Driving Defensively BIS



Driving Defensively


Defensive drivers are always “looking for trouble”. Not because they want to cause it, but so they can “defend” themselves against other drivers, and the trouble they can cause.

Driving is risky business, and no matter how careful drivers are, they have no control over other people on the road. Whether they’re speeding, tailgating, or just not paying attention to what they’re doing, other drivers can make the roads more hazardous. But they’re not the only problem.

Most road accidents happen after sundown, when darkness makes it harder to see. And rain, snow and ice can send drivers out of control. As if that weren’t enough, sometimes there are problems with the vehicle itself.

When employees are equipped with the knowledge that they need to defend themselves on the road, they can reduce or eliminate these risks… and make the roads a safer place for everyone.

Like all MARCOM courses, this updated course on “Driving Defensively” uses a powerful combination of full-motion, high-definition video filmed in real world locations, along with audio, text and colorful graphics to provide the most cost-effective training available today.

The “Driving Defensively” Micro-Learning curriculum includes the following seven 35 minute courses:

“The Basics”
“Dealing with Distracted Drivers”
“Coping with Aggressive Drivers”
“Using Your Headlights”
“Driving Safely in Bad Weather”
“Handling a Blowout”
“Sharing the Road with Trucks and Buses”


This online Driving Defensively course covers the following topics:

  • The “basics” of driving defensively
  • The road hazards that are commonly encountered while driving
  • Driving safely when sharing the road with trucks and buses
  • How to avoid distracted driving and “road rage”
  • Setting up a safe following distance
  • Preparing a vehicle for driving in bad weather
  • Techniques that can be used to drive safely under challenging conditions
  • …and more.

Approximately 35 minutes


Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark. Printable resources are available in the form of a comprehensive student manual. The manual is a valuable resource for future use and knowledge retention.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.