Even on dull days, the shadows cast by a highway over-bridge is an excellent marker with which to check that your following distance is adequate.
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DEFENSIVE DRIVING AND ADVANCED DRIVING COURSES FOR INDIVIDUALS
ADVANCED DRIVERS OF AMERICA
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All driver training from Advanced Drivers of America [ADA] is based firmly upon the "System of Car Control", which is the world's oldest, most in-depth and most proven methodology for teaching safety in driving. It has been continually developed and refined since 1935 and is taught in the USA and Canada only by ADA.
There is no pass/fail criterion for the ADA defensive driving course because the major gain comes merely from attending but please be aware that, as we place total emphasis on safety, none of the advanced driving courses have a guaranteed pass. Participants are graded strictly on their individual abilities and on exactly how safe and competent they prove to be, at the end of the training. Although it is rare, any trainee could emerge from a course with a lower qualification than was sought.
If you can come to us, we can train you anytime (subject to our availability). Most of our training of this type is carried out at Buffalo, NY. Alternatively, one of our instructors can come to you – anywhere in the USA or Canada – but naturally this is a more expensive option. It would make good sense, however, if you have several individuals (such as family member, club members or just friends) who need training. From time to time, we schedule public training sessions in other cities around the country. Click on this public advanced driving courses link for details. You may also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Defensive Driving (a 2-day/16-hour course)
This course is designed to cover the basic essentials of staying safe on the road, which should never be less than the skills and attributes listed here. From this course, you can expect to get an important insight into driver attitude and to become significantly more aware of factors that will keep you much safer when driving.
This two-day course is comparable to the Institute of Advanced Motorists [IAM] basic training in the UK and independent research from Brunel University recently concluded that drivers who had been through the IAM "System of Car Control" training were nearly 70% better in all aspects of their driving – from steering to judging distances and speed. Earlier research by the Transport Research Laboratory [TRL] concluded that drivers are less likely to crash if they have reached a measurable, higher driving standard.
Just three opinions from our year 2009/10 corporate course participants, on the Clients' Comments page:
Advanced Driving – Bronze (a 3-day/24-hour course)
This is the shortest course where you can really start getting to grips with key elements of advanced driving, particularly good attitude and safe, systematic methodology, in addition to all of the features that are crucial to defensive driving.
Here's what just two of our year 2010 two-day course participants said, on the Clients' Comments page:
Advanced Driving – Silver (a 5-day/40-hour course)
Pass a "Silver Advanced" course and you are starting to get good (as long as you reliably keep on doing it)! This is dramatically more training, and more in-depth, than most people even get the opportunity to do, let alone achieve.
From the Clients' Comments page:
Advanced Driving – Gold (a 10-day/80-hour course)
"Gold Advanced," from ADA, is equal to the highest standard of advanced driving for civilians (as opposed to police and other high-speed emergency services & EVOC drivers) anywhere in the world.
Triennial Re-Testing and Refresher Training (varies)
Straightforward re-assessment for Defensive Driving standards can be done in a half-day, whereas re-assessment for any of the Advanced Driving standards takes a full day.
The three-year cycle follows global best practice in the field of advanced driving.
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Please be aware that ADA's availability for public courses in any given city will depend upon how many people in that area wish to book a course and we must reserve the right to cancel planned courses in any location if insufficient people are going to attend.
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