Defensive Driving Course - Sandown Raceway - Melbourne

Sandown Raceway, Melbourne



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  • Perfectly suited to L-PLATE & P-PLATE drivers
  • Learn the skills to become a better driver
  • Fun and informative session!

This Defensive Driving Course puts you in control! The road is full of hazards so spend a day learning how to avoid bad situations. You'll practice everything from vehicle dynamics to braking technique, your own limits and most importantly, the 'Twelve Golden Rules of Defensive Driving'!DDS

  • 1 person
  • Duration - 1 Day
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Full day defensive driving course
  • Professional instructors

This experience is presented in a relaxed and friendly environment by qualified instructors. You'll mix it up with theory and practical components, so regardless of your driving experience, you'll have a great day. The aim of these exercises is to educate drivers in:

  • Vehicle dynamics
  • The correct systems of car control - seating, vision and steering
  • Correct braking
  • Skid causation, basic skid control and skid prevention
  • Raising the drivers level of awareness in relation to speed, reaction times and stopping distances
  • Learn how your vehicle reacts in a emergency
  • Understanding of how a drivers attitudes, motivations, and risk taking behaviour affects road safety
  • The Twelve Golden Rules of Defensive Driving and how they can be applied every time a vehicle is driven
  • The importance of tyres
  • Road laws and the introduction of any new laws
  • Road rage
  • Personal security whilst driving.
  • Through practical driving exercises, become more ‘speed aware’, particularly in how the degree of vehicle control difficulty increases exponentially in relation to increases in vehicle speeds.
  • Develop an understanding of basic vehicle dynamics, in emergency situations
  • Learn to predict potential hazards, identify risky situations and minimise danger
  • Understand the importance of keeping your vision high and maintaining sensible safety margins around your vehicle at all times and;
  • Develop a positive and proactive attitude towards defensive driving.

On the Day

Session Length

This experience runs from 8:15am to around 4pm.

Numbers on the Day

There will be groups of up to ten participants per instructor.


This experience is not affected by weather.

Dress Code

  • Wear comfortable clothing and sensible driving footwear, i.e. no high heels or other shoes unsuitable for driving
  • A lot of the course is outdoor so check the weather and dress accordingly - sunscreen and a hat are always recommended

Other Info

Please inflate your car's tyres to 40psi (or the recommended level for light commercials) before you arrive - there is no facility to inflate tyres. The importance of this will be explained! BYO lunch, there are no shops nearby. Please remove unrestrained items from your car.
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This experience is suitable for everyone from 16-80 years old, and for most cars including 4WDs and light commercial vehicles. If attending the course on a Learners permit, participants must bring a fully licensed driver with them. Not suitable if pregnant.