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Defensive Driving

P-Plate Defensive Courses (low risk)

Ever heard the phrase, “you can be the best driver in the world, but it is the other drivers that will let you down”. No statement could be more true. The term defensive driving conjures up the image of drivers doing skids, sliding and driving through safety cones to improve their skills. In fact, that is not defensive driving at all. Track days show you what to do when something goes wrong. Southern Cross Advanced Driving would prefer to show you how NOT to get in a dangerous situation in the first place. We focus on prevention skills and use the term “Low Risk”. 

Low Risk driving skills are developed alongside vehicle operation in our learner courses as standard. However if you were not lucky enough to develop your learner driving skills through Southern Cross Advanced Driving, we introduce you to the Always Alert, Always Arrive  (AAAA) Low Risk driving course. An on-road course, with real hazards and real situations designed specifically for the under 25's. Southern Cross Advanced Driving covers the following skills sets in our main AAAA course and selectable option's - 

  • Low Risk Driving Skills 
  • Mechanical Sympathy 
  • Emergency Braking 
  • Vehicle Safety Check 
  • Situation Awareness
  • Green Driving
  • Adverse Conditions
  • Tyre Changing

Parents, you are investing in your young drivers future, giving them the skill set and under pinning knowledge to recognise the risks on our roads, anticipate other drivers mistakes and drive to suit the conditions. Our fee is a small price when you weigh up the value of your young drivers life.

3 Hour Always Alert, Always Arrive Course - In Your Vehicle $200

Includes 30 minute pre assessment drive, 15 minute debrief, 50 minute low risk power point presentation, 40 minute on road coaching session, 20 minute final assessment drive. Full written report and certificate 

Optional Emergency Braking and Adverse Conditions $  50

An additional 60 minute comprehensive emergency braking (ABS and Non ABS) on different road surfaces, cornering and understanding vehicle physics on differing road conditions. 

Optional Vehicle Inspection and Tyre Changing Exercise $  25

An additional 30 minute vehicle pre-start familiarisation and full tyre change exercise. 


Open Licence / Corporate Defensive Training (Low Risk)

Did you realise that two out of three cars on our roads are taking a work related journey? Corporations have recognised that staff and contractors are at most risk of workplace injury when operating their vehicle. In some instances your driving history is a factor in many corporation's recruitment process.

As an experienced driver, we tend to get set in our ways when driving. Many years have gone by since we passed our test to get our provisional licence. How many of you can put up your hand and say “I still drive as technically correct as I did the day I got my provisional licence”. In a lot of instances the good driving skills are still there, we have just got comfortable behind the wheel instead of being alert. Do you realise that driving with elbow on the window sill can add up to 1 seconds onto your reaction time. At just 60kph that amounts to 16 meters.

Many corporations are turning to low risk and defensive training to lower the risk of workplace incidents. When you consider that 75% of the vehicles are making a work related trip, the risk to workers is very high. A simple corporate low risk course will help to minimise risk to fleet and more importantly your valued employees. Please contact us to discuss training your fleet of professional drivers from as little as $220 per person.


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Committed to ensure our trained drivers will not only learn to drive, but also learn to survive, now and in the future.

Flexibility to suit your availability is our priority. Lessons available 7 days a week, day or night.
Your choice of pick up location and drop off destination, subject to availability.

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Drive to Survive


0411 279 559

Postal Address

31 Titmarsh Circuit
Fernvale QLD 4306