Defensive Driving: The Basics

Defensive Driving: The Basics 

Many functions of your daily life probably require the use of a motor vehicle. This course will address your responsibility as a driver to ensure the safety of other individuals. In this course, you’ll learn how to identify potential hazards while driving, and a number of defensive driving techniques.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-DDTB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Define defensive driving.
Identify the leading causes of preventable accidents.
Describe what makes a vehicle safe to drive.
Demonstrate five defensive driving techniques.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Making Safe Choices A. Meet Maria B. What Is Defensive Driving? C. What Makes A Vehicle Safe To Drive? D. Loading And Securing Passengers E. Seat Belt F. Follow All Traffic Rules G. Safe Distance H. Unloading Passengers I. Let’s Review J. Summary Section 3: Leading Causes Of Motor Vehicle Accidents And How To Prevent Them A. Road Rage B. Responding To Aggressive Driving C. Distracted Driving D. Drowsy Driving E. Impaired Driving F. Impaired Driving Behaviors G. Defensive Driving Tips H. Let’s Review I. Intersection Safety J. Changing Lanes K. Driving In Adverse Weather Conditions L. Driving In Rain And Fog M. Driving In Snow And Ice N. Alison’s Decision O. Summary Section 4: In Case Of A Breakdown Or Accident A. Breakdowns And Accidents Happen B. Responding To An Accident C. Let’s Review D. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary

Staff Writer: Chris Martin, BS, BA
Chris is a writer and editor at Relias. He holds a national safety and health credential from OSHA's Directorate of Training and Education. Disclosure: Chris Martin, BS, BA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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