Online course for fleet drivers

A new online training course to improve driving habits within fleets has been released.

The two-hour course, One More Second, has been released by eDriving, which provides driver training and global driver safety management solutions.

The course is intended to train, educate, and motivate new and experienced drivers to adopt safer behaviours behind the wheel across the United Kingdom (UK) fleet market. It will initially serve the professional audience and, after launch in the US, is now distinctly tailored for UK drivers and reinforces the core principles of defensive driving – anticipating other drivers’ actions, identifying threats before they become problems.

Ed Dubens executive vice president of eDriving’s fleet division, said, ‘It starts with awareness. Certainly, 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. Even 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.’

The course includes highly interactive content, with interactive exercises that include full-motion video “journeys” that help drivers explore the types of hazards they are likely to encounter in city, motorway and suburban settings.

Hazard identification scanning exercises in full-motion video help drivers practice spotting threats before they become unavoidable dangers. The course also includes knowledge checks and learning checklists along the way to ensure that safety-critical information is understood, reinforced, and retained.

Celia Stokes, CEO of eDriving, said, ‘One More Second enables us to further expand our offerings to meet the expressed demand of FTSE 100 and mid-to-small-sized businesses seeking a compelling online defensive driving offering that combines truly engaging content and interactivity with best-in-class driver training.’