Traffic Accident Avoidance

TAA510 - 8.00 Hours

Description

TAA PictureMotor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. This course demonstrates proper driving techniques required to avoid most potential collisions. Participants are introduced to common driving hazards faced during day-to-day operation of a vehicle. This course exceeds traditional defensive driving courses because all students will experience up to six hours of actual hands-on training in this medium-stress driving school.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Traffic Accident Avoidance Course #78023.

Price shown is for commissioned Texas peace officers or non-commissioned personnel employed by a Texas law enforcement agency. Additional fees will apply for out of state and others.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

TAA PictureMotor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. This course demonstrates proper driving techniques required to avoid most potential collisions. Participants are introduced to common driving hazards faced during day-to-day operation of a vehicle. This course exceeds traditional defensive driving courses because all students will experience up to six hours of actual hands-on training in this medium-stress driving school.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Traffic Accident Avoidance Course #78023.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be capable of operating a motor vehicle under moderately stressful conditions.
  • Bring a vehicle in good working condition; preferably a vehicle commonly used to drive to and from work or during work. The vehicle must be in sound mechanical condition with no leaking fluids.
  • A current motor vehicle inspection sticker
  • Vehicle tires must have at least a 2/32 tread depth
  • No more than two students may share one vehicle during the class.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit. 


Recommended

  • Vehicle should not be larger than a ¾ ton pick-up.

Topics

Kinetic energy / inertia +Methods of braking +Proficiency exercises +Proper driving attitude +Proper steering +Risk management concerns +Vehicle control +Vehicle dynamics +Vehicle inspection

Suggested Audience

  • Any licensed driver

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

0.8 CEUs
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Contact Information

    Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

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    TAA511+LET515+TAA512Traffic Accident Avoidance - Trailer Use+Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor+Off-Road Vehicle OperationsTraffic Accident Avoidance - Trailer Use+Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor+Off-Road Vehicle OperationsTraffic Accident Avoidance - Trailer Use+Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor+Off-Road Vehicle Operations

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    Payment Information

    • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order - Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check - Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX - LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842
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