This course has been designed to prepare drivers, under 25, for the risks they may face out on the roads. As the most inexperienced of fully licenced drivers on our roads, the P plater demographic are the most at risk Australians on our roads.
HART's Under 25'a Defensive driving courses are conducted by fully accredited instructors that have many years of driver training experience at all levels, from learner to advanced. All HART instructors are Transport for NSW licenced Driving instructors that hold a Certificate IV in Driving Instruction together with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
On the day
The course is run at our purpose-built facility where participants will complete practical driving exercises aimed at developing their driving skills to make them more aware, alert and prepared. The course is conducted 1 on 1, and timing is up to 3.5hours
The course covers all topics listed below plus more:
Vision as the cornerstone of all driving.
Hazards, distractions & risk
Dealing with attitudes and awareness
Developing a culture of pre-planning
Occupant safety – correct set-up of cabin
Vehicle blind spots
Modern motor vehicle technology vs the old cars that Mum & Dad learned to drive in
Tyre maintenance and correct pressures
Reaction time and braking
Safe following distance, i.e. 3 second gap
Emergency braking activities – dry, wet and loose surface
Braking to a point
Driving on unsealed roads
Driving on country roads
A Drivers Learners Permit
Cancelling and changing bookings
Five working days’ notice is required to change all bookings, and a 10% administration fee will apply with no refunds available for the following situations
Lateness in attending the course
Proof of identity issues
Delays caused by traffic or motor vehicle incidents
Bad weather conditions
Failure to attend your course or remedial lesson
What to bring
We recommend that you bring your own car to this session. Limited car hire is available at an additional cost.
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Defensive driving describes drivers who consciously reduce the dangers associated with driving. Defensive driving techniques reduce the likelihood of a collision or incident and can even save costs related to vehicle maintenance and fuel consumption.
Is this course only for drivers under 25 years old?
The HART Defensive / Low Risk Driving Program is specifically targeted to the Under 25’s demographic and ‘P’ Plate drivers. Under 25-year-old drivers represent a higher risk due to their lack of driving experience. This course focuses on vehicle controls using advanced techniques that recognise the various requirements of young drivers to develop and practice defensive driving skills to be a safer and more alert road user.
Can I use my own car for this course?
Yes, in fact we recommend you use your own vehicle. As well as developing safer driving skills, you will also learn more about your vehicle, essential maintenance and safety features. We’ll teach you how to save money on vehicle maintenance by reducing wear and tear on the road.