Riding And Driving Should Be Enjoyable

RiDE_April_2012_GB47647I have been riding and driving in the UK and abroad for over 33 years I have over 30 years of policing experience, 28 years of that driving and riding at police response and advanced levels. I have been to the scenes of far too many collisions and have dealt with hundreds of fatal and serious personal injury accidents during my time as a Traffic Sergeant.

What I have learnt from these experiences is that driving and riding should be regarded as a privilege and not a right. We all have to share a congested road space and we need to understand each other’s needs and respect each other’s right to travel without incident.

Whether you are riding or driving a pedal cycle, motorcycle, car, van, bus or lorry we all have a duty of care to each other and should strive to be the best that we can be when operating our vehicles. The way to achieve that is by structured training.

Hard day at the OfficeI have been fortunate to be trained by arguably the best training establishment in the world, the Hendon Driving School, worked in advanced training with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and BMW, been part of the team that recently re-wrote Roadcraft and even dipped my toe into the psychology of driver and rider cognitive behaviours.

I am passionate about teaching and coaching both novice and advanced techniques and believe in the benefits of proper practice. So, if you are new to driving or riding or want to hone the skills you already possess for personal gain or to put yourself up for one of the advanced tests, give me a call or send me an email and I’m sure I will have a course suitable for you.

Have a look at the rest of my website; I hope you find it informative.

Stay safe and I hope to be riding or driving with you soon.