Master Driver: Pattern Driving - Online Training Course

Interactive Training
45 minutes
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Course Description

Master Driver: Pattern Driving - Online Training Course



  • Provides strategies to help keep drivers alert and aware while on the road
  • The J. J. Keller's Master Driver: Pattern Driving eLearning course covers the following topic:
    • Highway Hypnosis
    • Everyday complacency
    • And other dangerous pattern-driving behaviors
  • Course keeps your drivers' attention with dramatic footage, dynamic graphics, 3-D animation, hazard perception challenge scenarios, and "Road Wise" commentary from seasoned transport pros.
  • Copyright Date: 2010 (Rev. 8/13)

More Info

  • Introduction – Explains that highway hypnosis, tunneling out, white line fever, etc. are all forms of pattern driving, and pattern driving typically happens when regular runs become too routine.
  • Pattern Driving Defined – Explains that pattern driving is the dangerous state you enter into when routine takes over, and you unconsciously slip into autopilot, which puts you and everyone else on the road at risk.
  • The Results of Pattern Driving – Reviews how interstate driving, rural driving, and city driving routes can all lead to highway hypnosis or pattern driving and complacency.
  • The Causes of Pattern Driving – Discusses that no matter what form pattern driving takes, the root causes are: environment, boredom, repetition, routine, fatigue, and weather.
  • How to Avoid Pattern Driving
    • Trance Busters – Covers techniques to use to break spell-binding patterns to force your mind to engage in the task of driving.
    • Triggers – Covers another strategy to use as a trance buster to keep your mind active and in sync with your body and with the world outside your rig.
  • Conclusion – Emphasizes that if you ignore the obvious dangers of pattern driving, you could be asking for problems, such as getting pulled over, losing time, or injuring yourself and/or others in a crash.

Approximately 45 minutes

System Req.

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or onboard audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or newer for PC / Firefox 19 or newer for PC / Google Chrome 25 or newer for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash.
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however, the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.
  • This course is NOT tablet compatible and will not work with devices such as iPads, Android tablets and smart phones.


Helps drivers avoid hazardous situations that can occur when coming out of a pattern-driving daze
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