Reg Local is an ex-police driving instructor. With a number of years operational experience as a traffic officer and several years teaching police drivers at standard and advanced level, including pursuit tactics and VIP protection driving, he has a wealth of experience to share with the reader. In this book, Reg explores not only the practical skills required by a good driver, but also the mental aspects of driving in a wide range of scenarios. As well as exploring overtaking, cornering, acceleration and braking sense, Reg has included chapters on emergency response driving, motorway driving, dealing with the mistakes of others and how to check your own abilities in a realistic way. The book is useful for drivers at any stage in their driving career, from the newly qualified driver to the experienced emergency services driver and everyone in between. The book can be read on its own, or as part of a course of advanced instruction. It complements other driving manuals, especially the police driving manual - Roadcraft.
For more than 35 years, Le Mans champion and former Formula One driver Bob Bondurant has been the most successful high-performance driving instructor in the world. The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has seen thousands of students pass through its doors and emerge as better, more confident, and faster drivers. Bondurant and his team of world-class instructors train a wide range of drivers, from amateur enthusiasts and aspiring racers to advanced professionals. The school also teaches antiterrorist and law enforcement driving skills, courses for beginning drivers, and a full complement of courses in karting, which is the training ground for the world champions of the future.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Modern Performance Car
Author: Ross Bentley
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Become a better performance driver with Speed Secrets With the promise of autonomous vehicles in our near future, and current cars equipped with all sorts of mind-boggling "driver aides," many feel that the art (and science) of performance driving has been lost - or will be. But no! For every device designed to take the act of driving out of our hands, the desire to actively participate in the control of a car becomes even stronger for driving enthusiasts. One only needs to look at the number of performance cars available today to see that the desire to truly drive is still in strong demand. In Speed Secrets: The Lost Art of Performance Driving, Ross Bentley explains in plain language how you can become an even better performance-oriented driver, whether it's to enjoy a twisty mountain highway, to take that secret back-road route to work, or to participate in a track day on a racing circuit. From how best to use your car's controls, to cornering, to dealing with adverse driving conditions, this book will make you a better performance driver. Along the way, you'll learn what ABS, traction and stability control, self-braking systems, and semi-automatic transmissions do and how best to incorporate them into your driving. Speed Secrets: The Lost Art of Performance Driving will help you understand your car well and be an even better, faster driver. Most importantly, it will fuel your passion for driving!
Want to better your car control, and be a safer and more aware driver on the road? More drivers have access to race tracks around the world than at any other time in history. Learn how to attend a High Performance Driving event with your regular street car. You don't need a Ferrari or every modification for your car in order to attend a track day and become a better driver. The problem with most driving books is that they don't explain all the tactical things one must know to have success in a track day environment, and focus all on driving techniques. Better Car Control summarizes years of track day experience into an easy read experience. Some of the topics covered are: car preparation, proper safety practices, what modifications to do first versus last, proper protocols, what to do on track, what to do in between track sessions, driver improvement strategies, wet versus dry vehicle set ups, how to use load transfer to your advantage, and lots of tips for advanced and seasoned performance drivers. Plus, a whole lot more.This book covers everything you need to know about participating in HPDE events. Click the buy button and learn the right way to take your car to the track now ,and have fun while doing it.
TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 19: Effects of psychoactive chemicals on commercial driver health and performance: stimulants, hypnotics, nutritional, and other supplements provides information to assist the commercial transportation safety community and the FMCSA in addressing issues involving the proliferation and availability of numerous chemical substances available to and sometimes used by commercial drivers.
The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving
Author: Ross Bentley
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Category: Sports & Recreation
Ultimate Speed Secrets is the drivers guide to going faster! Professional race instructor Ross Bentley has raced everything from Indy cars to world sports cars and has the experience to make any racer a more complete driver. With detailed drills and comprehensive instructions, Bentley covers everything you need to know: choosing lines; adapting to different cars, tracks, and racing conditions; setting up controls; and understanding car adjustments and mental preparation. Whether you are racing an Indy car or simply interested in becoming a more complete driver on the street, Ultimate Speed Secrets will give you the information you need to succeed!