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Green Defensive Driving Training

Defensive driving reduces fuel consumption and prevents collisions. Natural Resources Canada, through the Federal Vehicles Initiative, provided funding to federal departments for the Canada Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course in classrooms and online, in order to bring the government's fleet operations in line with Canada's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. By improving their drivers' skills, government fleets reduced fuel consumption as well as collisions.

The Defensive Driving Course is a one-day, in-classroom course that provides specific techniques to help drivers avoid all types of traffic collisions, despite driving conditions or the actions of others.

The online Course takes approximately two hours to complete. Interactive activities such as analysing collision scenes, driving techniques and scenarios, help to teach users about defensive driving. There is also a module on how to reduce the environmental impacts of driving.