Distractions and Proactive Driver Training – BC


The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) resource library provides health and safety online courses and certificates for different industries to meet the demand in workplace occupational health and safety for a more skilled, competent, and safe workforce. This Library offers over 80 online courses and was designed to meet the different requirements of provincial and federal government legislation as well as to provide an incremental learning path leading towards three competency-based online certificates.


In the past, courses such as this have been called “Defensive” driving courses. More recently, they have appeared as “Pro-active” driving courses. The purpose of this change in terminology is a hope that drivers will not only defend themselves against collisions, but be pro-active in avoiding dangerous situations and protecting all road users. This course has been designed to help you meet all regulatory and government requirements including the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code.



This is a one-hour online course.



Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the items on a vehicle that should be inspected before it is driven
  • List the most common driver distractions
  • Describe how to avoid becoming distracted while driving
  • Identify the causes and effects of fatigue
  • Describe methods in which you can become a pro-active driver
  • List some items that should be included in an emergency kit
  • Explain how to check and regulate the fluid levels in a vehicle
  • Explain why it is important to keep your emotions in check while driving
  • Explain why using a cell phone while driving is dangerous
  • Define “impaired driving” and describe the penalties for being charged with impaired driving
  • List the most important points of interacting with other road users