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by LenWoodman55
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Advanced Driving or Self Important?
Replies: 37
Views: 3715

Re: Advanced Driving or Self Important?

A. Tom Topper in "Very Advanced Driving" states that, "The Very Advanced driver uses every opportunity with skill without risk or discourtesy." And demonstrates turning right at a roundabout from the left hand lane where the right lane is blocked. That's even more 'cheeky' than t...
by LenWoodman55
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The EU - Leave or Remain?
Replies: 189
Views: 12172

Re: The EU - Leave or Remain?

I've only just opened this after a few weeks away. I think this has been a most interesting discussion. I haven't seen anything as good anywhere else. I am serious on this. To me it's interesting that a site for conscientious drivers has so much value in general discussion. Perhaps it's because of a...
by LenWoodman55
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glimmer of hope?
Replies: 20
Views: 2347

Re: Glimmer of hope?

We've got Red Light Speed Cameras here in Sydney. Catches those accelerating to get across on amber!
by LenWoodman55
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Australasia
Topic: Advanced Road Driving
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Advanced Road Driving

You are spot on there. I did get involved 20 years ago when there were two organisations trying to do an IAM imitation - the Society of Advanced Motorists and the IAM Australia but both failed and disappeared. I am now the Driver Development Officer for the City of Sydney and quite comfortable overs...
by LenWoodman55
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Australasia
Topic: Advanced Road Driving
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Advanced Road Driving

There are very few, if any, current on-road advanced courses and no tests in NSW. There are many 'private' area or race track 'advanced' courses but they usually only cover emergency skills with no practical low-risk training. But one can adapt UK learned techniques to local conditions. Country road...
by LenWoodman55
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: HIGH STANDARD/FURTHER TRAINING IN THE UK
Replies: 27
Views: 4629

Re: HIGH STANDARD/FURTHER TRAINING IN THE UK

In the Earl of Cottenham's day much of the 'racing' was on public roads. Although usually closed there were many more hazards to deal with. Even when Stirling Moss won the Mille Miglia with Jenkinson it was more like a rally on public roads (read The Racing Driver). Racing lines were more like the '...
by LenWoodman55
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: The Official DVSA Guide to Driving 2015: The Essential Skills
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

The Official DVSA Guide to Driving 2015: The Essential Skills

Has anyone read this yet? I'm waiting for a copy from Amazon. Any comments? Very little is published here in Australia - compared to the past few years in the UK - John Lyon's Advanced Driving, The Old Stig's How to drive and Reg Local's Advanced and Performance Driving as well as Chris Gilbert's DV...
by LenWoodman55
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: Who's done their HGV test then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1974

Re: Who's done their HGV test then?

I did HGV3 - HGV2 - HGV1 in the army. Then did a bit of international driving. All great fun - in recent years I have done the Australian equivalent - HR - Heavy Rigid (3+ axles) and HC - Heavy Combination (Articulated or heavy trailer). I have absolutely no need to do it but I am soon to do MC - Mu...
by LenWoodman55
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, G'day from Sydney Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Hello, G'day from Sydney Australia

Hello everyone, I reside in Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia. But fortunately was born in England where I grew up (not sure about growing up though!) and learned to drive there. Passed IAM, LSD (not the drug but the advanced test strongly supported by Maggie Thatcher) which is now RoSPA ADA, BSM HPC. ...

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