BSR’s specialized Accident Avoidance training includes:
- “Swerve to avoid” maneuvers at highway speeds
- Ocular driving techniques (focus your attention on a positive goal such as an escape route, rather than a problem such as a tree or another vehicle)
- Understanding vehicle dynamics and feedback
- Skid control and recovery practice on a dedicated skid pad and on a slalom course
- Threshold braking on straights and progressive braking on curves
- Off-road recovery
Training is eight hours; 6½-hours hands-on, and 1½-hours in classroom. Classroom focuses on what’s coming next. No extended road-scene videos or simulators. You can’t learn to ride a bicycle from a video.
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Typical Daily Schedule
Advanced Vehicle Control I & II
Students will learn how to understanding the driver/vehicle relationship. The areas that will be emphasized are vehicle language, weight and traction transfer, the importance of proper eye location, body position, hand management, straight braking, braking-in-turns, swerving to avoid objects, ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) and off-road recoveries. They will also be taught the difference between over steer and under steer and how they are controlled by skid recovery.
Advanced Vehicle Control III
Students will apply advanced vehicle control skills, vehicle dynamics, weight and traction control as well as dealing with adrenaline and stress management. Positively reading the road for possible hazards as well as adjusting to traction levels at “highway” speeds.
Multiple Culminating Exercises
Students will be divided into groups where they will conduct multiple exercises. These will consist of a backing exercise to help with proximity and blind spot recognition. An additional skid pad session with electronically controlled brake assisted systems will ensure that they can properly recognize and properly control a vehicle with traction and stability control capabilities. They will also be put through, as an individual, a final advanced vehicle control exercise that will require them to apply all of the skils that they have learned throughout the day.