National Safety Council's (NSC) Defensive Driving Course(DDC)
The Department of Human Resources and Environmental Health and
Safety Office are offering Defensive Driving Course 4 classes
for FREE to UMD faculty and staff, any age. Spouses and partners
may attend FREE depending on space availability. You only need to
attend one of the courses.
A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. For
those 55 and over, it is advisable to check with your insurance
company if completion of this course will qualify you for a discount
on your insurance premium.
DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that
also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4
offers practical strategies to reduce
collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses
the importance of
attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving
already have. Most importantly, DDC 4 shows students the consequences
of the choices they make behind the wheel, and puts defensive driving
in a personal context. Topics include:
* Aggressive driving and road rage
* Fatigue and drowsy driving
* How driver behavior and mental conditions affect driving
* Defensive driving techniques
* The crash impact on passengers
* How to avoid a collision and case study scenarios
* Personal driving style evaluation
* Hazard recognition and collision avoidance
* Emotional impairment, common driving irritation and "Pet
* The "Fatal Four" causes of a crash
* Driving skills inventory and assessments
* Occupant protection laws and graduate driver's licensing
* Vehicle malfunctions and maintenance
Facilitators: Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott of Environmental
Health & Safety Office.
Wed, August 5, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Garden Room
Thu, August 6, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Garden Room
Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire extinguishers are only valuable safety devices when you know how to use them. This course is designed to alleviate any questions about the use of fire extinguishers. It will also provide information to help you learn about the ABCs of fire extinguishers, how to perform visual inspections and decide whether or not to attempt to fight a fire.
Facilitator: Andrew Kimball is an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
(outside Kirby Student Center/
above Solon Campus Center)