How to stay safe and be confident on and off the road.
Almost every family owns a car, and every year more vehicles are introduced on to roads which are already congested, adding to the danger and frustrations of motoring. Whether for commuting, shopping or dropping off school children, it is the very convenience of driving that makes it hazardous.
Following the format of his worldwide bestselling SAS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK, whose sales have topped one million copies, and applying the world-class techniques and philosophies of the SAS, its former Chief Survival Instructor, Lofty Wiseman, shows how a little forethought and common sense can make motoring both safe and pleasurable.
This book takes the reader through every area of the driving experience, from selecting and maintaining a car, planning a journey and carrying the right essentials to passenger safety and car security. In addition, it covers adverse driving conditions, breakdowns, defensive driving, accidents and first aid, long-distance driving, towing, driving off-road and abroad, and how to deal with road rage.
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‘We were expecting survival tips – how to live on worms during an M25 jam and so on. But no.’
– Top Gear Magazine
John 'Lofty' Wiseman perfected his driving skills during a 26-year career with the SAS. He has driven all over the world, often under the worst imaginable conditions. Now the author of the bestselling 'SAS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK' has compiled a manual which will give every driver – from the complete beginner to the most experienced – the confidence to drive anywhere safely.
What to look for when buying a car and the art of safe, legal driving
What safety features to look for when choosing a car, and how to become a safer driver
Protecting your car and its content from thieves and vandals
Adjusting your driving to prevent skids and accidents occurring in adverse conditions such as fog, heavy rain, snow and ice
How to service your car, keeping it safe and reliable, while reducing running costs
What to do if you are involved in an accident and quick-fix repairs to get you home after a breakdown
Countering and preventing road rage and other dangerous acts of aggression
Minimizing the risks of motoring by learning to anticipate hazards and cope with them effectively
READING THE SIGNS
Planning your journey and recognizing road signs at home and abroad
Safety tips for long-distance driving and holiday travel at home and abroad, including advice on towing a caravan and carrying heavy loads
Manoeuvering techniques to help you escape car-jackers and other attackers
Techniques for cross-country driving over rugged terrain in a four-wheel drive vehicle
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002558327