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South East Essex Advanced Drivers

Tips & Recommendations

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I would like to recommend a couple of books for drivers to read.
The brain and the way it works is extremely important to good driving and these two books are well worth a read.

cover of book Human Aspects of Police Driving cover of book Mind Driving

Human Aspects of Police Driving ISBN 9781901568004
is a companion handbook to Roadcraft
(the Police Driver's Handbook)

Mind Driving, ISBN 1873371160 More information
about the book can be found at Skilldriver

Tyresafe advert

Inserting a 20p coin into a tyre’s tread grooves and checking if the rim of the coin is covered by the tread gives a good indication as to whether your tyres are still safe and legal.
Do this check in the main tread grooves across the width of the tyre and repeat the exercise at several locations around its circumference. If you can see the rim of the coin the tyre tread may be worn close to the legal limit of 1.6mm and needs to be checked by a tyre specialist. For more information visit Tyresafe.

Road signs

When you find multiple signs like this one the furthest hazard is shown at the bottom.
So when you are doing a commentary read them from top to bottom and assess the hazards or potential hazards in the same order.

In this case it is possible to see there are no pedestrians, start to assess the right hand bend and be aware the road narrows on both sides after the bend.

Getting to grips with the 'Limit Point' can be difficult, below is a link to You Tube Limit Point Analysis

You Tube clip Limit Point Analysis