• Class and Course

    General Defensive Driving

    Course Objective
    • Driving safely in any route and in any situation is preferable and recommended to avoid accidents that can lead to injury or even death. It is, therefore, important to assess the importance of being able to drive safely and making sure to take off your safety alongside the safety of others on the road. The aim is to increase their knowledge and understanding of road safety, in order to prepare them to react in the best possible way when faced with unexpected situations and to become more aware of other road users.
    The following points shall be discussed in the course:
    • Driver Safety Behavior
    • Traffic Safety Rules
    • Backing Up and Changing Lanes
    • Distractions While Driving
    • Driving When You Are Tired
    • Aggressive Drivers
    • Driving in Poor Weather
    • Using Seat Belts & Airbags
    • Avoiding Traffic Violations
    • Review of the Top 5 Safety Steps
    • Classroom with Theoretical and Practical Implementation

    Day 1

    • Session 1 - Course Introduction 
    • Session 2 – Driver Safety Behavior
    • Teaching trainees on how improper and reckless driving can lead to an increase in accidents.
    • The impact of being an aggressive driver or driving aggravating aggressive drivers increases the risk of accidents.
    • How obeying speed limits and transportation laws decrease the risk of accidents.
    • The importance of not changing lanes excessively to avoid accidents.
    • Avoiding substance abuse while driving.
    • How to avoid driving while tired or under extreme fatigue.
    • Session 3 – Safety Behavior
    • Copying Behavior
    • Be the First Mentality
    • Negative Safety Behavior
    • Positive Safety Behavior
    • Session 4 – Basic Safety Rules
    • Clean Windows
    • Stop Lights
    • Signs
    • Scanning the road
    • Watching out for pedestrians
    • Crossroads
    • Mirrors
    • Roundabouts
    • Corners
    • Animals
    • Brake – Gradual/Sudden/Sudden Fierce
    • Clutch and Steering
    • Session 5 – Basic Safety Rules on the Road
    • Journey Management Plan
    • Following Company Policy and Governmental Regulations
    • Session 6 – Tire Safety
    • Tire Tread
    • Tire Pressure
    • Foreign Objects on the Tires
    • Excessive Load on the Tires
    • Session 7 – Avoiding Traffic Violations
    • Seat belts
    • Driving over the speed limit
    • Not stopping at stop signs
    • Talking on the phone
    • Parking in unauthorized parking spaces

    • All newcomers
    • All company drivers
    • All contractors drivers

    Topics Covered
    • Describe the key rules and regulations for driving within the oil field area in relation to the Transportation and Road Safety manual.
    • Describe and explain all traffic signs and road markings found in the country.
    • Understand the meaning of defensive driving and demonstrate the ability to drive defensively and show consideration towards other road users whilst driving a heavy vehicle.

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