Free Defensive Driving Seminars for FMIT Members

Two sessions will be offered:

  8:00 a.m. - Law Enforcement Personnel Session
  1:00 p.m. - Public Entity Personnel Session

Each session lasts approximately three hours.

Who should attend:  Public entity personnel who play a key role in their organization’s fleet maintenance and safety program, or who perform regular driving duties of a general nature during their job duties should attend.

Session details: The Defensive Driving Seminars will include classroom and live demonstration, and following topics will be covered: Fleet crash data; proper backing; tailgating; ABS advantages/disadvantages; tires; SUVs vs. pick-ups; seatbelts vs. airbags; night driving; driving in fog; driving in rain; and driver distractions.

For more information or to enroll, contact Anita Wick by email at or by phone at 407-367-1734.

About the Instructor, Edward G. “Bud” Stanley. 

Having been involved in advanced driver training for over 20 years, Mr. Stanley has been promoting driver safety in both the public and private sector addressing common and dangerous crash scenarios which drivers face daily.  Examples include:

• Teaching SUV drivers how to avoid losing control and risking rollover;
• Utilizing the “tailgate drill,” an exercise which trains everyone how to avoid getting caught in this dangerous trap.

Mr. Stanley is the Founder and President of Auto Control Graduate School of Driving, which is an authorized Fire/EMS trainer for the Florida Fire Marshal’s Office.   Further, Mr. Stanley is a member of the Association of Professional Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicle Response Trainers International (ALERT) and the Sports Car Club of America. 

To learn more about Bud Stanley and the Auto Control Graduate School of Driving, to visit their website at