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Defensive Driving Day - Lakeside Park

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Defensive Driving Day - Lakeside Park


  • Take on a full day defensive driving course in your own car
  • Learn emergency lane changes to emergency braking and cornering
  • Receive tuition from the most experienced instructors in Brisbane

Do Queensland's best Defensive Driving Day with serious professionals. Get fascinating insights into defensive driving, and understand your car and the variables of the road. On a proper skid pan, you'll learn everything from emergency lane changes to emergency braking and cornering.

What's Included?

  • Full day defensive driving course
  • Professional tuition from experienced instructors

The aim of this first-level course is to provide post-licence driver training to raise awareness, skill levels and assess attitude and the potential dangers of the road. You'll mix theoretical and practical driving sessions conducted at normal road speeds in your own vehicle. Life-saving skills that everyone should know will be covered in a purpose-built training facility. A friendly theory session will explain what 'defensive' driving is all about, and identify the most important principles.

Following an explanation of the correct braking techniques we will put you to the test in a various practical emergency braking situations on a variety of wet surfaces. After a lunch break (BYO), the afternoon session will cover vehicle dynamics and emergency braking and cornering.. For the afternoon a combination of exercises will include vehicle balance and smoothness, and basic emergency braking and cornering. A final short lecture will recap the day, re-assess the driver’s attitude before certificates and course notes are handed out as recognition of having completed the day.

Theoretical subjects covered will include:

  • Defensive driving - what it means and how it is achieved
  • Evaluation of the main part of the car - the driver!
  • Driver attitude
  • Practical road safety tips
  • Explanation of safety features of modern cars and how to use them
  • Tyres and their importance in driving safety
  • Vision skills
  • Basic vehicle dynamics and emergency braking and cornering

Practical exercises will be conducted in:

  • Assessment of vehicle condition
  • Seating and steering
  • Emergency braking with and without ABS
  • Emergency lane changes
  • Reaction times and their effects on stopping distance
  • Vehicle handling/ steering techniques
  • Basic skid control

Session Length

  • This experience is seven hours in duration 9am-4pm
  • Run on pre-determined dates throughout the year


Note: Learner drivers must have a Licenced Driver with them during the practical components.


  • This experience is great for everyone's education, from L-platers to 80-year's experienced
  • Most vehicles are suitable, from teeny-tiny minis to light commercials and 4WDs.


  • Change your booking up to 14 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 14 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

There will only be up to ten people per instructor.


This experience is not affected by weather - your defensive skills are even more valuable in the wet!

Dress Code

Enclosed footwear, appropriate for driving, should be worn. Much of this course is conducted outdoors, so dress for the weather, including sunscreen and hats.

Other Info

  • Make sure your tyres are inflated to about 10psi above your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations
  • There is no facility onsite to inflate your tyres. BYO lunch as there are no shops nearby

This experience takes place at Lakeside Park Kurwongbah, 30 minutes north of Brisbane.

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