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Safer Basic

Register for the S.A.F.E.R™ Basic Driving Course

Course Overview

This is the fundamental S.A.F.E.R. driving course. This informative and economical program includes skid control. To learn more about the “SAFER” acronym, click here.


25 hours (15 hours in the online classroom, 10 hours in the vehicle)

Why You Should Choose Us

1. Curriculum developed by industry expert, Dr. Randy Flemmer

Dr. Flemmer has over 30 years of Driver Training experience and a Doctoral Degree in Adult Education. Students benefit from Dr. Flemmer’s vast educational background and understanding of the Adult learning process.

2. “A” Driving School is Government Approved and registered with Alberta Transportation

Students are assured that all “A” Driving School programs meet and exceed all government standards and regulations. Programs qualify for a reduction in insurance premiums.

3. “A” Driving School has been in business for over 30 years

Customer satisfaction comes FIRST with Fleet Safety International! Students are assured that all “A” Driving School programs and instructors are of the highest calibre to meet the needs of every client and customer.

4. Skid Control Training is included in every program

Students learn not only how to control their vehicle in normal conditions, but also how to control skids in a safe, controlled, and fun way.

Topics: Classroom

  • Collision statistics

  • Crash vs Accident

  • Senses and mental components of driving
  • Inattention blindness
  • Driver competency model
  • Licensing, registration, demerit points
  • Highway driving

  • Adverse conditions

  • Driver types

  • Road and traffic conditions
  • Drinking and driving
  • Seatbelts and airbags
  •   Graduated driver’s licence (GDL)
  • Insurance
  • S.A.F.E.R.™ System of Defensive Driving including The route, visual lead times, ground search, traffic tactics, escape route, intersection scanning, offset turns, point of no return, rear crash avoidance
  • Backing
  • City driving including Signs, traffic lights, right of way, stopping and turns

Topics: In-vehicle

  • Basic driving skills include:
    Walk around, control use, hand over hand, signals, backing, road position, speed control, braking control, left turns, right turns
  • Traffic Lights including:
    Left turns, right turns, advanced lights, offset turns
  • Highway/Freeway including:
    Merging, weave lanes, exiting, overtaking
  • One-way streets Left turns, right turns, lane choice
  • Parking skills include:
    Angle, parallel, uphill, downhill
  • Advanced driving skills include:
    S.A.F.E.R. ™ defensive driving skills including Space, attitude, foresight, eyesight, responsibility
  • “A” Track skills including Skid control, rear crash avoidance, collision avoidance, brake & avoid