Roadcraft is the official Police Driver's Handbook and is used by the police service to train police drivers. It is also a bible for advanced and emergency response driver training and essential reading for driving instructors and any driver wishing to improve their skills and safety to a better level. Roadcraft aims to help people become better drivers by increasing awareness of all factors that affect driving, such as the capability of the driver, characteristics of the vehicle, and road and traffic conditions. Roadcraft has been fully revised and redesigned to include current best practice in police driving and learning design. It incorporates the best parts of the older editions with the latest knowledge in this rapidly developing field. Roadcraft has been prepared in close consultation with a working group of senior police driving instructors and other police and civilian experts.
Roadcraft has been updated to reflect recent changes in the legislative framework surrounding driving and emergency response driving and new methodologies in teaching safe driving. It now also incorporates information on automotive engineering advances such as ABS and SatNav devices and their effect on driving. A new chapter has been added to teach drivers the physical and psychological aspects of driving and how to develop mental skills.
- Summaries and reviews to reinforce learning plus practical tips and exercises to put the theory into practice.
- Clearly illustrated throughout.
- Chapters include, mental skills for better driving; observation and anticipation; acceleration, using gears, braking and steering; maintaining vehicle stability; overtaking; driving on motorways and multi-lane carriageways.
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