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[NSW] Defensive Driving Course Half Price at $50 @ Australian Road Safety Academy

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Everyday there are 3 fatalities on Australian Roads with many more people being seriously injured. More than 90% of accidents are caused by human error and with the right skills, knowledge and attitude these accidents could all be avoided.

Australian Road Safety Academy has developed the Level 1 Defensive Driving Course to specifically address this issue. Make the right choice no matter your background or experience and give yourself the best chance at keeping you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Our Level 1 Course is a 4 hour 100% practical and outdoor course that gets you behind the wheel of your own vehicle in a controlled environment learning what to do if something were to go wrong. The course is delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere by our expert instructors and provides high level crash avoidance techniques. We utilise the beautiful Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith which hosted the rowing component of the 2000 Olympics.

Learning outcomes include

Emergency Braking
Crash Avoidance Techniques
Utilising Anti Lock Braking System (ABS)
Correct seating position for control, safety and comfort
Correct steering technique
The importance of vision
Speed Vs Stopping Distance
Each participant will have a number of attempts at multiple practical exercises where 1 on 1 feedback will be given by our trainers along with group discussions explaining the exercises and knowledge behind them. The course and practical exercises are structured as follows

Straight Line Braking at 60km/h with no tuition
Debrief after first exercise and explanation of proper straight line braking technique for ABS and Non ABS vehicles
Straight Line Braking from 40km/h-90km/h
Break
Discussion on correct seating position and vision
Slalom Exercise
Lane Change Emergency Stop
Requirements:

You must supply your own vehicle for the course which is road registered and road worthy. We suggest completing the course in the car your drive most often. All participants must have a valid drivers licence (Learner drivers must have a supervising driver) Two participants can share the same vehicle on the day however the same cost applies to both participants.

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  • N.S.W. In Title Please

  • Really good offer, OP.

    My girlfriend just bought a new car and this would be perfect for her! Such a shame it's on in NSW. Maybe pop NSW in the title for other OzBargainers :)

    • Don't bring a new car to this type of training. Most exercises practically trash the cars. Should almost get a rental.

      • Bring the car you would regularly drive. The whole purpose of the exercise is to learn how to control it correctly.

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        Exactly what Geewhizz said, Only thing that could 'trash' the cars is a bit of excessive tyre wear but we wet down the roadways and find their is minimal tyre wear

  • If you are under 25 and buying AAMI comprehensive insurance and they give you free Defensive Driving Course and you will received 10% cash back of your insurance cost.

    • I did this course in Brisbane years ago and am very glad I did. I learned quite a bit about how my car handled an about 12 months later almost had an accident and I feel I reacted differently as a result of this course and controlled my way out of the skid safely.

      If I had children, I'd be happy to pay for them to do this kind of course as soon as they have their P's.

  • where do i book?
    do you a do a bulk discount?
    the people in my apartment need this.

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      Sorry for not getting in touch sooner. We have our next course on Saturday 3rd September from 8-12am or 1-5pm and after a good turnout from Ozbargain members we are extending the deal for this course. Please email us at [email protected] to book into the course

  • +5 votes

    I might just wait for the Udemy version of this course…

  • im surprised there's no reference to Pokemon Go in this ad…

    • +2 votes

      how to defensively drive while trying to catch that pidgey on the freeway?

  • What's the insurance requirements? Do (or can) people take this course in a rental car?

    My girlfriend hasn't driven in quite some time and needs to get back on the horse but we don't currently own a car to bring with us.

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      You need to check with your individual insurer for details on coverage however it is an extremely safe and low risk course. The course is safer than driving on the road normally. You are more than welcome to attend in a rental car and we also have a vehicle you can hire for the course.

      We have our next course on Saturday 3rd September from 8-12am or 1-5pm and after a good turnout from Ozbargain members we are extending the deal for this course. Please email us at [email protected] to book into the course

  • ARSA. That's memorable

  • How do u get the discount

    • uh… email and ask? It worked for me!

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      Sorry for not getting in touch sooner. We have our next course on Saturday 3rd September from 8-12am or 1-5pm and after a good turnout from Ozbargain members we are extending the deal for this course. Please email us at [email protected] to book into the course

  • Accidents happen because either people drive recklessly or because they aren't constantly scanning their surroundings so that they are aware of any hazards and be able to avoid them.

  • I thought defensive driving meant i got to drive a tank

  • How much wear will this have on a car? I'd like to do this but my car is pretty old and gets worn down quickly

    • +1 vote

      it sounds like a 70 yrs old wants to learn/practice some sprint technique.

    • No more than it would on a highway. If your car isn't capable of handling a few emergency brakings, I'd question whether you should be driving it at all.

  • -1 vote

    penrith is too far, wish they hold the course in olympic park (rhodes).

    • This course need a large flat space and where do you think in olympic park have that except in the car park and give you authorities to do this kind of training?

    • It's usual to travel to the outskirts and beyond for advanced driving course. St Ives, Penrith, Eastern Creek, Goulburn are the usual locations.

  • Will there be a defensive driving course in the future that covers how to control a car when it travels sideways?

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      After completing our Defensive Driving Course you are then eligible to complete our Advanced Driving Course which cover what you are asking. We have our next course on Saturday 3rd September from 8-12am or 1-5pm and after a good turnout from Ozbargain members we are extending the deal for this course. Please email us at [email protected] to book into the course. Once you complete this course we will let you know when we have an advanced course

  • If these are on tracks - that is not public roads - i'm 99% certain your insurance doesn't cover you.

  • My partner and I did this one yesterday. It was a well run course and worth the money. I did one about 15 years ago and thought I'd do a lot better than I did. Awkward when you realise how quickly you lose skills you don't use.

    It was a bit of a hike from the city (International Regatta Centre) but worth it for the price.

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    Australian Road Safety Academy is holding our next Defensive Driving Course on Saturday 3rd September from 8-12am or 1-5pm and after a good turnout from Ozbargain members we are extending the deal for this course. Please email us at [email protected] to book into the course