Defensive Driving

This online Defensive Driving Awareness course informs you on how to safely operate your vehicle in all weather conditions, perform vehicle maintenance, and prepare yourself mentally for driving.


Driving is an essential part of our daily life and, most of the time, we get to our destination safely. But one mistake, and our lives—and those of others—could be changed forever. With more cars on the road and increasingly stressed drivers, each one of us must take responsibility for ensuring the safety and welfare of others. We may have different skill levels depending on our experience, but—as road conditions change—being a good driver requires that we continually sharpen our skills with knowledge and practice. Most importantly, we need to have the right attitude. An alert, proactive, safety-first approach and attitude can make any road travel safer for ourselves and all others.

This online Defensive Driving Awareness course is composed of six modules. These modules include:

  • Module 1: What Is Defensive Driving?
  • Module 2: Vehicle Safety & Maintenance
  • Module 3: Distracted Driving
  • Module 4: Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Module 5: Collision Avoidance
  • Module 6: Winter Driving

Upon completion, you will be presented with a final exam to test your knowledge.


Being a defensive driver requires knowledge concerning all aspects of driving, vehicle maintenance, preparing yourself mentally, and much more! By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of maintaining the right attitude when behind the wheel
  • List the procedures and techniques required to ensure vehicle safety
  • Identify driving hazards and know how to avoid or handle them
  • Define distracted driving and list the associated risk
  • Describe how to follow, brake, steer, and reverse safely
  • Navigate lane changes and intersections safely
  • Identify circumstances and situations when you shouldn’t drive
  • Prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter and all adverse driving conditions


Approximately 60 minutes


A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion for this online Defensive Driving Awareness course. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.



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