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Road Rules is a Ministry-Approved Curriculum in use in a number of schools throughout Ontario. The Road Rules curriculum consists of 20 hours of In-Class instruction, 10 hours of homework and 10 hours of In-Car training. It is on PowerPoint and all videos are digital. To the right you will find a broad outline of the curriculum. We believe it to be very straight forward, easy to teach, and well received by the students. Many schools and instructors have switched to the Road Rules Curriculum after trying others that are more complicated to use.


 



Peterborough
Lindsay
Cobourg
Port Hope
Bancroft
Campbellford
Norwood




We offer 1-day courses for the following, which include 1-on-1 facilitation (PowerPoint), handouts, videos, workbook and test.

IMPAIRED AWARE (alcohol, cannabis): for those charged with driving under the influence.

The Science:

  • How we measure the substance: what constitutes a single serving of alcohol; types of alcohol and how strengths vary; THC vs CBD; how long do drugs stay in our system; synthetic cannabis and psychosis
  • Variables in determining our own unique blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • Physical effects and health problems caused by substances on the different parts of the body (liver cirrhosis; diabetes; lungs)
  • Comparisons of drinking habits to other Canadians and people from other countries
  • Laws concerning impaired driving, Provincial Highway Traffic Act, Criminal Code of Canada, law enforcement and testing (including history of alcohol/drugs and testing)
  • Costs of impaired driving (financial and human)

Some addiction psychology

  • Addiction defined; personality types (Type A, perfectionism)
  • Stages of change model as it relates to our habits
  • Neuroplasticity and the training/retraining of our brains/neural pathways (impact of meaningful personal connections; thankfulness)
  • Factors contributing to our consumption: our genetics and role models; risk factors (personal vulnerabilities, lack of awareness) versus protective factors (personal strengths/conditioned armour); societal context

ENJOY THE RIDE (Road Rage)

Psychology of road rage

  • Possible roots of road rage including stressors and catastrophic events (PTSD); anger disorders; dual diagnosis
  • Mental, emotional and physical processes and detrimental effects on the nervous system and other parts of the body (cortisol/hypertension; fight or flight; Holmes and Rahe stress scale)

How do we "make time good" versus "make good time" in the car

  • Identify triggers
  • Strategies to keep anger at bay; Mindfulness

Laws regarding road rage

  • Financial penalties, demerit points, loss of licence, jail time

Skill development/defensive driving

  • Following distance, defensive braking, using our eyes, distracted driving

STUNT-ED (Stunt driving)

Aggression and personality types

Sympathetic nervous system; fight or flight; stress hormones and detrimental effects

  • Anger, stress: causes and effects (stress on the body)

Genetics and socialization (stressors, traumatic events)

Strategies for aggression management including communication and mindfulness

  • Current environment (work etc.) and what’s next?

Defensive driving and skill development

  • Following distance; defensive braking; friction & traction; bad weather; using our eyes; impaired and distracted driving

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION MANDATED DDC (Defensive Driving Course) and DIC (Driver Improvement Course)

  • For those who have accumulated demerit points and are at risk of losing their license due to collisions and/or speeding

Please contact us and we will get back to you within 48 hours to provide you with some more information about Road Rules.

"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. " - Lou Holtz

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