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Defensive Driving Courses

Our one day Defensive Driving program incorporates both skill development and driver knowledge to GET THE DRIVER’S EDGE. The program aims to develop a pro-active approach to driving and realistic skill development that is applicable to best prepare a driver for today’s roads.

This course is also suited to Open Licence Drivers and is a brilliant way to brush up on your techniques and eliminate old driving habits - making EVERYONE a Safer Driver

We were recently featured in an article in Riot Act by Jane Speechly - Take a look at this first hand overview of the course and its benefits 

With many years of training experience, from learners to Police driver training, we know that the average driver has enough knowledge and experience to get the job done MOST of the time. However, current standards do not fully prepare drivers for every driving experience or all hazards on the roads, and road rules, technology and driving techniques change over time.

Upcoming Defensive Driving Course Dates

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a week date in mind and would like us to organise a group course, we are more than happy to investigate the facilities availability.

2018 Dates

April 13th Fuly Booked April 24th Fully Booked
May 4th Fully Booked May 20th Booking now - limited places available
June 8th Fully Booked June 23rd places available
July 6th places available July 29th places available
August 10th places available August 25th places available
September 7th places available September 22nd places available
October 5th places available October 20th places available
November 2nd places available November 24th places available
December 1st places available December 16th places available

What does the course cover? 

Our standard Defensive driving program covers the following topics, however we are more than happy to tailor a program to meet special needs.

  • Risk analysis
  • Braking (systems and techniques)
  • Reaction time exercises
  • Emergency response exercises
  • Wet weather driving
  • Skid avoidance (on a purpose built skid pan)
  • Road law
  • Defensive driving techniques, and
  • Legal obligations
  • Lunch and Refreshments provided

Our Defensive Driving Courses are ideal for Learners, new drivers, experienced drivers and those wanting to update their knowledge, skills and iron out their bad habits. The day will challenge your thoughts and evaluate your abilities, and we throw in a whole lot of fun for free. Generally speaking we have an even number of males and females attending these courses, so take the right step towards keeping yourself safer on the roads.


One on One Defensive Driver Training 

(or small groups maximum of 2 people)

We also offer One on One Defensive training please call the office to discuss, These are organised by appointment only cost is $350 per person, and is limited to a maximum of 2 people.

N.B Please note the One on One course cannot be prepaid through the link below - please call the office to organise booking and payment options. As these are tailored to your specific needs there is no further discount available for this particular course.



As this course in conducted on private property of the Driver Training Centre, please check with your insurance that you are covered. 

NOTE: Always use the term "Defensive Driving Course" not "Advanced Driving Course" as there is a big difference in these two courses and what your insurer will and won't cover.

Insurance Benefits

Fifth Gear Motoring Defensive Driving Courses have been assessed by Allianz insurance as a risk management strategy which can contribute towards a lower insurance premium. If you would like a quote from Allianz in relation to this please contact Capital Insurance Brokers and the team will be happy to assist you.

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