Advanced Drivers of America

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akirk
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Advanced Drivers of America

Postby akirk » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:54 pm

Advanced Drivers of America (ADA)
http://www.advanceddrivers.com/
claim:
ADA is the only training organization in North America to teach the "System of Car Control" approach to driver safety.

With some links and reference to many of the same basics we would recognise...

Don't know much about them, but the gentleman in charge (Eddie Wren) seems to have an interesting bio:
http://www.advanceddrivers.com/pdf-file ... 201000.pdf

Alasdair

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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby jcochrane » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:25 pm

Where's Gareth? This rings an alarm bell I think there have been issues with a Mr Eddie Wren I seem to recall from somewhere. Could be wrong though.

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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby kfae8959 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:33 pm

It's not an active organization, as far as I know. They offer honorary membership to anyone who has passed the IAM or RoSPA test, but when I contacted them to ask how to join, they didn't reply, nor was there any response to my follow-up.

I'd find it hard to know where to direct people in search of further driver training in the US. There are plenty of car-focussed get-togethers (Coffee and Cars is a good example) where one might find people talking about road driving, but the ones I've been to have just involved looking at the cars, not driving them. It's a very big country, though. There must be something somewhere!

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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby chriskay » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:25 pm

It's not surprising they just look at their cars; there's so little incentive to drive on their boring highways.
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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby Horse » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:35 pm

chriskay wrote:It's not surprising they just look at their cars; there's so little incentive to drive on their boring highways.


Believe what you want to . . .

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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby chriskay » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:40 pm

Horse wrote:
chriskay wrote:It's not surprising they just look at their cars; there's so little incentive to drive on their boring highways.


Believe what you want to . . .

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Oh, yes, and things like Pike's Peak, but they're rare.
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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby Horse » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:47 pm

chriskay wrote: Oh, yes, and things like Pike's Peak, but they're rare.


It is a bl00dy big place!
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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby Strangely Brown » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:38 pm

I think that anyone who says driving in the US is boring really hasn't driven much in the US, if at all [*]. It really is far from dull, if for no other reason than that it is so different from here. It is a fantastically huge place and it is constantly changing as you drive through it. The scenery is generally breathtaking and the roads outside of the major centres of population are pretty much empty. What's not to love?

A couple of the best roads I have used so far:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Route_1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_550
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_97_in_Oregon

Plus any number of minor roads in New England.

[*] Just my £0.02. YMMV. Other opinions are available.

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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby chriskay » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:22 pm

Yes, on reflection I was hasty. I've driven California Highway 1 and across the Sierra Nevada on Highway 80 to Reno, also mooched around the Northern California Gold Country. I suppose what I was preferentially remembering was doing a car delivery from Columbus, Ohio to Los Angeles, when I had to cover 2,300 miles in five days.
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Re: Advanced Drivers of America

Postby Horse » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:43 pm

Five days? Loads of time to take the pretty way ;)
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