Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles

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3 Lessons
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Learn defensive driving strategies.

From the author: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.

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  1. Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers
  2. Defensive Driving For Car Drivers
  3. Quiz

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

Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles course excerpts

Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

This lesson will help you drive safely around smaller vehicles.
Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles Course - Lesson Excerpt

It's in the nature of the transportation and logistics industry to be in a rush.

Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

But, you should never let the pressure of tight deadline cause you to drive in a risky manner.

Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

It is your responsibility to minimize risks and undertake essential safety practises in order to avoid accidents and dangerous situations on the road.

Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

Aiming High One of the most important defensive driving strategies for truck drivers is to aim high. This means looking further down the road in front of you thank you might think. As you might know already, big and heavy vehicles take longer to stop than a car does. Aiming high helps you to anticipate situations where you might have to slow down or stop, and will help you do avoid high risk situations.

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Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers

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Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

This lesson will show you how to drive safely around bigger vehicles such as trucks.
Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles Course - Lesson Excerpt

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

Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

You should be cautious when driving near trucks because they are bigger and heavier than normal cars.

Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

This means that they take longer to slow down and stop.

Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

Trucks are also long and higher off the ground, so drivers may have difficulty seeing you when you are too close to them and in their blindspot.

Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

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Defensive Driving For Car Drivers

Passing a truck can be difficult but there a few things you can do to make sure you pass by safely. Never stay on either side of a truck, the truck may not be able to see you alongside them. You should make sure there is enough clear space for you to move into and pass the truck. Once you move next to them, try to get past as quick as possible. Make sure your headlights are on so the driver can see you approaching, and turn on windshield wipers if it's raining.

Quiz

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Defensive Driving for Heavy Vehicles Course - Lesson Excerpt

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Quiz

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