What is Defensive Driving?

  • The standard Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, ANSI/ASSE Z15.1, defines defensive driving skills as "driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others." This definition is taken from the National Safety Council.

Why is Defensive Driver Training important?

  • Defensive driving involves being aware of potential issues and taking actions to avoid them before they occur, verses the average drivers approach of reacting to hazards as they appear. The goal of learning to drive defensively is to a proactive approach to driving. This proactive approach helps mitigate risk through the avoidance of dangerous situations, and helps maintain safety on the road.
  • It protects you brand, it protects your finances, and it protects your people.

How long are Defensive Driver Training certificates good for?

  • To stay relevant with changing technology and traffic laws, Canadian Pro Drivers certificates expire and are up for renewal 3 years after the issue date.

What is corporate driver training?

  • If your company has workers who drive from site to site, travel to a meeting or are just going for a coffee run; they are considered Occupational Drivers by the WSIB and need protection. Employers of Occupational Drivers have both a legal duty (under the Occupational Health and Safety Act) and a moral duty to protect workers from the hazards of occupational driving, and our team at Canadian Pro Drivers create and service Defensive Driver Training programs to best suit your teams specific fleet needs.

What is the difference between novice driver training and corporate fleet training?

  • Novice driver training teaches 'how to drive', our Corporate Fleet Training teaches experienced drivers more advanced driving skills such as how to mitigate risk on road, manipulate a vehicle with a larger foot-print, and safe professional driving habits.

Where do you provide training?

  • With our large team of instructors we are able to service almost anywhere, Travel and Living costs may apply for some programs outside of the central Ontario region.

Are your programs pre-set or customized?

  • Our programs are created using a variety of CPD learning modules, all of which can be customized around your teams specific fleet needs.

Are your instructors MTO certified?

  • Our CPD team engages the largest number of Master Instructors (MTO signing authority) in Ontario.

What are your travel and living costs if my company requires servicing an area outside of central Ontario?

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Do I get an insurance break for the company?

  • Our courses can be a proactive approach to keeping your insurance from spiking, and in some instances even reduce your insurance costs. In most cases it is the insurance company telling you that if you do not do something about your rating, they are going to increase your price or drop you from insurance.

Do you teach one on individuals?

  • Yes, we do, it is more cost effective when we do group learning which has a higher retention value.

Who are CPD facilitators?

  • Our CPD facilitators are MTO certified trainers with many years of experience and expertise in all classes of licence from snowmobiles, ATV, to buses and transport trucks.

Why do I need to train my drivers when they already have a driver’s licence?

  • You can not assume that if an employee has drivers’ licence, they know how to manage/control vehicle risk.

My employee’s have a driver licence what are you going to teach them?

  • We do not instruct drivers on the physical operation of the vehicle, but rather focus on the managing the risks associated with being behind the wheel of their vehicle.

Why are my drivers hitting things that have been there for years?

  • They may know how to back up in their vehicle but now that they are driving a company vehicle with a whole different set of vehicle dynamics, they simply do not understand the configuration of that vehicle.

Why are my driver rear ending other vehicles in-front of them on road?

  • Trying to stop a small vehicle which is more then likely what they are driver now, and once they are issued a larger heavier vehicle, they do not understand  the dynemes that are involved in trying to stop that vehicle.

I’m hiring AZ drivers do I still need to have them trained?

  • Yes, we do not train drivers on how to drive the vehicle we train your employees on how to manage motor vehicle risk (attitude adjustment).

How often should I train my employees?

  • Depends on the company exposure, normally it’s every year to 3 years, but if you’re drivers are in a high exposure of collisions you should minimize your company risk by training your employees more often.

When should I train my employees?

  • Before hiring them is the most proactive way for any company, then when they show them self’s to be a high risk by means of the telematics. Organization aim to create a culture of safety by continuing training.

I can not afford to train all my employees now what should I do?

  • We can assess your drivers to determine who is in the high or low risk and set out a plan of action based on those findings.