4×4 Handling

On-road 4×4 handling courses are essential for drivers of these larger vehicles.

Our specialists can help your drivers to understand the different handling characteristics of these vehicles, including braking, cornering and defensive driving techniques. With vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes, the higher road position and the traction available, these vehicles provide the driver with a whole new set of challenges.

We will work with your drivers to ensure that the higher driving position does not mean that smaller obstacles (other road users, vehicles and static objects) are not missed during driving and manoeuvring. We will work with them to understand both the capabilities and limitations of ABS systems, traction control and electronic stability control systems during both braking and cornering. We will also ensure that your drivers are familiar with the 4×4 controls and understand when they should and should not be used.

All of these defensive driving techniques will be linked to driving more fuel efficiently, in order to keep the increase in fuel consumption from larger vehicles to a minimum.

Our 4×4 handling courses are designed specifically to:

  • Reduce the increased road risk associated with 4x4s
  • Reduce fuel consumption while driving
  • Increase awareness of the handling characteristics of 4x4s
  • Comply with PUWER regulations which apply to the specialist controls on 4×4 vehicles

For more information about our on-road 4×4 handling courses, please contact us:

Email: info@alldrivertraining.com

Freephone: 08000 438 437