Defensive Driving Skills for all ages

What you’ll learn

Roadcraft driver training course participants of all ages leave with higher awareness, a greater appreciation of risks and practical skills to avoid danger on the road. Skills such as cornering, curve braking, emergency braking and skid prevention arm participants with the tools to be a much safer and consciously aware driver.

How you’ll learn

Our team of qualified Driver Educators bring a high level of experience in driver education and course design to the training provided at Roadcraft. Theoretical explanations in our comfortable classrooms are reinforced by practical exercises carried out on Roadcraft’s purpose-built training circuit and skid pan.

Why Roadcraft

Our two highest priorities are to educate all road users in developing advanced observation techniques and avoiding being involved in potentially dangerous traffic situations by managing their time and space. Why wouldn’t you want to learn how to protect your life and the lives of those you love while on the road?

In 2015, there were 47 Queensland road fatalities and 327 serious injuries involving drivers aged 24 or younger.

At Roadcraft, we educate young drivers to understand just how quickly things can go wrong due to high risk behaviours which include tailgating, drink driving, fatigue and distractions . Our curriculum will highlight to all drivers the benefit of good foundation techniques including good forward observation, good steering and correct posture, and also highlights the benefits of low risk driving and time and space.

Source: 2015 Summary Road Crash Report, Transport and Main Roads (Data Analysis)

Customer Testimonials

“ The professionalism was just mind blowing plus knowledge of how to approach each situation. ”

Jan,

Completed the 4WD Driver Course, June 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ The professional quality of the instructor to pass on his knowledge was outstanding. ”

Ted,

Completed the 4WD Driver Course, June 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ Great course, excellent trainer. Will be sending my wife… and kids. ”

Chris,

Completed the Adult Driver Course, February 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ [This course taught me to] train my mind into forward thinking and awareness when in charge of a motor vehicle. ”

Diana,

Completed the Adult Driver Course, Defensive Driving | Roadcraft, November 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ I want to thank Roadcraft Driver Education for the defensive driving course back in 2010 which saved my life. ”

Josh,

Completed the Adult Driver Course, 2010

Customer Testimonials

“ Very well run, maintained our attention all day - terrific! ”

Amy,

Completed the Corporate Driver Course (1 Day), November 2013

Customer Testimonials

“ Really good. Wish it was mandatory for EVERYONE or implemented in Government campaigns. ”

Elsie,

Completed the Corporate Driver Course (1 Day), August 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ Brilliant course!! Very pleased to have done it. Will ensure all of my children take part before becoming drivers on our roads. ”

Lisa,

Completed the Corporate Driver Course (1 Day), June 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ I have gained more awareness of what I can do to avoid crashes and the implications of some minor driving habits. It's been a really great and worthwhile course. I wish at least one day of it was compulsory for all drivers. ”

Nicola,

Completed the Corporate Driver Course, June 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ [This course] dispelled some urban myths. Examples and activities were informative and life changing (saving too)! ”

Bella,

Completed the Corporate Driver Course, January 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ I wanted to learn the correct way to drive safely before I fell into bad habits. I really enjoyed this [course], I'm definitely more aware but less scared. ”

Celeste,

Completed the Learner Driver Course, October 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ My friend died last year in a car crash and it made me want to be more aware of driving. Gained lots and lots of knowledge that can help me in the future. Was a great course. ”

Chelsey,

Completed the Learner Driver Course, October 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ I [now] understand that driving is a lot more complex than I thought and it takes a lot of concentration to make sure I can drive safely. ”

Rachael,

Completed the Learner Driver Course, March 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ I have gained more knowledge than I was expecting, but will be going home a more careful and aware driver. Thank you so much for this experience. ”

Rhiannon,

Completed the Learner Driver Course, November 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ I am now more aware of what it takes to be aware as a driver and how to be safer. Great course. I think it should be compulsory. ”

Taleah,

Completed the Learner Driver Course, November 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ This course has helped with my confidence to continue driving safely. ”

Ann,

Completed the Mature Driver Course, April 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ I have gained knowledge about driving and never knew something as basic could stop a crash…. 1 more second. ”

