(Please note: this book is included free of charge with "How To Successfully Treat And Overcome Driving Phobia By Yourself")
This book is invaluable and full of useful expert driving tips used by police advanced drivers (the author was one) - most drivers simply never learn these techniques .
Written for the non-expert with one aim in mind - to make the reader much safer on the road, As a highly trained ex-police traffic officer, qualified CBT therapist specialising in driving-related phobia and for many years a professional driver risk assessor for employers and advanced driving trainer, the author shows HOW to adapt your driving to reduce risk. He also explains WHY the techniques he describes are so effective.
Packed with simple but life-saving tips and many photographs showing actual situations, this book could quite literally save your live.
About the author:
Mike Weatherstone served as a police traffic officer and on other specialist squads, both in his home county of Norfolk and in London.
Now retired, he passed the coveted RoSPA Gold driving qualification and holds a Class 1 HGV licence. He is a qualified transport manager with the International Certificate of Professional Competence.
With over 50 years of solid driving experience, including managing and driving complex wide and high load movements, for example, very large boats, Mike has driven well over one million miles, in all conditions and in many types of vehicles.
Mike carried out driver risk assessments and advanced driver training for professional drivers to help their employers comply with their requirements under health & safety law. These include large national companies, government departments, local authorities and many small and medium employers.
He provided defensive and advanced driver development courses for private clients, particularly enjoying the opportunity of helping younger drivers who had recently passed their driving test to “short-circuit” the steep learning curve of driving experience.
As a driving phobia specialist, Mike holds a Level 5 Diploma (equivalent to HND/foundation degree) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT - and specialises in helping clients overcome their fear. He has been a guest speaker on driving phobias with BBC Radio and was featured in "The Daily Telegraph" in 2016.
"This is a little gem of a book giving simple and clear advice for safe driving.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a short broken lines and a longer broken lines? Have you even noticed the difference?
This and other road symbols are explained simply - many with photos - along with things to look out for and be aware of. All of which could help avoid accidents.
However experienced, or under-experienced, you are you will find much of interest in this book and lead to more awareness as you drive." CAM
"Fifty pages of practical tips and advice that even a driver like myself, with 60+ years of experience, found not only useful but essential in today’s driving environment. I wish I had this handed to me the day I passed my test." FD
"The whole family found this book extremely useful by refreshing our "tired" road safety memories and hopefully making us better drivers" Jane Summers 25/4/17
"Nice and easy book to read which highlights tips on safe driving. Would highly recommend it for drivers of any age and any level of driving experience" D.Campbell 2018
"Five Stars" Diamond Light 2018
"Good Reading. For a driver trainer I find this book very informative and useful. I have enhanced my knowledge and a such can improve my teaching (Australia)
"The author is a subject matter expert, and doesn't waste a lot of time on unnecessary prose. The advice is generally good, though obviously geared to driving in the English countryside.
I do have to disagree on the matter of using the gearbox to slow the car (known in the US as engine braking). My car has high performance brakes, and I still use this technique. It's especially good for driving in dense traffic, as the throttle can be used to modulate the car's speed very effectively while you're looking over your shoulder. Gives you some extra safety margin. It's also great for driving on narrow, hilly, bendy roads" (US)
Lifesaving Suggestions. Well written, concise, and simple to understand. Considering the amount of time we spend behind the wheel, this tiny investment of money and time, could easily save your life. WARNING: He persists in driving on the wrong side of the road!" (US)
"An excellent book, one should gift this to young or new drivers to enlighten them to being aware of their surroundings and be made aware of methods based upon common sense that can prevent most accidents." (US)