Whether you're a learner driver or have been driving for years, the skills that keep you safe on the road aren't steering, braking, or fancy manoeuvers...
Being a safer driver means spotting a hazard early and choosing the right way to deal with the risk. This means you want to keep your eyes moving, checking your mirrors, and looking well ahead of the car. And then be able to make effective decisions when things get hairy.
We call these skills higher-level skills: visual search, hazard perception and risk management. When you're a learner driver, these higher-level skills take longer to learn than manual car handling skills. And of course, even experienced drivers benefit from brushing up on these as well.
eDrive is self-paced, online learning. Developed by road-safety experts with decades of research under their belts, the programme is all based on masses of science.
eDrive coaches you through real-life, video-based scenarios from throughout New Zealand. You don't have to think about manual car handling skills while you practice. You can concentrate on training effective eye movements and responding to risks. And you'll take your improved skills with you when you're back behind the wheel.
The programme takes around 45 minutes to complete, and you don't have to do it all in one go - drop in and out to suit.
In 2010, Dr. Robert Isler, a road safety expert with decades of research under his belt, and a team from all over New Zealand set out to combat the country's tragically high road toll, especially among young drivers. They developed eDrive, an online programme for learner drivers, in collaboration with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). Today, eDrive is still teaching thousands of our young drivers essential higher-level driving skills to keep them safer on the road.
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