Driver Awareness Online Course

Driver Awareness Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Being a safe driver is all about anticipating risks and minimising distractions on the road. You should be aware of fellow road users, their needs and the potential dangers everyone faces. This e-learning Driver Awareness training course has been created to give you a thorough understanding of the Highway Code, and how it applies to you.

You’ll also learn how to carry out vehicle safety checks, plan your journey ahead of time and understand how to drive in a range of severe weather conditions. You’ll be able to identify the main distractions that cause accidents on the road, and how to minimise them. And, as this course is accredited by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service and assured by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), you can be sure that the information follows up-to-date guidance and best practice.


By the end of this 1-2 hour online training course, you will:

  • Understand what safe driving is, and why it’s important
  • Identify the main risks associated with driving
  • Be able to successfully minimise risks for yourself and other road users
  • Effectively plan for a journey, and understand why planning ahead is so important
  • Make sure driver safety is at the forefront of your planning
  • Carry out thorough vehicle checks before you drive
  • Explain why vehicle checks are an essential part of being a responsible driver
  • Identify a range of distractions, and how to mitigate them
  • Be able to put safe driving principles into practice


This self-led online course covers the following topic areas:

  • Journey planning – what to do before you set off
  • How competent are you at driving?
  • Are you confident behind the wheel?
  • Get familiar with your vehicle
  • Different types of roads and road users
  • The Hierarchy of Road Users
  • Your responsibilities on the road
  • Driving in various weather conditions
  • Policies around driving for work
  • Vehicle checks and driver safety
  • MOTs and insurance
  • Loading and towing safely
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Breakdowns, tools and kits
  • Risks and distractions
  • Road types and road users
  • Risks associated with driver attitudes
  • The Dutch Reach
  • Speed awareness and reaction times
  • Driving in severe weather
  • Various kinds of distractions – cognitive, manual, audio and visual


At the end of this driver safety course, you will need to take an online exam containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 90% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

This course is for anyone who’s passed their driving test and would like to keep up to date with current road safety, as well as changes to the Highway Code. If you drive as part of your job, it’s even more important to be a safe and responsible driver – especially if you plan long journeys or make frequent trips.

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