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Brief Description

2 Day Economic and Defensive Driving

The delegate will become a Proficient Driver understanding the vehicle and driveline in more depth, Driving Defensively and Economically by applying the Mercedes-Benz Driving Philosophy.


  • Vehicle Familiarisation -Become Familiar with all the Exterior & Interior Features and Benefits of the vehicle.
  • Introduction to FleetBoard – Driver & Vehicle Management System.
  • Classroom learning – Understand Economic & Defensive Driving Principles from various visual presentations.
  • Understand all the Active & Passive Safety systems.
  • Demo drive by trainer.
  • Take part in the 1st Practical Drive on a fixed route.
  • Apply Defensive Driving Skills.
  • Understand the Mercedes-Benz Driving philosophy and techniques.
  • Apply the Mercedes-Benz Driving philosophy through Economic & Defensive Driving.
  • Delegates will be assessed on their Practical Driving Skills.


  • Increased Competence and Performance of Drivers.
  • Better drive line management and proficient defensive driving techniques.
  • Reduced Fuel Consumption.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs.
  • Improved Uptime.
  • Reduce Environmental Impact.
  • Contribute to preserving the value of the vehicle.

Minimum Requirements

Correct license to drive vehicle type & a Valid PrDP including Dangerous Goods if necessary.

Group Size

1 Trainer to 4 Delegates.

Kindly note the following

  • Training Venue: Mercedes-Benz South Africa head office, 123 Wierda Rd, Zwartkop, Centurion Click here for directions
  • Times: 08:00 to 16:00pm