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
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
Discussion on correct seating position and vision
Lane Change Emergency Stop
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.