National Safety Council driver improvement courses:


· 4, 6 & 8-hour Defensive Driving Courses. - Participation in a DDC program can dramatically reduce violations and collision rates. Driving related incidents can have a human and financial impact on companies and families: e.g. loss of life, loss of quality of life, medical costs, insurance cost, liability costs, property damage costs, loss of productivity, loss of wages, retraining time and cost, overtime to replace injured or killed employee temporarily or permanently, moral issues related to the loss or a co-workers, friend or loved one, the list goes on and on.

· Coaching the Mature Driver (6-8 hour course). - Designed for the specific concerns of drivers over the age of 55. As times change, mature drivers must not only adapt to many technological innovations, they must learn to compensate for the physical changes they experience.

· Alive at 25 (4-hour course). - A unique driver training program that speaks directly to young people about the dangers they face while driving. Participants are actively involved in frank, open discussions about peer pressure, attitudes, substance abuse, rules of the road, and taking responsibility. and they see the real consequences others their age faced after being involved in a crash - jail time, disability, even death.

· Coaching the Van Driver II ( 4-hour course with optional 30 minute modules on transporting cargo or transporting passengers). - Many organizations assume that van driving is the same as driving a car, and expect their employees (or volunteers) to assume van-driving responsibilities without any training. The fact is most commercial vans are very different from passenger cars - they're bigger, heavier, have larger blind spots, and require longer following and stopping distances. This program shows drivers how to compensate for these differences and help keep them on the road and on the job.

· Professional Truck Driver (4 or 6-hour courses with supplemental modules to make 8 hours). - This defensive driving course was written for professional truck drivers by professional truck drivers. The goal is to provide these drivers with the knowledge and defensive driving strategies required to drive collision- and citation-free. The course focuses on collision prevention through hazard recognition and application of collision-avoidance techniques.

· Behind the Wheel: One-on-One Coaching. - This program evaluates your drivers out on the road and makes sure they use what they know about defensive driving principles. It can be used as a refresher course for all driver or to improve problem-driver skills.

· DDC Instructor Development Courses (3 1/2 days). - Instructor development for National Safety Council courses that require certified instructors. Certification is needed to purchase and present DDC 4, 6, or 8, Alive at 25, or Professional Truck Driver. Certified instructors enable creation of a private training sub-agency within your company to train your employees.

· Transporting passengers with Special Needs. - Since the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of organization to provide training for those who transport special needs passengers. Today's driver must learn defensive driving techniques and safe passenger assistance procedures. Through individual and "Driver Learning Team" exercises, group discussion, and hands-on demonstrations, trainees actively participate in the learning process.