Gravel Road Training

Gravel roads present their own unique challenges to safe driving and should be approached with caution.

Inexperience and lack of safety awareness result in too many fatal collisions and injuries on gravel roads.  You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to adjust your driving behavior when travelling on gravel roads.

Defensive Driving techniques will be covered combined with a few skid control manoeuvers.


This course comprises of a theoretical session followed by practical driving on a gravel surface with an instructor carefully watching every manoeuvre.


(1.5 hours. To be conducted in lecture room)

☉ What is a hazard?
☉ System of vehicle control
S I P D E system:                      

☉ Commentary driving
☉ Reaction time
☉ Following distance
☉ Stopping distance
☉ Braking distance
☉ Economical driving
☉ Sense of acceleration
☉ Speed according to circumstances
☉ Tyre safety & grip
☉ Tyre sidewall lettering
☉ Load & speed rating
☉ Off-road driving
☉ Terrain : rocky / side slope / water / mud  sand


☉ Vehicle Inspection – exterior & interior
☉ Seating Position
☉ Correct steering position

In-car instruction:

☉ Brake distance recognition (ABS)
☉ Vehicle control
Increasing awareness through the S I P D E system
Correct following & stopping distances
☉ Overtaking
Application of brakes, gears & clutch
Use of mirrors & indicators
Blind spot checks / Avoiding driving in other vehicle’s blind spots
Steering and cornering techniques
Distance judgment, speed
Sense of acceleration

Skidding exercises:

☉ Loss of Control
☉ Regain of Control
☉ Emergency Lane Change
☉ Braking distance (ABS / No ABS)
☉ Over Steer
☉ Under Steer

Debrief and Certification

Duration:                      9h00 – 16h00

Vehicles:                      Client to provide

Cost per person:          Price will be based on the number of people attending per day
Minimum 6 students
Maximum 12 students
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Venue:                         Your premises, if suitable

Certification:                Competence certificate will be issued to candidates by approved ETDP-SETA qualified Assessors.