Advanced Driver Training

Course Aim:  The Advanced Driver Training course has been specifically designed to give trainees both the theoretical, and practical knowledge of controlling a vehicle’s dynamics. This can then be applied in both dangerous situations, and in their normal driving environment. The ultimate goal is to produce a driver that is more aware of his or her surroundings, and how their vehicle will handle in different situations.

 

Benefits:  NZ Auto Car magazine published story about advanced driving courses throughout New Zealand. The findings were that companies had large reductions in crash damage, and further reductions in normal fleet running costs. The minimum reduction from any company interviewed was 20%. With the maximum reduction at a whopping 66%.

Most insurance companies will give premium discounts if the driver of the insured vehicle has undergone advanced vehicle training.
These benefits alone (without looking into the safety of personnel and public) make this course extremely cost effective.

 

The course covers:

  • Hazards Associated with differing vehicles, engine placement, and vehicle body types
  • Hazards that we bring to our vehicles (the “Human Factor”)
  • Introduced hazards -loading of vehicles, and securing of loads
  • Hazards that are brought about by incorrect evasive maneuvers
  • HSE Act, and how this impacts us when driving for work
  • Traffic Regulations 1976, and the Current-day Rode Code
  • Practical Vehicle Control (the fun stuff)

 

How does it work?:   In the past we ran this course in our performance vehicles (tarmac rally cars), and over the last couple of years clients have been informing us that training in a manual gearbox car, or a car with the advantages of 4WD etc, isn’t what they want. We now offer the course to clients that want to use their own vehicles. As a wise-man once said “Train as ye shall fight”, many clients feel better in their own vehicle.  This brings a price reduction (for obvious reasons), but also puts the onus of vehicle maintenance onto the client. An inspection of the vehicle is conducted by the instructor prior to the commencement of the course. Serviceability of brakes and tyres are of up-most importance. The course layout  is designed to ensure the loss of control is as realistic as possible. This way of running the course give trainees a more thorough view of how easy it is to lose control, and then how simple it can be to regain it again.

 

Duration:   One complete day. 8am – 5pm.

 

Pre-requisite: Class 1 full licence.  Prior driving of a manual vehicle is also necessary, as this is used on the course, if Elite Training Services is providing the vehicle.  If the client is supplying their own vehicle, then it must be checked by the trainer prior to the course.

Restricted licences may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. The case for this must be raised with us prior to the course commencement.

 

Cost: Benefits

NZ Auto Car magazine published story about advanced driving courses throughout New Zealand. The findings were that companies had large reductions in crash damage, and further reductions in normal fleet running costs. The minimum reduction from any company interviewed was 20%, through to a whopping 66%.

Most insurance companies will give premium discounts if the driver of the insured vehicle has undergone advanced vehicle training.
These benefits alone (without looking into the safety of personnel and public) make this course extremely cost effective.

For more information or to book a course, please contact us today