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4.0 out of 5 stars Roadcraft - honest opinion, 17 Mar 2005
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This review is from: Roadcraft: The Police Driver's Handbook (Paperback)
This book covers all the relevant knowledge required for safe,systematic driving and as the book describes, the safe use of "driving to the system". It helps everyone finally understand why it is their driving that causes accidents and not the vehicles they drive. It covers cornering,steering, use of gears, overtaking (which is legal you know, regardless of people sticking their fingers up at you for doing it and flashing you when you have plenty of room and don't sacrifice anyones safety to do it !), skidding and how to correct it and much more including drivers behaviours and tips on how to generally drive safely (not necessarily slowly !). It enables any driver to observe everything around him, anticipate any hazards before its too late. This book is well worth a read if you are not the most confident of drivers or indeed you have had a few accidents and think you have learnt because the stats in this book will shock you. The only criticism of this book is that to explain a relatively straight forward task, does involve long winded words, which for some people they would find taxing and quite boring. But with a dictionary to hand, you would be fine. If it is used to train police officers, which i think from what i see living in London everyday, it does a good job ! enjoy. AW.
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Initial post: 24 May 2011 12:17:43 BDT
I`m a Police Officer. Yes. The book IS used during the Police driving courses and is the basis for the written exam. During the initial course and on refreshers you have to identify he elements of the System as you drive and point out hazards etc. Basically the Police use "The System" of Car Control as mentioned in the book and you can easily tell a driver who has received the training. I use the System when driving my own car and it works.
It was developed decades ago when a detailed analysis was conducted into police vehicle accidents and how and why they happended and the System was developed to try and prevent it.
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