Giles wrote:I am chuckling whilst reading this absorbing thread.
Everyone has a view and opinion of their driving skills and it is generally high.
I can assure you that having attending a driving skills day at Prodrive yesterday which was run by professionals I realised that I am frankly an appalling driver - I say this in ALL seriousness and am very happy to admit the fact.
I guarantee that EVERYONE that has contributed to this thread so far with the probably exception of Rob Bruce (as I assume he has taken the police driving skills course), would be in for a MAJOR shock were they to attend what I did yesterday.
WOW. Got a few more replies than I expected! Have loved reading this thread, some very interesting "discussions" have taken place. It's also given me a useful insight into what people actually want for our roads, rather than the useless bloody cameras.
To pick up on Giles' point - EVERYONE should try the IAM/Rospa advanced test, or at least have an assessment. The civillian Advanced test is almost up to the police Standard Response level (we do a few more bits) and WILL improve your driving.
I passed the Advanced/Pursuit course with a Class One three years ago, and I'm still learning. You never stop - at least the good ones don't.
And don't feel too bad Giles. I had 'Nemesis' on my tailpipes through three counties a little while ago - looked pretty good to me
Spokey - yes I am now a "Rat". I promise I'll try to keep the Z1 lane clear for you.
And John ZZEMMCO, I must correct you......... It's about 30 Gatsos to one Trafpol car. Particularly when it's a Mitsubishi Evo VIII
Keep those rants coming in!!!
PS If anyone fancies an "assessment" drive for the IAM stuff I'd be happy to offer my services.