LWE 215 - Defensive Driving

Course Description

Defensive Driving will cover motor vehicle law, its application and jurisdiction and vehicle stops. This course will also include the teaching of driving skills needed by a law officer. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours

3

Contact Hours

6

Lecture Hours

3

Lab Hours

3

Required Prerequisites

Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:
  • Articulate laws and civil responsibilities in the use of an emergency vehicle.
  • Articulate key concepts, terms, relationships and relative to Motor Vehicle Operation.
Application:
  • Demonstrate the laws of physics in handling characteristics of the automobile at various speeds and under adverse conditions.
  • Describe methods of evaluating the effectiveness of each vehicle style and its capabilities.
Integration:
  • Explain the department and society's expectations in the use of an emergency vehicle while on duty.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in vehicle maneuvers by using course material and driving range time.
Human Dimension:
  • Explain the role that Police Officer's emotions and adrenalin play in the ability to handle a vehicle at high speeds.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the role that stress has in policing and being able to determine risk / reward in vehicle pursuits.
  • Correlate how their actions as police officers while driving have a direct impact on civilian's actions on the road.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify their best learning modality.
  • Reflect upon key course concepts when observing real-life scenarios.