Driving Dynamics Inc. has enhanced its behind-the-wheel safety training program, DriveReady Advantage and has published its summer-fall open enrollment schedule for the course. The company is based in Newark, Del.
The foundational skills safety training course has been updated to address critical factors affecting today's fleet drivers, while continuing to reinforce the company's cornerstone One Second Advantage fundamental safe driving principles.
The expanded curriculum now includes:
- Driver assist systems: Drivers will learn about vehicle technology systems, their limitations, how to properly respond when a system activates, and the risks associated with the over-reliance on vehicle technology.
- Behavioral triggers: During a classroom micro-coaching session, directed at driver thought processes behind-the-wheel, learners will be guided to self-identify risk triggers and respond in a manner that produces safer outcomes.
- Close-quarter maneuvering: Drivers will practice maneuvering their vehicles through space-restricted areas such as construction sites, urban roads and tight corners.
- Backing and parking exercises: Additional hands-on exercises that include driver-side and blind-side backing have also been added to the course.
Driving Dynamics has also released its latest open enrollment schedule. The newest training site locations added in 2019 include Epping, New Hampshire; San Francisco; Fontana, Calif.; Benson, N.C.; Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; East Ridge, Tenn.; Gainesville, Fla.; and Venice, Fla.; and Wichita, Kan.
"We are excited about the enhancements we've made to our program which has already had a great track record of success, and we will continue to deliver safety training programs that address the changing driving environment and any new vehicle advancements," said Debbie Balestra, vice president of client relations. "Through our unique behind-the-wheel training, fleet operators can be assured that the curriculum their drivers are undergoing is updated, fresh and applicable so they will be prepared to safely handle any challenge they face while behind the wheel."