6 hour Defensive Driving Course (Theory)
This defensive driving course is a 6 hour online theory program, designed for those who already have a driver’s license. It’s possible you used to have a driver’s license in Halifax, and you were given instruction to complete this course. if you’ve received demerit points on your driving record, this drivers education course helps reduce or remove them from your driving abstract. Taking this course can take away the limitations associated to 5N and 5R driver’s license levels. The required time line to get your full class 5 license however varies, depending on when you first got your license, in case you are a new driver.
Brave Driver Training offers this program as an online, LMS based format. It can be done on a laptop or a mobile, based on your availability and location. A student going through this course must be from Nova Scotia. You may be completing driving lessons in-vehicle with a driving instructor or just taking the 6 hour defensive driving course by itself. The Defensive Driving Course is an established, proven program designed to help you become a more effective defensive driver, even if you already know how to drive a car.
Graduated Driver Licensing System:
When a new driver first passes their road test in Nova Scotia, they receive a 5N license. After 2 years, if their record is clear of any violations, they move to a 5R (restricted) license. After 2 more years, given the same conditions of demonstrating good driving behavior, they can have their full 5 license (without any letters or limitations). However, you can only move to a full license, if you have either completed the 6 hour defensive driving course, or the 35 hour driver education program.
35 hour full program vs. the 6 hour defensive program:
The full 35 hours driver education program includes 25 hours of online, self paced, LMS driving classroom time, and it also needs to include a minimum of 10 hours of driving time with a professional driving instructor. The 6 hour defensive driving program is 6 hours of classroom time only, and thus carries no in vehicle driving practice. The defensive driving course is more affordable, and it’s really for those who have experience driving for some time. Taking this course can help brush up your ideas around driving, and equip you with the knowledge and tools to make you a full fledged defensive driver.
Consider supplementing your online education with in-vehicle driving lessons:
If you’d like to take individual driver training lessons with a professional driving instructor, you may click here to visit that page. You may take driving lessons to improve your practical driving skills or to have your current driving abilities evaluated. To have a full comprehensive education, we recommend the combination of the theory and the practical driving with a professional driving instructor.
Benefits of the 6 hour defensive driving course:
- Nova Scotia approved, 6 hour classroom on defensive driving.
- Learn or brush up on practical Defensive Driving techniques.
- This course removes the letter “N” off your license off your Nova Scotia Driver’s license, and thus the associated limitations.
- Removes or reduces demerit points from your driving abstract.
- Receive the Brave Driver Training Defensive Driving Course certificate for completing the 6 hour driving class.
The 6 Hour Defensive Driving Course Outline:
- This driver training course contains 5 essential module and it is 6 hours in online duration viewing.
- There are driving course quizzes and assignments that must be done in a timely manner.
- This driver education course includes a hefty 3 hour section on Defensive Driving.
- The student of the defensive driving course learns how to minimize risk, and enhance his overall awareness of various critical driving situations. The student driver will also learn how to deal with multiple driving hazards present at any one time.
- This driver training course teaches one how to avoid all traffic collisions, despite other drivers’ errors on the road.
- You will learn specific techniques to drive your vehicle in different road and weather conditions.
- Drivers learn how to manage sudden vehicle emergency scenarios, including case studies.
Brave Driving School is a driver training educational institute in Halifax, Dartmouth and Sackville. We offer a variety of driving related services such as road test preparation. To help you pass the road test, in case you have to re-take it, please click here to view more. To learn more about Brave Driver Training, please click here to check out our about us page.