Defensive driving — what's it all about?
Experience is the most valuable asset to a driver. Every hour spent on the road increases your exposure to the dangers of driving, a critical element in building your awareness and perception as a driver. Unfortunately experience takes time, but there are ways to increase your knowledge of fringe circumstances through professional training.
A defensive driving course puts you in the hot seat to experience and learn from potentially harmful circumstances. Among other things, defensive driving courses from No Yelling teach you the skills to handle a vehicle in wet conditions and avoid hidden or sudden hazards at high speeds.
Our defensive driving trainers
With the help of our defensive driving specialists, Safe Drive Training, No Yelling partners with only experienced coaches. Our defensive driving trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, from professional car racers to counter terrorism experts. They have decades of experience training drivers in high pressure scenarios and are well renowned in their field.
The course runs on weekdays and weekends at Mt Cotton Raceway and runs for 8 hours from 9am to 5pm. Course participants receive a complimentary lunch with the crew out on the track with light refreshments to follow.
How much time is spent in the car?
We believe in a hands on approach to learning and get you in the car at every opportunity. Cars are shared between 3 - 4 students, so if you aren't driving your self, you're riding along in the passenger seat.
How do I book?
Once your defensive course has been purchased, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organise the next available course. Wait times can vary depending on the time of year, but we can generally do bookings within 7 days.
How do I get there?
Mt Cotton is located located 35km south east of Brisbane CBD. Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to and from the venue. At this stage we do not offer defensive courses outside of South East Queensland, but we are working to build partnerships with quality trainers in Melbourne and Sydney.
Does the course count towards my log book hours?
Defensive driving courses do not count towards the hours in log book. They are designed as supplementary to a learner driver's education.
Our advice to parents and learners
Invest in a defensive driving course to assist in the early stages of driving. The experience gained from one day on the track will prepare any driver for the dangers of driving on the road, particularly in the early months.