|COURSE CODE & TITLE||COCR 1047: Defensive Driving Simulation|
|NO. OF CREDITS:||One (1)|
Defensive Driving Simulation is a practical course that instructs drivers in the techniques, skills and attitude required to safely operate a vehicle. Hands-on practice using a mobile, high fidelity, virtual reality simulator supplements theoretical instruction. The thirteen (13) hour mixed practical exercises and simulation provide a realistic learning experience that
places participants in dangerous situations without actually putting them in danger. The simulation demonstrates the dangers of the inability to recognize visual cues and hazards, which could lead to collisions and/or fatalities. Additionally, simulation allows students to practice defensive driving. Assessment takes the form of both theory and practical simulation
One of the most dangerous tasks in an individual’s daily routine is driving from point A to point B. Our future leaders typically attain a driver’s license in their late teens or early 20s.
Unfortunately, there seems to be lack awareness of the need for driver education and, as a result, drivers are taught how to operate a vehicle rather than the attitudes and behaviours of a safe driver. This course fills that gap by introducing students to safe and defensive driving.
The aim of this course is to utilise knowledge transfer knowledge and the inculcation of requisite skills paramount for safe driving in order to instil proper driver attitudes and behaviours.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|In-Class Written Test 1||25%||One mixed-test of objective and subjective items (30 minutes).|
|In-Class Written Test 2||25%||One mixed-test of objective and subjective items (30 minutes).|
|Simulation Evaluation||50%||Eight one (1) hour sessions on a driving simulator encountering
various road situations.
|Interactive Lectures||Instructor-led lecture sessions with discussion involving structured and
|Prior Knowledge Assessment Quizzes||DriveWise employs the use of an Anonymous Audience Response
System. Students use a clicker system to respond to posted questions.
This system will be used for prior knowledge checks.
|Cooperative Learning||Students will engage in peer group interactions.|
|Simulation Labs||Students will use driving simulators to experience real-world driving
|Six Star Learning Tools||Six Star Approach Worksheet and Six Star Application Problem
Sheets with real-world scenario
Required/Essential - The DriveWise University of the West Indies Advanced Defensive Driving Manual
Recommended - None
Other: - None
Mr. Rodney Ragbir
Drivewise Trinidad Limited