Eatons A1 Driving School - Defensive Driving

Eatons A1 Driving School together with Safe Drive Training offer the following Courses for individuals or groups.

Our next course dates available can be advised to you by:

  1. Phoning 3325 0155 or
  2. Sending an email – eatonsa1@optusnet.com.au

Download an enrolment form

  1. Enrolment form in PDF

Defensive Driving Course - Call for Quote

The full day course involves a mixture of PowerPoint lectures, video presentations, demonstrations and numerous in-car driving experiences to enhance your active driving skills and road safety awareness (all based on Safe Drive Training's extensive research into road crashes and driver behaviour).

The course covers:

  • CONTRIBUTING FACTORS IN CRASHES (THE REAL FATAL 4)
  • VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
  • TYRE SELECTION AND CARE
  • REACTIVE CAR CONTROL SKILLS
  • DRIVER ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR
  • WET WEATHER DRIVING
  • RISK TAKING & PEER INFLUENCES
  • VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCES
  • LOW RISK/SAFE DRIVING TECHNIQUES
  • ROAD LAW AND DEALING WITH HAZARDS
  • SKID PREVENTION AND RECOVERY
  • VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY (ABS, SRS, ESP)
  • PROACTIVE DRIVING

Advanced Car Control Course - Call for Quote

(Prerequisite – Completed any Certified Defensive Driving Course or hold an Open licence)

The 8 hour course is 85% practical and involves advanced exercises on wet and dry bitumen; plus cornering techniques on the driver training circuit. You will also learn through experience how to recognize and control skids on a wet skidpan circuit.

We will teach you Advanced Vehicle Control Skills such as:

  • Driving Vision, Steering and Posture
  • Braking (Lock-up, Threshold, ABS, Braking in Corners)
  • Reactive Manoeuvres at Speed (Slalom and Lane Change Tests)
  • Advanced Cornering Techniques and vehicle control during laps of the Driver Training Circuit
  • Theory of vehicle control and vehicle preparation (tyres, suspension, maintenance)
  • Correct use and limitations of vehicle technology such as ESP, EBD, ABS, TC
  • Skid and Slide Recognition (Understeer, Oversteer, Spins)
  • Skid Prevention Techniques
  • Skid Control (Reactive Throttle Control, Steering correction, Balance Points)