A Slalom Course is a course in which you zigzag between obstacles. In our accident avoidance training course, a slalom course is used to force students to make a split second reaction and negotiate a quick, evasive lane change without losing control.
Essentially, the Slalom Course is designed to simulate an animal or object jumping out in front of a car. The idea is to drive on the left of the first cone, then on the right of the second cone, then on the left of the third code, and so on until the end. Students must negotiate their vehicle around the cones while focusing on weight transfer, hand positioning, and eye scanning.
Here at BSR, we offer specialized Accident Avoidance training which 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
Trained, BSR’s AA graduates will have the opportunity to respond instantaneously and more positively to any driving emergency. So what are you waiting for? Sign yourself (or your children) up for AA training today!