The Progressive driving course covers defensive driving and hijack prevention, and includes a dynamic skidpan session, as well as an on-road practical.
The Progressive driving course
This course is completely customized and compiled for Discovery Insure clients. You'll start by learning the theory behind defensive driving techniques, including the correct seating position, steering technique, tyre and tyre pressure, the importance of wearing a seatbelt and maintaining a safe following distance. This will be followed by the on-road practical. Next will be the skidpan session, where you'll learn about losing and regaining control and emergency lane changes. Finally, the hijack prevention session will feature theory and practical sessions.
The course is approximately four hours long and costs R950 per person, inclusive of VAT. You'll earn 150 Vitality drive points a month for 24 months for completing the course.
This course is offered at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West.