Winter Driving Online Awareness

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The Winter Driving Online Awareness Training was created to increase driver awareness, concentration and observation skills while driving in the winter months and in adverse weather in general.

Training Aims:

  • To provoke thought and sharpen our hazard awareness skills
  • To examine the wider picture of what is happening on the road in winter
  • Clarify how the latest safety features on the modern vehicle work or operate

The course covers the following:

  • Chain of Events
  • Space Management
  • Stopping Distance
  • Driving in Heavy Rain
  • Aquaplaning
  • Floods
  • Strong Wind
  • Low Sunlight
  • Foggy Conditions
  • Black Ice
  • Driving on Snow and Ice
  • Braking on Snow and Ice
  • Braking and Cornering
  • Tyre Grip
  • Safety Systems including ABS, ESP & Traction Control


  • “Brilliant course and very well delivered and presented. Clear and very easy to understand. I found the content very interesting and I have learned a lot more than I thought I knew. I will definitely be much more aware and alert on the roads from now on and in all weather conditions. I strongly recommend this course if you think of how many hours we spend on the roads in a day, week, month, Driving is such a big part of our lives now. Thank you so much and very well done. Carmel”
  • “Excellent Program”
  • “Brilliant! I want ESP!”
  • “Nice overview of road safety. I especially like the videos”

Please note the following when purchasing the course:

  • Please allow up to 2 minutes for the course to load
  • Due to different versions of Internet Explorer it is best to use the Google Chrome Browser to do your online training
  • The course will take approximately 40 – 45 minutes to complete
  • Please ensure you have a strong internet connection
  • The course requires the use of headphones as there is video content and course narration
  • The whole course must be completed in order to obtain the certificate of completion
  • The course will automatically close at the end, should you close out manually you will not be marked down as completed and will not receive your certificate.

The course is narrated by Mr. Kevin McDermott, The Cpl Institute Fleet Safety Services Manager.

Enrolment is simple, users can be created on the system individually by a site administrator, or in large groups by populating an excel sheet with first names, last names and email addresses. On enrolment, learners are sent an email guiding them through the set up process. Once set up learners are redirected to their own personal learner profile. This training page is user specific, learners can view and manage all available courses, check course progress and print available certificates. Every step of the process is user friendly and fully supported by The Cpl Institute administration team.

To purchase this online course simply book and pay online at the top right hand side, when this has been completed you will receive an email to create your account and through that you will have access to launch the course. Simple!