Roadcraft: The Police Driver's Handbook

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Roadcraft is the official Police Driver's Handbook, approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers, and is used by the police service to train police drivers, but it is useful for any driver wishing to improve their skills and safety to a more advanced 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. This new edition has been prepared in close consultation with a working group of senior police driving instructors and other police and civilian advance driver training experts. It 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 to become a better driver.

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This textbook is for police drivers undertaking police driver training. It should also be useful to any driver wanting to improve their driving skills or take the advanced driving test. Extensive consultation between police and professional organizations has taken place to produce this new and up-to-date verison. The advice given applies to a range of vehicles and new features of this edition include: learning goals at the start of each chapter; illustrations and diagrams to explain complex ideas; and prompts, questions and activities to help the learner assess their understanding and progress.

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National Police Driving Schools Conference Roadcraft Working Party, Police Foundation, National Extension College. Editorial Team: Philip Coyne (author), Penny Mares (editor) and Bill Mayblin (designer/ illustrator)

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