Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

In a classroom setting, defensive driving techniques are presented with the aid of various audio-visual devices. These courses are designed to involve participants in group discussions of common driving problems that are encountered by drivers each day.


Program Content


Module 1—The Law (Legal Element)

  • Rules and regulations that apply to commercial motor vehicle operation

Module 2—The Driver (Human Element)

  • The human elements that affect our ability to drive safely including attitude, mental/emotional state, complacency, physical well-being, nutrition, sleep, vision, and knowledge

Module 3—The Vehicle (Mechanical Element)

  • Vehicle inspection, basic vehicle control, and factors that affect steering, stopping, and handling

Module 4—The Environment

  • Inside the vehicle, road surface conditions, traffic conditions, and weather conditions

Module 5—Driving Defensively

  • Collision prevention; use of mirrors, signs, and signals; passing; intersections; turning procedures; expressway driving; and backing procedures

Who Should Attend?

Drivers of commercial vehicles who want to improve their on-road knowledge and learn defensive driving techniques.



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Learning Evaluation

Throughout the course, module quizzes evaluate participant learning. At the end of the program, a final knowledge evaluation is administered.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Jun 09, 2023 - To: Dec 18, 2023
City: Any
Region: Any

E98606Defensive Driving Commercial6/9/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E99489Defensive Driving Commercial8/15/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E100496Defensive Driving Commercial8/16/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E93708Defensive Driving Commercial9/27/2023 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA Training Centre - Sudbury Register
E99612Defensive Driving Commercial10/19/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E98607Defensive Driving Commercial10/24/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E99700Defensive Driving Commercial10/24/2023 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E95022Defensive Driving Commercial10/27/2023 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E100498Defensive Driving Commercial12/13/2023 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E99981Defensive Driving Commercial12/18/2023 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register