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Advanced Defensive Driving Skills

Advanced Defensive Driving Skills Workshops help keep Wisconsin rural and specialized transportation drivers skilled and trained to proficiency.
Drivers attend a classroom-style presentation prepared by the National Safety Council. The curriculum emphasizes decision-making, uncontrollable driving factors and other defensive driving strategies.


Sample agenda of training program:

- Section 1 Objective: To increase awareness of the need for and the benefits of defensive driving/Video.

- Section 2 Objective: Identify the conditions of driving; Increase awareness of the risks and hazards in adverse driving conditions; provide defensive driving techniques to reduce the risks and hazards of those driving conditions.

- Section 3 Objective: Identify common unsafe driving behaviors that result in crashes and violations; Explain how specific conditions may increase the hazards and risks of these unsafe behaviors; Explain defensive driving techniques to reduce the incidence of these unsafe driving behaviors.

- Section 4 Objective: Video/Identify aggressive driver behaviors that result in crashes and violations; Identify causes of aggressive driving actions; Increase awareness of personal aggressive driving behaviors; Identify ways to maintain self-control behind the wheel; Identify defensive driving techniques to avoid confrontations with aggressive drivers; Create a personal plan to maintain control in stressful driving situations.

This class includes participation and discussion. Many drivers come to us with concerns that they have in relation to their everyday responsibilities.

The Advanced Defensive Driving Skills workshop is largely funded by the Wisconsin Rural Transportation Assistance Program. The attendee's portion of the cost is $25. The fee covers instruction and materials. Even though the course is already largely subsidized by RTAP, each driver can still use an RTAP Scholarship to cover 100% of the $25 fee. For more info on the RTAP scholarship, please contact Jacob Miller at or 608-264-7335.
This course can also be delivered to your agency. Our class start times are not set in stone, and we remain as flexible as possible based on the agency needs. For information on scheduling a workshop, please call Ken Woodall at 414-227-3332.
RTAP scholarship reimbursement for this program is available only to Wisconsin-based rural and small urban transportation providers.

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Dates and locations to be announced.
CEUs: 0.6
Email us with your interest, contact:
Ken Woodall, Outreach Specialist,, 414-227-3332


Wisconsin RTAP Scholarships
For more scholarship information, contact Jacob Miller at or 608-264-7335. Your agency may qualify for RTAP scholarships!