Alexis,

Completed the Provisional Driver Course, February 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ This course was a gift to me and my recently licensed sister, who in her first week of her P's had a minor incident. Very grateful to my parents. ”

Caitlin,

Completed the Provisional Driver Course, January 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ I was surprised how little is taught to P Platers and I think this course should be mandatory for new drivers. ”

Jake,

Completed the Provisional Driver Course, January 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ I now have an understanding that smoother = safer and the knowledge that my car does not have ABS and I am human. ”

Laura,

Completed the Provisional Driver Course, July 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ What did I learn? A lot! Bracing, Eyes up! Wait space and 3 second rule will probably stick to most. ”

Nickie,

Completed the Provisional Driver Course, December 2014

Customer Testimonials

“ This course should be mandatory for all persons trying to obtain a licence or should be included for persons buying new cars to learn their cars handling. ”

Shai,

Completed the Provisional Driver Course, March 2014

Customer Testimonials

“ Invaluable knowledge and an insight into the 'real' skills required when towing / manoeuvering a trailer or caravan.

Alan,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, August 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ Thanks Mike. Glad we heard about Roadcraft. Definitely will encourage others to attend. Money well spent. More benefit than we expected. ”

Bryce,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, November 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ My wife and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Roadcraft, Rod and Mark for the excellent STC program we have just completed.
It is without doubt one of the best courses in terms of valuable, lifesaving knowledge and skills practice. ”

Evan,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, March 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ I would like to express my complete satisfaction with my Roadcraft experience. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn, sharpen skills and be brought up to date with current road rules. Mike was a natural instructor who was very personable, enjoyed a good laugh and made the course what it was for me. ”

Jim,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, July 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ I will promote this course to all of my caravan friends. Some are too afraid to learn - this course really helps with anxiety and can improve on any skill level. ”

Peter,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, October 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ I had never even towed a trailer before today. I can now manoeuvre a 21 foot van and feel comfortable with evasive and emergency braking. ”

Sally,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, June 2016

Customer Testimonials

“ The course gave me confidence to keep practising towing and reversing as I wouldn't even have a go at towing prior. Mike has given us so much knowledge on all aspects of towing, driving and caravaning. I can't thank him enough for his guidance and trust. ”

Stephanie,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, November 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ Very good course, learnt everything and more that I expected. Trainer very patient and kept the course vital and interesting. ”

Susanne,

Completed the Safe Towing Course, February 2017

Customer Testimonials

“ I believe everyone should attend this course so as to improve all drivers and make roads safer. ”

Aynn,

Completed the Student Driver Awareness, Driver Education | Roadcraft, March 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ I learned the importance of observation, anticipation, concentration and always keeping eyes up. ”

Hannah,

Completed the Student Driver Awareness, February 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ The course was extremely professional and the instructors experienced. This should be a mandatory course before getting P's. ”

Lachlan,

Completed the Student Driver Awareness, March 2015

Customer Testimonials

“ I think absolutely every young person/adult should do this course so WORTH IT! I am so so appreciative of Roadcraft for doing this for us, it is a fantastic course. ”

Yasmin,

Completed the Student Driver Awareness, Driver Education | Roadcraft, June 2015

Customer Testimonials

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Cassie,

Customer Testimonials

“ I really got a lot of confidence today as the small numbers allowed us all plenty of practice time. Time/activities were well organised and well paced. ”

Gilbert,

We’re committed to reducing road trauma by providing effective education of road users of all ages.

At Roadcraft, we believe it is possible to become safer, more aware drivers by knowing, understanding and applying the key principles of low risk, defensive driving.

Our courses are designed not just to develop vehicle control skills, but more importantly we employ a philosophical approach to instil a higher awareness and develop a greater risk appreciation of the consequences of inappropriate risk taking behaviours.

Our Sponsors

Roadcraft is a community based, not for profit organisation dedicated to reducing road trauma. Roadcraft gratefully acknowledges the generous financial contributions received from many service clubs and other clubs by way of course subsidies and sponsorship for young drivers to attend our courses.

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