Defensive Driving for Light Motor Vehicle
Scope (Target Audience)
The Course is designed for employees who drive a motor vehicle in the UAE and for companies who are aiming to reduce running costs for their fleet of vehicles.
At the end of the course, the driver should be able to:
Drive the vehicle in a sustainable manner, reducing fuel and maintenance costs.
Perform all pre-driving checks.
Drive the vehicle safely, lawfully, and correctly whilst interacting with other traffic.
Keep a safe space on all sides of the vehicle in all traffic conditions.
Observe, recognize, and correctly respond to all potential and actual hazards, and use the most effective hazard approach procedure.
Communicate correctly and appropriately with other road users.
Drive the vehicle at a speed commensurate with the condition of the load, road, traffic, and environment conditions.
Structure of the Course (Course Content)
The syllabus covers:
Driver limitations and distractions
Identify potential and actual hazards
The SYSTEM of vehicle control
Drive the vehicle in a sympathetic manner, reducing fuel and maintenance
Keeping a safe space on all sides of the vehicle in all traffic conditions.
Observational techniques and hazard approach procedure.
Road Traffic Law.
Road signs, signals, and markings.
Signaling, stopping, and maneuvering.
Adverse weather conditions
Emergencies and vehicle checks.
Setting Standards in Safety
Qatar International Safety Centre, a Madina Group Company, jointly owned by Al Darwish United Co and
BAM/0 0 5, Rev.0 2
There will be interactive class discussions and verbal questioning throughout each lesson.
There will be one written examination in the form of a multiple-choice paper, on which there will be not less than 4 possible answers to each question. The questions and answers will be written using simple English language to be easily understood by persons who do not use English as a first language.
The practical driving session will be assessed with respect to the measurement of the objectives and their subsets. The driver may be asked simple questions periodically in relation to the driving environment. Briefings will be given relating to specific tasks to be achieved whilst driving. Each driver must be able to successfully perform each of these tasks in order to be recorded as competent.
Hold a valid UAE driving license for a light vehicle
Validity: 2 Years.
1 Day comprising - Theory & Practical
Held at Belhasa Advanced motorist Centre premises or at client premises if preferred
All delegates will be asked to complete a BAM standard medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.
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