Safe driving of priority vehicles

Priority Vehicles

During interventions, your priority vehicle drivers may deviate from the normal road traffic rules under certain conditions. This makes it more difficult for other drivers to predict their driving behaviour. Controlled, defensive driving with greater awareness is the only way to avoid related accidents.

Driving with a siren and flashing light helps drivers of ambulances, police cars, fire engines and other priority vehicles perform urgent tasks. It is part of the legal framework intended to enable emergency services to arrive quickly and efficiently at the scene of an emergency. These journeys are not without risk. The professional Vehicle Safety for Priority Vehicles course is specifically designed to improve the driving attitude and skills of professional drivers of emergency vehicles.

Flashing lights and sirens do not make you invulnerable! Protect your employees and prioritise the professional training course on Vehicle Safety for Priority Vehicles.

The training course on driving priority vehicles safely and with greater awareness is based on the legal framework for priority journeys. The exceptions and priority rules it provides for require your drivers to adapt their driving behaviour. During the theory sessions, we work on raising awareness, appropriate driving behaviour and the technical knowledge for safe driving. Skid and brake control, vehicle control and the specific skills required to drive priority vehicles are covered during practical training at the JESCO training site specially designed for this purpose. At the end of the intensive Vehicle Safety for Priority Vehicles training day, we will take your employees out on the public road for a Commentary Drive, so that everyone can assess their driving proficiency and whether there are any areas for improvement.

Driving intelligently and with greater awareness when making priority journeys is vital for your drivers and also for all other road users. Call us on 03/866.16.66 or request your customised quotation now. Thanks to the SME portfolio, SMEs may be eligible for a grant of up to 30%.


Priority vehicle? Safety is the priority!

Vehicle Safety for Priority Vehicles Programme

Course content

9:00: Awareness, driving behaviour and theoretical vehicle knowledge

  • The legal framework for priority vehicles
  • Defensive driving and avoiding frontal and lateral collisions
  • Blind spot hazards, keeping your distance and reaction times.
  • Smartphones and communication devices in priority traffic.
  • The principle of hand-eye coordination: looking at the solution.
  • Vehicle behaviour, the laws of physics.
  • New safety systems and the operation of the differential.

10:15: Hands-on vehicle control training for priority vehicles

  • Dynamic sitting position and steering wheel technique
  • Evasion exercises with skid control
  • Braking and controlled avoidance
  • Preventive braking technique
  • Emergency braking technique
    Understeering and oversteering

Commentary drive

  • Interactive driving task according to a predefined route. The JESCO coach gives instructions and evaluates your participants’ insight into traffic and steering and braking techniques
  • JESCO Cam recording of the entire drive for analysis and coaching

16:45: Evaluation and action plan

Afford your employees maximum protection during their priority trips. Provide them with a greater understanding of traffic, the right attitude and the technical skills to drive safely during urgent tasks.
Request your quotation for Vehicle Safety for Priority Vehicles today. Prefer a personal response to your request? We are at your disposal. Call us on 03/866.16.66.

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JESCO Auto Training School is a Government of Flanders-approved training provider. This means the entire package of driving proficiency training courses was subjected to a comprehensive audit. The fact that we received a positive evaluation is not only an acknowledgement of our unique expertise in the field of road safety – it also means that Flemish SMEs are entitled to a 20-30% grant for our courses. So choose JESCO for your training project in driving safely, intelligently and with situational awareness.

When I started the JESCO skid course (for the fun and the thrill!), I could not have guessed that the experience would eventually save my life! What had particularly stuck with me was the tip: “don’t focus on the approaching danger, but look for a way out.”

Years later, I was in a traffic jam on a motorway and saw a truck approaching way too fast in my rear-view mirror. There was no way the driver would still be able to brake. Remembering “find a way out”, I quickly started my car to flee onto the hard shoulder… That truck still drove into me at the trunk and rear door, but at least I was not squashed between the truck in front of me and the oncoming ten-tonne truck.
I am very grateful to JESCO for furthering my understanding of traffic situations and those few simple but potentially life-saving tips. I would therefore advise every driver to take the JESCO course.

Ann Dierick

- A. Dierick

Super good and educational experience given by very good instructors. Highly recommended, don’t hesitate to take a course here.

- C.B. – 5 star Google review

Last weekend, I attended the skid and brake control course at Jesco. What an experience! It was not only great learning, but also super fun! We got lots of practice opportunities and good tips and tricks that helped us in our next attempt. You also drive different types of cars (manual, automatic, normal tyres, slicks…) to gain as much experience as possible. I definitely feel that I can now drive more safely in traffic, starting with a correct seating position, which was of course addressed. Instructor Glenn shared his knowledge and experience and encouraged us to push our limits on the track, always with a smile! He himself also gave an occasional demo, which – thanks to the accompanying explanations – you also learn from. In short, it was a great experience! If I get the chance, I will definitely come back! 😉

- Helena Kropek – 5 sterren Google Review

It was a great return moment this morning. The practice was teachable moment with very friendly and professional guidance from experienced instructors, with before and after summing up the various factors affecting these tasks and neutralising them. There were interactive tasks that definitely made a me understand how important braking, keeping distance, not being distracted,… could be. Closing with a very interesting group discussion from which I definitely learnt. Here I will definitely come back!

- Jarne Verbraeken

Had a pleasant driving license refresher course, thanks Jesco for the interesting and informative course!

- Lore Van Asten

I always thought it was useless, until my daughter followed a course at Jesco. It was an super experience and actually something good for every driver 👍

- Melissa Zearo

Wonderful experience: in the skid section, you gain important knowledge on how to react in emergency situations and combined with the commentary drive, you also gain insight into your own wrong driving habits. It is a very cool experience and it can literally save lives!

- P.B. – 5 star Google Review

I did a Driving license Refresher course at Jesco in Puurs and it was a fantastic day. Very good friendly, fun and funny instructors who complete atmosphere. I was able to learn a lot in a few hours. In short, an unforgettable and instructive experience !

- Soufiane Echamlali Araouhid

What an ACE experience. We had booked a full-day skid and driving skills training with the entire Codacious team. Super enthusiastic instructors, smooth and fun delivery… a top day for the whole team!

- Stefan Moelants