A new online course has been launched in an effort to educate and motivate drivers to adopt safer behaviours behind the wheel.
Developed by eDriving, One More Second reinforces the core principles of ‘defensive driving’, including anticipating other drivers’ actions, identifying threats before they become problems and avoiding risk-taking behaviour.
Tailored for the UK fleet industry, the two-hour course provides training for newly employed drivers, refresher training for experienced drivers and targeted training for high-risk drivers.
eDriving says the course, which was initially launched in the US, provides organisations with ‘flexible and highly interactive content’ that appeals to multiple learning styles.
The course features interactive exercises, including full-motion video ‘journeys’ designed to help drivers explore the types of hazards they are likely to encounter in city, motorway and suburban settings.
The course also includes regular knowledge checks and learning checklists to ensure safety-critical information is understood and retained.
Ed Dubens, from eDriving’s fleet division, said: “All drivers are going to experience frustration, impatience, lack of focus, and even occasional anger while driving.
“The goal is to equip drivers with tools to manage their emotions, challenges, and choices before they lead to destructive actions.
“The course name underscores our focus on activating meaningful awareness that motivates lasting behavioural change – adding one more second to a driver’s safe following distance literally reduces the chance of collision by up to two thirds.”