Anti-hijacking course for women drivers offered
PROGRESSIVE Driving Techniques (PDT) will present an intensive anti-hijacking course in Pietermaritzburg on May 16.
Aimed specifically to promote the safety of women drivers in large sport utility or high-powered German vehicles, the course costs R2 500 per person and applies lessons learnt from analysing vehicle hijackings in South Africa.
Advanced high-speed tactical driving instructors will also train the drivers to recognise safe braking distances and execute emergency lane changes in their own vehicles. The course is four hours long, with two sessions presented for 20 people at a time at the Roy Hesketh track in Hayfields, Pietermaritzburg.
The first session starts at 8.15 am and the second group starts at 3.15 pm.
PDT members are all professional driver trainers registered with the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (Sasseta), and their courses are used by police and publicsector drivers.
Certificate can be sent on completion of course, which may be used for discounted premiums at select insurance companies. • Please note that only 40 people can be accommodated and booking is essential. Contact Michelle at 072 237 6257.