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PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E.™

Defensive Driving Skills:
More Important Than Ever

Fleet drivers are driving longer hours and more miles than ever before. And they’re doing it in heavier traffic with more regulations. Worse, more and more of the drivers around them are on their smartphones, driving aggressively, or totally fail to drive in a predictable or safe manner.

That's why your company needs defensive driving for all your drivers. Pro-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. teaches the skills and the mindset to keep your fleet safe.

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A Modern Update to Defensive Driving

While the concept of “Defensive Driving” has been around for 50 years, the changes on our highways called for an update to apply it to modern roads, vehicles and drivers. This re-evaluation over the past 10 years has led us to develop the PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. system of defensive driving.

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PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. For Every Fleet Vehicle

The PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. system has been fine-tuned for the three different vehicles types: Heavy Duty Trucks and CDL drivers, Box trucks and delivery vans, and sedans and light trucks.

 

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Defensive driving means being safe in spite of the conditions and actions around you.

The Seven-Part System of Defensive Driving

These are the fundamentals to PRO-DEFENSE. Being able to incorporate them into your driving habits will mean that you are effectively driving defensively.

Safety happens one mile at a time.

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Distractions.

Cell phones are a problem, but far from the only distraction. Distractions play a role in one-in-four motor vehicle crashes. What are the hidden distractions for drivers, and how can we counter them as individuals and as a company?

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PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Distractions

Essential Planning.

Plan your day and driving route for maximum safety — it's more than just avoiding left turns. Every action that you make in your vehicle should be planned.

Course Name:

PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Essential Planning

Fatigue Mangement.

Fatigued drivers have slower responses and are more likely to be distracted and quick-to-anger. Learn how to manage your driving and non-driving hours to avoid fatigue.

Course Name:

PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Fatigue Management

Evaluating Space.

Learn how to take charge of the space around you. Drivers must be responsible for what happens in the space on either side of the vehicle, in front and back, as well as top and bottom.

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PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Evaluating Space

Navigating Hazards.

Hazard awareness means being aware of your surroundings, especially as you move from freeway to city street and to parking lot or loading dock.

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PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Navigating Hazard

Speed Management.

Speed is the leading cause of crashes. Not speeding is not a skill, but rather an attitude. Learn how to adopt an attitude that lets you drive the appropriate speeds for both conditions and the environment.

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PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Speed Management

Effective Communication.

A two-way process between you and other road users. Learn how to drive predictably, communicate your intentions, and read the subtle intentions of others.

Course Name:

PRO-D.E.F.E.N.S.E. Communication Enhanced

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The Fundamentals of Defensive Driving

Go Slow to Go Fast

When we built out PRO-DEFENSE, we were drawn to the story of the tortoise and the hare. With defensive driving, slow and steady wins the race. Rushing and taking short cuts will eventually cost your drivers time and money as the inevitable accidents happen.

Following the PRO-DEFENSE driving program will mean that you complete that journey safely and accident-free, every time.

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