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Canada Safety Council (CSC)
Professional Driver Improvement Course

The PDIC helps professional drivers improve their defensive driving techniques.
The course consists of six one-hour sessions in a classroom setting. The Driver’s Notebook contains case studies, driving tips and other useful information, in addition to the course. The course content covers defensive; driving techniques, passing, collision prevention, driving conditions, turns, backing driver awareness and impairments, and vehicle inspections.

As an employer, you already have a large investment in your drivers, and this course will help them to:

  • reduce collisions,

  • reduce vehicle abuse

  • reduce injuries, and

  • reduce operating costs.

PDIC will teach your drivers defensive driving techniques that will help them:

  • prevent collisions,

  • save lives,

  • deliver cargo safely and on time,

  • reduce costs, and

  • maintain good driving habits.


  • Reduces Operating Costs

  • Reduces Collisions

  • Reduces Sick Leave, Insurance and Other Benefit Payments Related to Traffic Collisions.

  • Reduces vehicle abuse and maintenance costs

  • Increases customer satisfaction with on-time deliveries and undamaged product

  • Increases morale

Workshop Description

This concise workshop focuses on the driving attitudes proven safe and subscribing in and for defensive driving. Topics include exploring and analyzing causes of collisions, preventing collisions, eye-lead time, the time interval formula, safe passing techniques, and many other related topics. Furthermore, the workshop also explores the strategies that construct the concept of safe driving equaling fuel-efficient driving, as well as the financial benefits of driving in a manner that reduces one’s carbon footprint.

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;

  • Understand the connection between fuel efficiency, climate change, and road safety;

  • 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

  • Recognize the effects of changes in legislation, driver behaviours and technology on the current road culture;

  • Identify critical issues that policies and procedures must address in order to establish due diligence.



  • 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 receive a Canada Safety Council – Professional Driver Improvement Course. 



  • It can be delivered via a virtual setting and/or presential setting (i.e., in the classroom of the hiring party or our classroom).


Duration and Dates

  • 5-6 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


Price: Please inquire for price and date of course. 


Company Benefits of the Professional Driving Improvement Course:

  • Reduces operating costs

  • Reduces collisions

  • Reduces sick leave, insurance, and other finances related to, and as a result of, traffic collisions

  • Reduces vehicle abuse/misuse and maintenance costs

  • Increases customer satisfaction with on-time deliveries and undamaged products

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