The Driver Improvement Course, also known as Defensive Driving, is an established, proven program created by Thinking Driver.

This internationally recognized program addresses driver attitude in an effective and respectful way by utilizing advanced psychological and counseling techniques to change the way drivers see the actions of others and develop more effective responses. This course is fully interactive with drivers discussing driving challenges and solutions based on personal motivations. Anger management tools are a key component of the course content as drivers learn to take responsibility for their emotional reactions while driving, choose positive actions to avoid confrontation and stay safe and out of harm’s way .

This course lays out the foundation of Thinking Driver’s Five Fundamentals of defensive driving principles and practices: our core techniques and tips that help minimize risk and prevent incidents in spite of conditions and other drivers, while delving into the internal processes that can influence a driver’s choice to take unnecessary risks.

This course is approved for point recovery and Graduated Driver Licence exit.


  • Thinking Driver Theory (Defensive Driving)
  • Hazard Avoidance
  • Safe Backing
  • Winter Driving (Classroom and/or on road)
  • Thinking Driver Instructor Course (classroom instructor training & in-vehicle instructor training)
  • Evaluation/Coaching (on road)
  • Four Wheel Drive (classroom & practical training)

This course is subject to our Cancellation and Refund Policies.