Accident Avoidance Training Course
also meets motorist requirements
|An approximately one-hour, online Accident Avoidance
Training Course meets the requirement for motorists operating government
or General Administration Services vehicles, said Randy Eddy, Fort McCoy
Installation Safety Office (ISO) safety manager.
Eddy said he wanted to clarify the information and the advantages of the
one-hour online course and the four-hour Directorate of Logistics (DOL)
Defensive Driving classroom instruction so installation personnel
needing the training can make the best decision to suit their schedules
and their need for this information. (See
related story in the March 23, 2012 issue of The Real McCoy.)
The one-hour course and the four-hour Defensive Driving Course offered
through the Fort McCoy Directorate of Logistics both meet the
requirement to have this training as defined in Army Regulation 380-10,
the Army Safety Regulation, he said. Personnel completing the one-hour
online course at the Army Readiness Combat/Safety Center website or the
DOL Defensive Driving Course both receive a certificate valid for four
The one-hour course is available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network or
at the website
“It used to be the only choice you had was to take the four-hour
Defensive Driving Course,” Eddy said. “But the Army Safety Regulation
specifically states (section 11-7. Driver education (HSPG Number 4)) you
can complete an online accident-avoidance course as part of the
The training includes mishap risk management of composite risk
management, personal responsibility, driving hazard awareness, defensive
driving techniques, accident avoidance and motorcycle safety. Eddy said
personnel completing the one-hour, online course through the Army
Readiness Combat/Safety Center receive a certificate valid for four
years — the same as for the Defensive Driving Course.
Both programs have their advantages, Eddy said. The one-hour online
course covers the basic information and can be taken at a workstation
computer, offering employees more scheduling flexibility.
The four-hour Defensive Driving Course must be scheduled through DOL and
taken at a specified time and location. Eddy said this course teaches
the information in a more in-depth manner and has an instructor
available for questions or explanations.
For more information about the online Accident Avoidance Training
Course, visit the Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website or call
the ISO at 608-388-3403.
For more information about the DOL Defensive Driving Course, call