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55 Alive Mature Driving® Course - Canada Safety Council

Renew your driving skills for today's traffic.

Do you ask, "I have been driving for a long time. Why should I take a driving course now?"

Take the Close Call Quiz or the "55 Alive" test and see your results. Perhaps after seeing the results, you might realize that you will benefit from taking the 55 Alive Mature Driving® Course.

If you are an older driver, you should update your driving skills. Probably you have not been in a collision for many years, but it may be time to review your driving skills. As we all age, changes occur in our hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time. You can learn to adjust your skills to compensate for those changes.

If your company needs upgrading of its drivers, use this course to upgrade their skills.

If you are an errant driver who has been court ordered to take a driving course, this is it! You will be provided with a certificate and a letter that you have completed the course.

The 55 Alive Mature Driving® Course is designed to help Canadians 55 years of age and over to maintain their independence and their driving privileges. The 55 Alive Mature Driving® Course is designed to help you...

  • Gain more confidence behind the wheel
  • Improve your awareness of traffic hazards
  • Update yourself on traffic laws and new technology
  • Anticipate the action of other drivers
  • Identify and correct bad driving habits
  • Voice your concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment

Just for fun, take the 55 Alive - Close Call Quiz or the 55 Alive Test to see typical problems with senior drivers.

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Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)®

by Canada Safety Council

The PDIC® program is recommended to those who need it for corporate driving improvement. It may also be used as a court-ordered driver re-education. a.k.a. "Traffic School"

It is an indisputable fact that almost every crash involving a motor vehicle is preventable! If drivers had identified the hazards and had taken preventive actions then thousands of collisions would not take place daily.

The course consists of six (6) 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, reversing, driver awareness and impairments plus vehicle inspections. PDIC helps professional drivers improve their defensive driving techniques.

This course, through the use of visual aids and qualified instructors, will show your drivers how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Classroom participation involves case studies and active discussion of real-life situations, as well as identifying traffic hazards.

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,
  • 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,
  • maintain good driving habits.

COMPANY BENEFITS

 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Collision prevention
  • Turns
  • Road markings
  • Passing
  • Driver awareness & impairment
  • Reversing

 Copyright 2019, Canada Safety Council

Defensive Driving Course® - Canada Safety Council (DDC-6)

The DDC-6® program is also recommended for those who must attend court-ordered driver re-education. a.k.a. "Traffic School".

The definition of Defensive Driving is: "Driving to prevent all types of traffic collisions despite the action of others around you."

The three-part collision prevention formula:

  1. Recognize the Hazard
  2. Understand the Defense
  3. Act in Time

The loss of workers due to traffic incidences seriously impedes the operation of any business. DDC-6 is designed to teach you, your employees and families how to avoid collisions.

The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program.

That means:

  • fewer company vehicle collisions,
  • less absenteeism due to injuries and court-time,
  • life-long safe driving habits.

 DDC-6 is designed for the adult learner...

  • Complete concepts are presented so they are easily understood.
  • Materials are fully integrated, so participants who cannot read well will learn visually and through group discussions.

Course outline

Six sessions taught in six (6) hours;

  1. Defensive Driving principles and foundations,
  2. Avoiding collisions with the driver ahead and the driver behind,
  3. Avoiding collisions while passing / while being passed / with the oncoming vehicle,
  4. Avoiding collisions at intersections,
  5. Avoiding single-vehicle collisions,
  6. Sharing the road with other road users.
  • Case studies and written exercises,
  • Interactive class discussions,
  • Specific techniques to avoid all types of traffic collisions despite the action of others around you.

Drivers learn...

  • The principles of defensive driving,
  • Collision avoidance techniques,
  • The six adverse driving conditions,
  • The time-interval formula,
  • The habitual eye-lead time technique,
  • The pre-trip mental inventory.

Copyright © 2019 Canada Safety Council.

Rates

Defensive Driver Training and Driver Improvement Courses

DDC - NY Defensive Driving Course for New York State  4 hrs classroom only $150
DDC Defensive Driving Course ®  5 hrs classroom plus               2 hrs in your car $275
DDC Defensive Driving Course classroom only Group rates are negotiable
DIC Driving Improvement Course ®

 6 hrs classroom plus                1 hour in your car

$275
55 A Canada Safety Council's 55 Alive Mature Driving Course 4 hrs classroom only

$50

DDL Drivers Daily Logbook Seminar 4 hrs classroom only $175

The Defensive Driving and Driver Improvement Courses are provided in the Golden Horseshoe area in association with Mountain Driving Centre of Hamilton, Ontario. The driving school is an M.T.O. approved Beginners' Driving Education (B.D.E.) course provider and uses the "Say Dez!"® B.D.E. Curriculum.

