Effects Of Stress On Driving

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Effects of Stress on Driving Course

Course Overview

This course explains how everyday stress can result in distracted driving, poor decision-making, and physical impairments, such as loss of peripheral vision or muscle coordination. It also teaches drivers how to manage stress in the interest of safety.

Successful completion of this course will result in the ability to:

  • Describe mental and physical changes caused by stress
  • Identify the tell-tale signs that stress has affected one’s driving
  • Create a personal blueprint and plan of action

This program was developed by Dr. Randy Flemmer who has over 30 years of driver education and fleet safety experience.


Approximately 60 minutes

Course Topics

  • Adrenaline & your brain

  • Vision problems

  • Loss of muscle coordination

  • Impairment of peripheral vision

  • Physical signs of stress overload

  • Mental signs of stress overload

  • Ways to control adrenaline overload

  • Texting & driving

  • Loading & unloading while stressed

  • 0-60 escalation

  • Road rage

  • Difficult people

Course Assessment & Certificate Of Completion

Knowledge testing is conducted throughout the course. Test questions are designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Each participant is allowed to repeat the course twice if the course pass mark has not been successfully achieved.

Participants who successfully pass the course will be able to download and print an online certificate of completion.