Roadcraft is the official Police Driver's Handbook, approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers, and is used by the police service to train police drivers, but it is useful for any driver wishing to improve their skills and safety to a more advanced level. Roadcraft aims to help people become better drivers by increasing awareness of all factors that affect driving, such as the capability of the driver, characteristics of the vehicle, and road and traffic conditions. This new edition has been prepared in close consultation with a working group of senior police driving instructors and other police and civilian advance driver training experts. It has been updated to reflect recent changes in the legislative framework surrounding driving and emergency response driving and new methodologies in teaching safe driving. It now also incorporates information on automotive engineering advances such as ABS and SatNav devices and their effect on driving. A new chapter has been added to teach drivers the physical and psychological aspects of driving and how to develop mental skills to become a better driver.
Author: Colin Taylor
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Etwa fünfzig Kilometer vom südwestlichsten Zipfel von Cornwall entfernt liegen die Scilly-Inseln. Wunderschöne Gärten, Sonnenuntergänge unter Palmen, ein weiter Blick aufs Meer: Die Inselgruppe mitten im Atlantik ist ein wahres Idyll. Und Sergeant Colin Taylor der Mann, der entschlossen einschreitet, wenn die Luft brennt – egal, ob ein Streit zwischen angeheiterten Küchenchefs oder erhitzten Pub-Besuchern entflammt oder jemand einen wuchtigen Anker wegzuschleppen versucht. Auch bei den durchschnittlich drei gestohlenen Fahrrädern im Jahr bleibt der lustige Polizist entspannt, denn: „Wirklich weit kommt man mit dem Diebesgut ja sowieso nicht.“ Mit hinreißendem britischem Witz und Charme schreibt der Scilly Sergeant über seine Abenteuer als Insel-Bobby.
Author: John Miller
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2011-07-03
The Driving Instructor's Handbook is widely recognized in the driver training industry as the authoritative reference guide for trainee and qualified instructors. This best-selling handbook covers every aspect of the profession, from the role and the characteristics needed to do the job well, preparation for the three ADI examination requirements (Theory and hazard perception, Driving ability and Instructional ability), through to the driving test and driving larger vehicles. Updated for 2011 with the latest information relating to the ever-changing driving industry, The Driving Instructor's Handbook is essential reading for anyone involved in the training of new drivers and instructors at all levels.
Author: Donald L Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Despite a growing body of research and targeted remediation, teenage and novice drivers continue to be six to nine times more likely to die in a crash than they are when they are just a few years older. The World Health Organization reports that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death globally among 15 to 19 year olds. In light of these crash statistics, understanding the teen driver problem remains of paramount public health importance around the world. The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy, and Directions provides critical knowledge for a broad range of potential readers, including students, teachers, researchers in academics, industry and the federal government, public policy makers at all levels, insurance companies and automobile manufacturers, driving instructors, and parents and their teens.
Wir alle kennen es: Man hält an einer Entscheidung fest, obwohl deutlich absehbar ist, dass sie falsch ist. Schlimmer noch, man ignoriert alle Warnungen, verpasst die Gelegenheit, die Katastrophe abzuwenden und steuert sogar noch direkt in sie hinein. Ein unerklärliches Verhalten? Mitnichten, sagen Ori und Rom Brafman.
Author: D. J. N. Limebeer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-08-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Dynamics and Optimal Control of Road Vehicles uniquely offers a unified treatment of tyre, car and motorcycle dynamics, and the application of nonlinear optimal control to vehicle-related problems within a single book. This is a comprehensive and accessible text that emphasises the theoretical aspects of vehicular modelling and control. The book focuses on two major elements. The first is classical mechanics and its use in building vehicle and tyre dynamics models. The second focus is nonlinear optimal control, which is used to solve a range of minimum-time and minimum-fuel, as well as track curvature reconstruction problems. As is known classically, all of this material is bound together by the calculus of variations and stationary principles. The treatment of this material is supplemented with a number of examples that were designed to highlight obscurities and subtleties in the theory.
Author: John Henderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. With over 95% of accidents caused by preventable human error, insurance costs increasing yearly by 20% and few drivers willing to spare the time or money for an advanced driving course, Better Driving is an essential book that will be suitable for almost every motorist, whether newly qualified or with many years' experience. It it not only targeted at those who want to learn advanced techniques, but all those who lack confidence either overall or in specific areas. It covers not only the basic advanced driving techniques, but also introduces mental strategies such as observation and cynicism. It will cover such practical scenarios as bad weather driving and breakdowns, and provide advice for every driving environment, from rural roads and motorways to urban roads and driving abroad. With plenty of supporting resource material, including further reading and useful diagrams, it will be an ideal companion for motorists old and new.
Fleetcraft is a driver training manual aimed at the occupational driver. Health and safety legislation now requires employers to address the risks associated with work-related vehicle usage, and driver training is one solution being adopted. Much of the material is derived from Roadcraft, the manual used for advanced police driver training. This handbook covers many aspects of driving, including attitude and behaviour, both of which are seen as essential for road safety and an effective driver development programme.
Author: April Wilson
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Foreign Language Study
German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.