The Driver Essentials course consists of 15 online training modules that cover the core components that are essential to driving safely – focusing on driver checks, driver awareness, driver behaviour and driver wellbeing.
Your driving, like any skill, is either improving or declining. Learn how you can continuously improve your driving by focusing on key skills: risk awareness, hazard perception, anticipation, alertness, vehicle control and scanning.
The correct driving position improves driver control, reduces inattention and fatigue, prevents back pain and RSI and lowers the risk of injury in a crash. Learn position pointers and the simple steps to adjust a vehicle to suit your frame.
A handbag or briefcase might one day threaten your life. People get killed or seriously injured in otherwise survivable crashes by objects inside their vehicles. Discover the checklist you should go through to ensure your car doesn’t turn into a lethal weapons arsenal in a crash.
Eyes Up Driving
To stay fully aware of everything going on around you while you’re driving, you need to scan in a systematic cycle. Learn the #1 expert driving secret, known to all professionals from truck drivers to racing drivers.
Mobile phones and cars don’t mix — no, not even hands-free. Discover why these ubiquitous tools are so dangerous, and the best tips to sharply reduce risk without completely cutting yourself off from the modern world.
Night driving comes with many additional risks and hazards. Driving at night makes it harder to see, so your reaction times are reduced, therefore the chance of road accidents are higher. Learn what you need to do to stay safe when driving at night.
Driver fatigue is one of the hidden killers on our roads. Learn how to recognise the signs of fatigue and the onset of its result, drowsiness, how to avoid it from occurring, and what to do if you do experience it while driving.
Drugs and Alcohol
The law is one thing. Safety is another - the law does not tell you whether you’re fit to drive, only whether it is legal for you to drive. Learn the pitfalls of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol - even legal prescription drugs - and the best strategy for staying safe.
Does driving faster really get you there any sooner? The truth might surprise you. A speed is safe when you allow for the driving conditions and can stop in the visible distance ahead. Discover the factors that affect these two crucial safety measures, and the influence they have - separately, and in combination - on your safety and your fuel consumption.
Intersection crashes are the third most common cause of road deaths and serious injuries. Find out the leading causes of intersection crashes, and learn the skills that will keep you and other road users safe.
An emergency stop should never be necessary. But if it is, it needs to be a good one — which is more difficult than you think. Find out how to do this safely, check out some of the facts and myths around ABS and, most importantly, learn the best ways to avoid ever needing to use this advice.
Tyres and Suspension
The footprint of an average car tyre is no bigger than the sole of a man’s sport shoe. Those 4 footprints are the only thing keeping your car from hurtling off the road. Suspension, too, plays a major role in road safety. Learn how to recognise what’s unsafe, and what to do about it.
A major factor in an estimated 25% of all crashes, distractions come in many forms, sometimes occurring suddenly, sometimes slowly taking over your attention. Learn practical ways you can avoid contributing to this statistic.
We all want to save money, and you’ll be amazed to find out just how much you can save if you approach your driving from an economy perspective. Learn how to save on fuel and wear-and-tear costs - and how to reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.
Now that you’ve successfully completed the SharpDrive Drivers Essentials training course, take a moment to reinforce the awareness and attitudes you’ve gained from the different topics we’ve covered.
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