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Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About time I joined in
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: About time I joined in

Hello!
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 132

Re: Hands on the wheel

I was sitting alongside a young driver last weekend who did a 45 minute route from South Bristol into some rural twisties and back and did nearly the whole thing one-handed. Did they crash? We haven't mentioned it yet, because it's so very obvious we forget, but modern cars with heavily power-assis...
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 132

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

Above or below the speed limit? ;) At the appropriate speed ;) (remember I'm coaching for RoSPA) The point, of course, is that most people can steer perfectly safely with one hand, and before they embark on AD, they probably haven't used two to drive in a straight line since they passed their drivi...
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 132

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I often get associates to steer with one hand, to get rid of nervousness and over-steering. Hopefully this is fixed by test time, but even if it isn't, one hand is most often dominant, so I tell them to concentrate on just one hand, which helps with the relaxation and reduces contention between the...
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 132

Re: Hands on the wheel

If you watch 'Road Wars' 'Traffic Cops' and 'Interceptors', you'll notice that Hendon no longer exerts the influence it once did ;) Well, you live and learn. And there was me thinking that the driving was so bad on these shows that they were all just jobbing actors; and that Road Wars and Intercept...
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 132

Re: Hands on the wheel

If you watch 'Road Wars' 'Traffic Cops' and 'Interceptors', you'll notice that Hendon no longer exerts the influence it once did ;)
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 278

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

vanman wrote:Just a thought, try a full detailed commentary from you or them, if that dose't work add WHAT IF'S. Worked for me.

good luck


That's what I was working towards with 'why is the limit there?'
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 278

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

Of course I always ask reason for doing it. This lady mentioned among other things her six point speeding penalty. Locus of control. It's her decision to take training - but she can't abdicate her speed choice and control of the vehicle to you. TBH, if you think she: a. Won't pass the test b. Is li...
by Horse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 278

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

I thought the instructors at Hendon used to use steel rules (not wooden ones) to 'reward' students who allowed their left hand to ride on the gear lever! I was politely warned about the risks of using the left foot in an attempt to declutch in an auto car . . . If I see your left leg move, I'll hit...
by Horse
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 29
Views: 278

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

does it really matter? I think so, on some courses it was one of the first things I asked. Horse nailed it, Did he? Who knows what her motivation? If you don't ask, you'll never know. I'm being a tad provocative, and yes there's place for that warm fuzzy coaching malarky, but you don't really know ...

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