintain an appropriate speed and take extra care.
  • Always wear a seatbelt
  • Always show courtesy to all road users
  • Never drink alcohol, use drugs or be impaired while driving
  • Always obey the speed limits
  • Never take risks or make sudden lane changes causing an unsafe and dangerous situation
  • Always keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one ahead
  • Avoid distractions associated with electronic devices such as phones and GPS
  • Never text and drive. Put the phone away for the trip so it is out of sight, out of reach and out of mind
  • Check traffic in all directions before entering an intersection

Click here for Defensive Driving tips from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation