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Post Accident Driver Training
Post Accident Driver Training - the benefits
Being involved in a car accident is an unpleasant experience at any time; even if you’re lucky enough to be unhurt physically it can play on your mind for a number of weeks/months after the event. You will commonly find yourself replaying events over and over in your mind trying to see were you went wrong or how you could have done things differently. For most people this will fade in time and be put down to experience, allowing us to continue to drive but perhaps a little more cautiously for the next few weeks. There is evidence to suggest that we don’t learn from our mistakes when it comes to driving, and we are four times more likely to be involved in a similar accident within the next 12 months unless we take steps to understand what happened to cause the accident in the first place. Changing the way we drive through training to reduce or remove the initial cause of the accident is really the only way to reduce these statistics.
For some though the damage done in a car accident can reach far beyond the dents in the car or the physical injuries, a real fear of driving can start to develop. This can be the early sign of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to give it its full name. It is a feeling or fear of being out of control of a situation and can have a serious effect on people’s day-to-day lives. Affecting what was their normal way of life and bringing real fear into what used to be an easy and often unconsidered task of driving from A to B.
Post accident driver training can be a real benefit in this case.
The Driven Ltd Post Accident Driver Training course is always conducted on a 1:1 ratio with a full analysis of the situations and conditions prevailing at the time of the accident.
We will look at the following factors -
The Driver - Were they fit & healthy, Tired or receiving medication? What hours had been worked that day or week. Were there any personal issues that may have affected their concentration or decision making?
The Vehicle - Type, Service history, General condition & maintenance, Suitability for the driver & task
The Journey - Route Planning, Timing, Congestion, Time allocated for the journey, Weather, Distractions etc.
The instructor will then review and discuss the circumstances leading up to the accident and then if agreed with the participant will retrace the route taken to analyse what may have gone wrong, what might have been missed that the driver may have been able to anticipate and what the driver's best course of action may have been to avoid being involved in the accident at all.
There will be an assessment of the drivers general overall basic driving skills and habits, with coaching focusing on how to drive more defensively in the future to minimise the chance of further incident.
This post accident driver training course is also appropriate for all drivers who may have lost their confidence having been involved in an accident as a passenger, or drivers who have started to developed phobias such as being unable to deal with motorway driving, driving alone, driving at night etc.
All of our driver training courses are delivered at a pace that the participant is able to gain the most benefit from. This course naturally is in need of sometimes being delivered in a more sympathetic manner with suitable breaks to relax, discuss and recompose for futher development. We recognise that post accident driver training is more specialist and that the circumstances of each case tend to be different, and we therefore tailor the training accordingly.
A full report will be prepared for the driver which will include recommendations that can be implemented to avoid a reoccurrence of a similiar accident.
All this has been proved to really go a long way to help a post accident driver to return to confident driving.
To find out more about this Post Accident Driver Training course, for course prices or to check available dates in your area please email email@example.com