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This 2-day course is designed to deliver traffic safety principles and practices. This course will provide information inherent in the Traffic Safety / Driver Education fields. Information to be gained from this program includes: defensive driving and collision avoidance techniques, strategies for teaching vehicle maneuverability, design of a driver education course and how to determine number of sessions needed for training. In addition, the program discusses how human factors impact evaluation, training, as well as facilitating communication with the client and their support system.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify basic traffic safety rules, basic defensive driving and collision avoidance strategies.
  • Recognize how and when to take control of the vehicle, if needed.
  • Identify specific strategies for teaching vehicle maneuverability.
  • Design an on-road course to determine driver competency.
  • Identify the criteria needed to assess and the interventions required to determine the number of sessions needed for training, remediation, or driving cessation.
  • Recognize the psychomotor, cognitive, visual and behavioral aspects of driving that result in competent driving skills.
  • Recognize the causes of driving errors and relate them to the clinical assessment.
  • Identify characteristics inherent in select disabled populations that should be considered for teaching and training for driver competency.
  •  List ways to effectively communicate observed driver actions into verbal and written format.
  •  Recognize medical prescriptions that may influence and impact driving ability.

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Course Offerings for 2020
15 ADED Contact Hours / 1.5 AOTA CEUs
CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration confirmation and payment receipts are e-mailed to the attendee. All cancellations for courses, workshops and conference must be made in writing to the ADED Executive Office one month prior to the course; a 15% handling fee will be charged. Refunds will not be issued after one month prior to the course or for “no-shows.” Substitutions are accepted with a written notice provided that the replacement meets the same registration fee criteria. If an additional fee structure applies to the substitute registrant, all additional fees must be paid at the time the substitution is made. Partial refunds will not be granted. ADED reserves the right to cancel seminars due to unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances at any time. ADED is not responsible for nonrefundable airline and hotel reservations that a participant incurred due to cancellation. ADED reserves the right to change a course date, location or instructor. All complaints relative to the seminar content, instructor presentation, class facilities and registration procedures are to be directed to the ADED executive office: ADED, 200 First Avenue NW, Suite 505, Hickory, NC 28601.
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