J. J. Keller has just introduced Pattern Driving and Rear End Collisions, two Master Driver programs in DVD or VHS format designed to give veteran and rookie drivers the knowledge and motivation to stop bad driving habits and resist dangerous pattern-driving behavior. Pattern Driving provides strategies to help keep drivers alert, addressing ways to resist highway hypnosis, everyday complacency, and other dangerous pattern-driving behaviors. It also helps drivers avoid hazardous situations that can occur when coming out of a pattern-driving daze. The Rear End Collisions program stresses the importance of maintaining a safe following distance, practising good visual scanning techniques, avoiding in-the-cab distractions, and more. At the core of each program is a 19-minute, closed-captioned video that presents key information enhanced by dramatic footage, dynamic graphics, real-world sound effects, music, and candid ‘Road Wise’ commentary from industry pros. It also opens and closes with a ‘Hazard Perception Challenge’ scenario in which drivers are challenged to spot danger and answer ‘what-did-you-see?’ and ‘what-would-you-do-next?’ questions. Along with the video, the program includes a trainer bulletin that provides background information, training tips, quiz and handout exercise for drivers; and 11 driver skill cards that reinforce the video’s message and provide receipts to document training. They’re available as a 2-pack on DVD for $265, or VHS for $239. Separately they’re $155 (DVD) and $139 (VHS). The DVD format includes extra content.

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