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Canada Safety Council (CSC)
55 Alive Defensive Driving

Renew Your Driving Skills for Today’s Traffic
“I’ve been driving for a long time. Why should I take a driving course now?”
To update your driving skills. Even if you haven’t been involved in a collision in 40 years, it may be time to review your driving skills. With aging, changes occur in hearing, vision, flexibility, and reaction time. You can learn to adjust your skills to compensate for those changes.

Do Any Of These Situations Bother You?

  • Entering or exiting a highway

  • Changing lanes on the highway

  • Passing

  • Parking

  • Left Turns

  • Yielding the right of way

  • Night driving

  • Winter driving

  • The frustrations of today’s complicated traffic environment

If so, you will benefit from taking the 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course.
“Driving helps me keep my independence – 55 Alive helps me protect it.”

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand critical defensive driving terminology and concepts;

  • Have knowledge in conducting a pre-trip inspection, and recognize its importance and value;

  • Spot potential hazards for the vehicle and driver according to specific road conditions and traffic settings;

  • Identify and apply key strategies in and when dealing with potential hazards;

  • Drive safely, on a consistence basis, by applying the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitude, as well as the specific collision avoidance techniques necessitated;

  • Understand the challenges faced by other types of road users and vehicles, such as commercial trucks, motorcycles, cyclists, emergency vehicles, and pedestrians;

  • Recognize the effects change in legislation, mainstream driving behaviour, and technology has on the current road culture

Interactive instruction with formal and informal discussion, as well as individual and groupwork exercises.  

Each participant will receive a Canada Safety Council workbook.


Upon completion each participant will received a Canada Safety Council certification

Can be delivered via a virtual setting and/or presential setting.

Duration and Dates

  • 4-5  hours.

  • Date(s) to be determined between Vaughan Driver Training Centre and the hiring party.


Workshop and Course Instructor(s)

Ben Estrada
Chief Instructor and Master Trainer
Auto$mart Program Consultant – Natural Resources of Canada
Instructor Trainer #13863 – Canada Safety Council
Driver Instructor Trainer #SL-3-04-02 – Ministry of Transportation of Ontario


Please inquire for price and date of course. 

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