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Defensive Driving Course

The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program designed to produce:

  • fewer company-vehicle collisions;
  • less absenteeism due to injuries and court time; and
  • life-long safe driving habits.
  • DDC is designed for the adult learner.

For more information on the program or to become an instructor, use the “Contact” button below or call us at 613-739-1535



Give your employees the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) and help them join the ranks of the most safety-conscious drivers on the road.

For employees who drive either a company vehicle or their own vehicle on the job, safe driving is a matter of occupational safety. However, an estimated nine out of 10 time-loss injuries happen off the job, not counting employees who take time off to care for an injured family member.

When a company driver is involved in a crash, insurance rates can skyrocket. In addition, indirect costs (whether the worker was driving on or off the job) can include recuperation time, re-staffing, retraining and lost productivity.

Fewer collisions to company vehicles will help control insurance costs – and safe drivers lose less time from work because they avoid collisions. That is why a defensive driving course can benefit all employees (and family members) who have a driver’s licence. DDC is designed to teach your employees and their families how to drive safely.

Traffic crashes are preventable … by defensive driving.

Complete concepts are presented so they are easily understood.

Materials are fully integrated to suit different learning styles and accommodate learners with disabilities.

Course outline

  • Five core modules and choice of three optional modules, taught in six hours;
  • Case studies and written exercises;
  • Interactive class discussion; and
  • Specific techniques to help drivers avoid all types of traffic collisions despite the actions of others or the driving conditions.
  • Drivers learn the principles of defensive driving and essential collision avoidance techniques.

Course content

Your staff members can be certified to teach the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) to co-workers by successfully completing an Instructor Development Course (IDC) prior to delivering the DDC.

Support material

The Instructor Kit includes:

  • Instructor Manual with binder;
  • PowerPoint presentations with video clips on USB;
  • Posters and pamphlets.

Students receive:

  • A comprehensive 50-page Student Manual which consolidates course content and provides interactive exercises; and
  • A graduation card and certificate.

Three part collision prevention formula

  • Recognize the Hazard
  • Understand the Defense
  • Act in Time

For more information on the program or to become an instructor, please email the Canada Safety Council or call 613-739-1535 ext. 230.