Mountain Driving Centre

Telephone # : 905.387.4676     e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drivers Daily Logbook Seminar takes place On-Site if desired by customer.

Policy

Cancellations for courses are accepted 48 hours in advance without penalty. Deposit of 25% required when signing up for a course. Students must have their valid drivers license on their person at all times.


For information about booking road tests, go to our MTO Booking Information page.

Corporate Programs

Driver education at the corporate level is extremely important when a fleet or a few vehicles are operated by employees. Commercial vehicles represent the company from the time the vehicle leaves the parking lot and returns to it. The driver's behavior and the driving techniques will reflect the reputation of that company.

"Say Dez!"® Traffic School has held many workshops at the corporate level with much success. These workshops are interactive and can be a minimum of four (4) hours to a maximum of six (6) hours in duration in one day. This would be in-class only and can include certification. In-vehicle training would be set aside and may be held separately.

Courses would include:

  • Laws & responsibility of employee for a company vehicle,
  • Defensive driving techniques,
  • Five seeing habits,
  • Maintaining space,
  • Effective Communication,
  • Parking procedures and maneuvers,
  • Adverse Conditions & handling emergencies,
  • Preparing the vehicle and trip planning.

These workshops may be held at your location.

Prices are determined by enrolment numbers, time, and location.

Awards

2005 Road Safety Achievement Awards

On March 6, 2006, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation organized a ceremony for the annual Road Safety Achievement Awards in one of the downtown hotels in Toronto.

Dez Miklos of the "Say Dez!" Safe Driving Consulting was nominated for the 2005 Road Safety Achievement Award in the Media category for his weekly radio show "Say Dez!" on McMaster University's CFMU 93.3 FM station.

The award was presented by the Hon. Harinder S. Takhar, Minister of Transportation.

 

2004 Services Award

 

October 24, 2004 Dez Miklós was presented an award in appreciation for service in recognition of his efforts promoting the aims and goals of the "Driving Instructors Golden Horseshoe Association" (D.I.G.H.A.).


The award was presented by Stephan Sobolewski, president of D.I.G.H.A.

 

2004 Volunteer Services Award

 

November 11, 2004 Dez Miklós was presented with an award in appreciation for dedicated volunteer service to McMaster University's radio station CFMU 93.3 FM.


The award was presented by James Tennat, Program Director for CFMU 93.3 FM.

 

2006 Road Safety Achievement Awards

 

May 28, 2007 the Ontario Ministry of Transportation held a ceremony for the annual Road Safety Achievement Awards at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel in Toronto. Dez Miklós of the "Say Dez!" Safe Driving Consulting was nominated for the 2006 Road Safety Achievement Award in the Media category for his weekly radio show "Say Dez!" on McMaster University's radio station CFMU 93.3 FM.

 


The award was presented by the Hon. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation.

Cours de Conduite pour Débutants (CCD) "Dites - Dez !" approuvé par le M.T.O.

»Exemple d’un module
»Exemple d’une présentation PowerPoint ou PDF
»Lien de la page d’accueil en français

Le programme d’enseignement « Say Dez ! » est approuvé par le M.T.O. et il comprend les éléments suivants :

  1. Vingt (20) heures de séances théoriques en salle de classe touchant huit (8) modules différents et d’une durée de deux (2) heures et demie chacun.
  2. Dix (10) heures de formation pratique au volant d’un véhicule.
  3. Dix (10) heures de travail réalisé à la maison nécessitant l’accès à différents sites Internet.

La page d’accueil contient tous les liens Internet nécessaires pour compléter les travaux.

Les travaux faits de la maison sont constitués de deux (2) leçons d’observation liées à la conduite d’un véhicule et de quatre (4) travaux individuels qui s’effectueront à la maison et ce, tout au long des périodes de formation théorique enseignées en classe.

Il faut ajouter à cela le visionnement de cinq (5) vidéos sur le site « Le Bon $ens au volant - Une nouvelle perspective » qui se retrouve sur le site du ministère des Ressources naturelles du Canada. Après le visionnement des vidéos, vous devrez répondre à des questions. Ces questions peuvent être répondues seulement lorsque vous aurez visionné les vidéos. Les réponses aux questions doivent être remises en même temps que les autres travaux. Tous les travaux exigés doivent être complétés et remis par l’élève avant la fin du cours.

