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Re: Suggestions on Driving books?

In message <37C22664.B61303C9@codetel.net.do> Max Menna writes:

> I am looking for some suggestions on books about driving skills for
> defensive driving, slide control, obstacle avoidance,etc.

About ten years ago we had a spate of expensive accidents in company
cars, and the insurance company offered us two options:

$3000 per driver per year
$2000 per driver per year if every driver took the BSM Defensive Driving

So we all did the course.  It was _very_ useful - like when turning
across traffic, don't turn the wheel until you want to move.  If you
turn it while waiting, a rear-ending will send you into oncoming
traffic.  I can't remember all the points, but I _do_ remember using
everything I could remember at the time and I suspect a great deal of it
is incorporated in the way I know drive.  At least, I've done 150,000
miles since then without a fender-bender except for being T-boned by a
Mini about a year and a half ago.

BSM is the British School of Motoring, BTW.  May have a web site.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933