by John Lyon
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Written by one of Britain's foremost tutors in advanced driving, this important new book will provide the inspiration and instruction necessary to become an expert driver - and therefore a safer one. A lifetime of driving wisdom lies behind the guidance in this book's easy-to-follow text and to aid understanding there are photographs and diagrams to support all key points. This is a book for keen drivers who want to refine their skills in order to further their enjoyment and skill in motoring.
● Handling skills: good, safe technique in steering, braking and changing gear; using the engine well, acceleration and decleration; driving with mechanical sympathy.
● The driving plan: the foundation of safe, measured driving; the six stages - mirrors, signal, position, speed, gear, warning.
● Observe to anticipate: advanced driving requires advanced thinking, applied sufficiently early, with a sense of speed; the importance of concentration, observation and anticipation.
● Cornering: the most challenging and enjoyable aspect of driving for a keen driver; the knowledge, skill and responsibility required for cornering safely.
● Overtaking and making reasonable progress: 'flowing' through traffic; when to overtake and when not to; observation and skill when overtaking; the 'triangle' technique.
● Driving at night: car preparation, observation, use of high and dipped beams.
● Bad weather: fog, snow and ice, rain and standing water, strong winds.
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