Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles

Learn defensive driving strategies.

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About this course

Safety should never be an after thought and whilst driving a heavy vehicle there are safety measures that can be taken to ensure no accidents occur. This course will cover how you can minimise risks and what essential safety practices you must follow to avoid dangerous situations on the road. In this two-part, ineractive course you will learn how to safely drive a heavy vehicle and also how to drive near trucks whilst operating a smaller vehicle.

What you'll learn

  • Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers
  • Defensive Driving for Car Drivers

Course Content

  • Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

    This lesson will help you drive safely around smaller vehicles.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Video

    • Know Your Surroundings

    • When you see a hazard, you should slow down and prepare to stop.

  • Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

    This lesson will show you how to drive safely around bigger vehicles such as trucks.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Defensive Driving for Small Vehicle Drivers This lesson will show you how to drive safely around bigger vehicles such as trucks.

      Defensive Driving for Small Vehicle Drivers This lesson will show you how to drive safely around bigger vehicles such as trucks.
    • If you cannot see the side mirrors of a truck when it is front of you, you are driving too close to the truck.

    • Your passenger suggests that you should attempt to pass a truck on the road. Is it a wise suggestion?

  • Quiz

    Let's test what you've learned about defensive driving!

    Lesson Excerpts

    • These are the no-go zones. You should not drive in these areas when close to a truck or other heavy vehicle, because the driver will not be able to see you and is more likely to hit you if they have to stop quickly or swerve.

      These are the no-go zones. You should not drive in these areas when close to a truck or other heavy vehicle, because the driver will not be able to see you and is more likely to hit you if they have to stop quickly or swerve.
    • When you see a hazard, you should slow down and prepare to stop.

    • True or False?

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"Really enjoyed the Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles Course, I've done a few of these courses over the years and this was definitely one of the most engaging ones."

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