crr003 wrote:I'm sure it works with some. Those that haven't looked at a Highway Code for 30 years...
So that will be 99% of the audience who have been driving for 30 years or more then...
On a more serious note, in my experience the feedback from the SAC and NDAC courses is consistently good. Most people arrive feeling pretty fed up and thinking it's going to be a waste of time but most (not all) seem to leave thinking it's been worthwhile. I say this as someone who regularly does the practical (driving bit) of the NDAC for Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire police. I think I can tell if someone is being genuine and I've heard (and read) some lovely comments from attendees who have no reason to 'suck-up' to trainers. Comments like: "this should be compulsory for all drivers" or "thank you, I've really leant a lot" are common.
I can also tell you about a few who are disruptive, think/know they are driving gods
and leave having gained little except the disrespect of the trainers and fellow attendees around them.
One guy was adamant that all 20 limits are unenforceable...apparently he had a mate who was a police officer who told him that.
Trainers and attendees gave up and simply smiled every time he banged on about it (and he wasn't even attending an SAC).
I had a guy who I noticed wasn't using his handbrake - even when queuing on hills and preferred to ride the clutch. His reasoning was he was less likely to get whiplash if rear-ended...and wouldn't listen to my quiet reasoning or description of basic physics.
Martin - Bristol IAM: IMI National Observer and Group Secretary, DSA: ADI, Fleet, RoSPA (Dip)