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Defensive Driving Courses

Improve driving attitude and skill level

Bates Advanced Driving is committed to providing Defensive Driving Courses that improve the attitude and skill base of all drivers, no matter what level of experience. Our view is that road users with the correct attitude and good defensive technique, can avoid potentially hazardous situations. Our instructors also believe participants who have a better understanding of modern vehicle technology, also are able to react more effectively in an emergency situation.

Who attends a Defensive Driving Course?

People who want to update their skills… people adapting to a new car…P-Plate drivers… senior citizens wanting to refresh their driving skills.. companies with staff who spend many hours on the road… people who have been involved in car accidents… anyone who wants to raise their driver awareness levels. It doesn’t matter how old you are…or how long you’ve had your licence for, a Defensive driving course will improve your ability behind the wheel. Must be licensed.

When Are Defensive Driving Courses Held?

The Defensive Driving courses are held regularly, please see proposed dates below. We can also accommodate organisations & companies by conducting exclusive Defensive Driving Courses on preferred dates. The course is held regardless of weather conditions.



Sunday 5th May

Where are Defensive Driving Courses Held?

The courses are held at the Driver Training Centre on Sutton Road not far from Queanbeyan or Canberra airport. The venue is a purpose built training facility, which includes manoeuvring, skidpan and circuit areas. We can also arrange to hold Defensive Driving Courses in other venues in other states & territories. Please contact us to discuss.

How Long is the Course?

The course is conducted over a full day from 8:30am – 4:00pm. We provide morning tea, and lunch.

What Vehicle Do I Use?

Rick wants you to make the most of the Defensive Driving Course. You will do this by using the car you drive on a day-to-day basis, be a private vehicle or company car.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available and are indeed popular gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Mother’s and Father’s Day. All vouchers are valid for twelve months and are not transferable. Purchase a Gift Voucher here.

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Book online using PayPal, or call the mobile: 0412 480 339. The cost of each course is $330.00 p.p. Simply choose a course date above to book each course.


People who want to update their skills, people adapting to a new car, P-Plate drivers and senior citizens wanting to refresh their driving skills... For drivers of all ages!


Drive your own vehicle on our Skidpan course, Skidpans are designed so drivers can develop cornering skills and learn skid control.


For more than a decade, Rick has assisted companies such as Lexus, Toyota and Mazda in the launch of many of their key models, including Camry and Hilux.


Rick’s skills as a precision driver have been utilised by many car manufacturers over the years, to include over 120 TV commercials.

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