The SAS Survival Driver's Handbook

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9780002558327: The SAS Survival Driver's Handbook

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

From the Back Cover:

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.

ESSENTIALS
What to look for when buying a car and the art of safe, legal driving

SAFE DRIVING
What safety features to look for when choosing a car, and how to become a safer driver

VEHICLE SECURITY
Protecting your car and its content from thieves and vandals

BAD-WEATHER DRIVING
Adjusting your driving to prevent skids and accidents occurring in adverse conditions such as fog, heavy rain, snow and ice

MAINTENANCE
How to service your car, keeping it safe and reliable, while reducing running costs

EMERGENCY
What to do if you are involved in an accident and quick-fix repairs to get you home after a breakdown

PERSONAL SECURITY
Countering and preventing road rage and other dangerous acts of aggression

DEFENSIVE DRIVING
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

LONG JOURNEYS
Safety tips for long-distance driving and holiday travel at home and abroad, including advice on towing a caravan and carrying heavy loads

EVASIVE DRIVING
Manoeuvering techniques to help you escape car-jackers and other attackers

OFF-ROAD DRIVING
Techniques for cross-country driving over rugged terrain in a four-wheel drive vehicle

By the same author
VOLUME ONE
'The SAS Handbook'

VOLUME TWO
'The SAS Urban Survival Handbook'

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