Smooth Driver – Advanced Driving Skills

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Smooth Driving – An Online Driver Awareness Course

This smooth driving training course combines e-Learning modules which provide a strong base in smooth driving theory with a telematics assisted training system, or TASTi, to ensure this knowledge is applied in the real world.

Smooth driving helps both new and experienced drivers drive more safely, reduce vehicle wear, and cut fuel costs. It also helps to protect employers of occupational drivers from the risk of costly accidents, while ensuring compliance.

The use of telematics as part of this online driver course is optional. There are two basic options available – TASTi light (e-Learning + training reinforcement) and TASTi full flavour (e-Learning + training reinforcement + telematics).

Driving & Vehicle Courses Offered By Human Focus

Human Focus offers the list of following online courses under the driving for work toolkit:

Why this Smooth Driving Training Course is Vital

Smooth driving, often referred to as ‘Eco-driving’, is not only proven to reduce fuel consumption (studies show anywhere from 5->20% in fuel bills) it is also believed to deliver improved safety. This is because smooth driving requires good forward planning. This not only helps reduce fuel consumption but also increases the likelihood of spotting hazards early and taking evasive action.

TASTi delivers change in driver behaviour by combining the following modules into a single integrated driver training system:

e-Learning

This module provides knowledge to drivers about how to drive safely. This is not just another driver e-Learning course but unique content designed to deliver ongoing driver skills.

Reinforcement

This module tracks the performance of each driver and provides feedback and reinforces ongoing improvement. The system automatically manages the skills development of each driver as an ongoing process. The auto alerts are sent to collect required telematics data for each driver which is then analysed. Drivers receive regular feedback on their progress including bite-sized e-Learning coaching sessions.

Telematics

Telematics monitors the trainee’s on-road performance. This data is fed into the training reinforcement system.

Objectives of the Smooth Driving Training Course

This online training course aims to enable its participants to become better drivers by helping them learn advanced smooth driving skills. It then reinforces this training by using the latest technology to encourage real behavioural change.

Course Content

Smooth Driver – Advanced Driving Skills

Module 1- Smooth Driver Training for Enhanced Safety and Fuel Economy

  • What is smooth driving?
  • What is meant by vehicle balance?
  • Course aims and structure
  • The role of the training reinforcement element

Module 2- Smooth Operation of the Vehicle Controls

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Gears
  • Steering

Module 3- Effective Road Positioning for Smooth Driving

  • Following effective road positioning
  • Cornering- The theory
  • Cornering- How not to do it
  • Cornering- Good practice

Module 4- Maintaining Momentum for Smooth Driving

  • Momentum- The theory
  • Acceleration sense
  • Awareness and anticipation

Module 5- Understanding How Speed Affects Smooth Driving

  • Speed and hazard perception
  • Speed and margin for error
  • Fuel economy and speed
  • Speed tips

Module 6- Avoiding Distractions to Maintain Smooth Driving

  • Distractions
  • Journey planning
  • Fatigue and driving

The course offers two variations: with and without telematics.

This driving skills course also has a training reinforcement element, which is delivered practically. It has been designed to help you to put the information learned into practice. The details of this practical module are as follows:

Module 7- Developing Your Smooth Driving Skills

This module focuses on practical reinforcement training. It looks specifically at the role of mobile app and how action beacons work.

Short action beacons give information in bite-sized reminders to aid participants with learning.

Participants may choose to use the mobile app with this course, which can monitor their smooth driving skills and provide them with detailed feedback about points that could use improvement.

Who this Smooth Driver – Advanced Driving Skills course is for?

This smooth driving online training course is ideally designed for anyone that regularly drives as a part of his/her job.

Learning Outcomes of Online Driver Awareness Course

Outcomes are listed by module.

Module 1- Smooth Driver Training for Enhanced Safety and Fuel Economy

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the four elements of smooth driving
  • Familiarise themselves with the course’s structure

Module 2- Smooth Operation of the Vehicle Controls

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain skillful use of vehicle controls contributes to smooth driving
  • Apply use of vehicle controls to improve smooth driving skills

Module 3- Effective Road Positioning for Smooth Driving

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of road positioning to decision making while driving
  • Apply road positioning that keeps drivers safe and ensures fuel-efficiency

Module 4- Maintaining Momentum for Smooth Driving

Participants will be able to:

  • Avoid unnecessary braking situations
  • Maintain momentum and smooth driving by improving awareness and anticipation

Module 5- Understanding How Speed Affects Smooth Driving

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the effect of speed on driver’s ability to anticipate hazards
  • Explain the effect of speed limits on margin for error
  • Apply speed tips to plan ahead and manoeuvre the vehicle effectively

Module 6- Avoiding Distractions to Maintain Smooth Driving

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify distractions that hinder smooth driving
  • Avoid distractions that hinder smooth driving

Module 7- Developing Your Smooth Driving Skills

Participants will be able to:

  • Use the mobile app and action beacons to improve smooth driving skills

Why Choose Human Focus for This Online Advanced Driving Skills Course?

Choosing Human Focus this Smooth Driver – Advanced Driving Skills course offers the following benefits:

  • RoSPA-assured training content and certification
  • Full compliance with health and safety legislation
  • User-friendly learning management system (LMS) that tracks and records trainees’ progress
  • Simple and effective course content with clear voice over

Course Format

  • 100% online
  • Immediate start following registration on any device
  • Approximately 146+ minutes in length
  • End of course knowledge test

Advanced Driver Training Certificate

Trainees will earn a RoSPA-assured certificate from Human Focus upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is unique about this smooth driving online training?

This online training course is not about teaching the basics of driving or pointing out obvious safety points. This course assumes that drivers already are proficient with driving and know the Highway Code. This course works to improve driver knowledge and performance on the road to keep everyone safer with less usage of fuel.

What is the advantage of telematics?

By using vehicle telematics, you will be able to ensure the knowledge learned in training is applied in actual driving situations. The system is easy to use via our simple application. At the start of the journey, drivers simply launch the app on their mobiles and set it aside.

While driving, the technology collects real-time data of risky driving behaviours such as harsh acceleration, harsh breaking, speeding, and corner. This data is then used to provide ongoing coaching feedback.

What are the crucial elements for smooth driving?

There are four important elements of smooth driving. The first element is smooth operation of vehicle controls, which means smooth braking, acceleration, gear changes, and steering. The second element is effective planning and positioning. It is the art of making the right choices so that the vehicle is always in the right place at the right time. The third element is the maintenance of momentum. The final fourth element of smooth driving is adherence to speed limits.

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