Designed by the Canada Safety Council, the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) is one of Canada’s most widely used driver training programs. This in-class course focuses on the driver and driving attitudes and features proven safe and defensive driving strategies.

Themes include: elements of defensive driving, causes of collisions, preventing collisions, the pre-trip inventory, eye-lead time, time interval formula, safe passing techniques, and many others. A low participant-to-instructor ratio maximizes opportunities for participation and dialogue.

For employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job, safe driving is a matter of occupational safety.

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • understand critical defensive driving terminology and concepts
  • recognize safety hazards for the driver and the vehicle in specific road conditions and traffic environments
  • identify key strategies for dealing with potential safety hazards
  • drive safely on a consistent basis by applying appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes as well as specific collision avoidance techniques
  • understand the challenges faced by other types of road users and vehicles, such as commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • recognize the effects of changes in legislation, driver behaviours, and technology on the current road culture
  • identify critical issues that policies and procedures must address in order to establish due diligence

The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program designed to produce:

  • fewer company-vehicle collisions
  • less absenteeism due to injuries and court time
  • life-long safe driving habits

Course includes certification by Canada Safety Council, a workbook, and a laminated DDC wallet card. This certification is recognized by the Ministry of Transportation as a Driver Improvement course and may satisfy specified licensing requirements.