Quant aux instructeurs de l’école de conduite, ils ont la responsabilité de placer les travaux des élèves dans leur filières. Les travaux tels qu’exigés à la page d’accueil sont faits à l’Internet à partir de leur ordinateur personnel ou de ceux de la bibliothèque. Il est possible que certains élèves possèdent d’autres appareils technologiques tels que les iPods, iPhones, iPads et qu’ils les utilisent pour accéder à la page d’accueil afin de compléter leurs travaux.

Les détails de la formation théorique en classe C.C.D. « Say Dez! »:

Chacun des huit (8) modules porte sur les sujets suivants :

  1. Les attentes,
  2. Les informations matérielles et les ressources,
  3. Une présentation PowerPoint pour chaque leçon,
  4. Les feuilles de travail,
  5. Les prospectus et la documentation,
  6. Les vidéos,
  7. Les démonstrations,
  8. Les stratégies d’enseignement en classe pour les instructeurs.

Chacune des huit (8) leçons comporte des questions à choix multiples. Les réponses à ces questions doivent aussi être placées dans la filière de l’élève.

Les leçons sont dispensées de manière à ce que vous n’ayez pas besoin de la formation pratique si vous avez suivi les leçons concernant les critères d’un véhicule en marche.

Les huit (8) leçons portent sur les éléments suivants : 

1.) La réglementation
      Système de circulation sur autoroute
      Les lois administratives
      Dispositifs de contrôle de circulation

2.) La santé physique
      La santé physique
      Distractions
      Attitude
      Les facteurs sociaux et influence

3.) L'alcool et les drogues
      Alcool
      Drogues

4.) Les méthodes de base et sécuritaires la conduite d'un véhicule
      Préliminaires
      Connaître votre véhicule
      Les rudiments
      S.I.P.D.E.

5.) Les routes urbaines et stationnement
      Conduite urbaine (méthode de conduite)
      Stationnement urbaine (méthode de stationnement)

6.) Les routes rurales et les autoroutes
      Routes rurales
      Les autoroutes

7.) Les lois de la physique
      Les lois de la physique
      Les distances d'arrêt
      La technologie de sécurité
      Nouvelles technologie

8.) Les défis et les situations d'urgence
      Introduction
      Les conditions de lumière
      Les conditions de temps
      Les conditions de route
      Circulation - Partager la route
      Véhicule - Les urgences mécaniques
      Les véhicules d'urgence

Le programme comprend dix (10) cartables à trois (3) anneaux, un (1) pour chacun des huit (8) modules et deux (2) autres pour des fins d’utilisation par l’instructeur. Le programme comprend également plusieurs vidéos provenant d’une variété de sources disponibles gratuitement ainsi que d’autres provenant de l’Internet.

Pour toutes autres informations, veuillez me contacter sur mon téléphone cellulaire au 905.379.9339 ou par courriel à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merci Dez Miklós

  • Defensive Driving Course (DDC-6)®

    Canada Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course (DDC-6)®
    The definition of Defensive Driving is: "Driving to prevent all types of traffic collisions despite the action of others around you."

    Three part collision prevention formula:

    1. Recognize the Hazard
    2. Understand the Defense
    3. Act in Time

    The loss of workers due to traffic incidences seriously impedes the operation of any business. DDC-6 is designed to teach you, your employees and families how to avoid collisions. Defensive Driving Course® - Canada Safety Council (DDC-6)

     

  • P.D.I.C.®

    The Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)® helps professional drivers improve their defensive driving techniques.

    Through the use of visual aids and qualified instructors PDIC will show your drivers how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Classroom participation involves case studies and active discussion of real life situations, as well as identifying traffic hazards. Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)®

     

  • 55 Alive Mature Driving® Course:

    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. 55 Alive Mature Driving® Course - Canada Safety Council

     

  • Log Book Seminar:

    Do your drivers fail to fill out the "Driver's Daily Log" properly? Failure to fill the out the Logs properly may result in fines for your company and your driver.
     
    Purpose Of Daily Vehicle Inspection
    The purpose of daily vehicle inspection is to ensure the early identification of vehicle problems and defects before the vehicle is operated on the highway. Inspections prevent the operation of a vehicle with conditions that are likely to cause or contribute to the severity of an accident.

    To help prevent any sanctions against your company's operator carrier profile take advantage of the "Say Dez!" Driver's Daily Log Seminar today. Driver's Daily Log

     

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