Defensive Driving Fundamentals – Canada

  • 4 Topics | 1h
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course will provide advanced defensive driving techniques to reduce your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – specify concerns to be addressed before and while driving, use safe driving techniques to avoid collisions, drive safely in various weather conditions, and respond to specific driving emergency situations. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • specify concerns to be addressed before and while driving
  • identify how to manage distractions while driving
  • identify safe driving techniques to avoid collisions
  • identify concerns related to blind spots
  • identify techniques to avoid a collision
  • identify techniques for driving safely in adverse conditions
  • identify appropriate actions to take when driving in fog
  • list appropriate responses to driving emergencies


  • General Safety Guidelines
  • Safe Driving Techniques
  • Adverse Driving Conditions
  • Emergency Response