Course detail: Defensive Commentary Driving

Defensive Commentary Driving is a concept-based class that introduces an active thinking process while driving. The process allows students to visualize potential dangers presented during a driving session and predict avoidance strategies and evasive routes to avoid driving conflicts. This class will have students vocalize what information they see and speak out about learned techniques to avoid potential hazards during live hands-on driving events.

Core Competencies: 
  • Participants will be able to decide upon prescribed courses of action or techniques that will provide a greater level of safety in a variety of environments, events and situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the components of safe driving during non-emergency driving.
  • Distinguish the different kinds of vision used during driving and analyze their role in driver safety.
  • Explain the importance of a driver's attitude as it relates to being a safe driver.
  • Predict the dangers of distracted driving and identify key components of defensive driving.

  • Students will need to bring a department vehicle WITHOUT a cage for driving portion. It must sit 4 people comfortably. 

Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Hands-on Exercise

Who Should Attend:
  • Law Enforcement

Course Requirements:
  • 100% Attendance
  • Pass course rubric with qualifying score
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Information: LE23142F (5 seats (83%) remaining)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 10/13/22 and ending on 10/13/22
Only 8 days left to register!
Times: 09:00am-04:00pm CDT
No Registration Fee : $0.00


Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room may difficult to adjust. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging. We look forward to seeing you in Dodge City!

Facility Detail

Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
236 San Jose Dr.
Rm 17
Dodge City, KS 67801