As opposed to Advanced Driving. Although there are lots of similarities between the two but Defensive Courses focus more on Risk Assessment. After passing a driving test only a few people then go on and do further driver development. Having regular assessment and training is hugely beneficial to all types of drivers. As well as drivers of cars this also includes vans, coaches, minibuses and trucks. Health and Safety Executive Publication. Fleet-Wise - Norwich UK. A structured approach to road safety.