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Advanced Driving Tuition
Sun 10th Apr 2005
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 8
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So you think your a good driver...
This was a chance for members to brush up on their bad habits and gain an insight into what's involved in being an Institute of Advanced Motorists Member.
Eight cars and more importantly eleven people took part in this event, three cars from the West met up at Bowtrees Farm, Kincardine and meandered across country to meet up with the Eastern members at Gateside hall in Perthshire.
After squeezing the cars into a small tightly packed car park, which coincidentally was also being used by the Parish Church, we waited for the hall to be opened, unfortunately this was not going to happen and after a few phone calls by Eric Hill, one of our IAM instructors, we set off again to our rearranged venue, 'The Beinn Inn' near Glenfarg.
Coffee was served in what could be described as a rock music aficionados Bar, where Eric introduced two fellow members David and Jeff. A briefing and introduction on the aims and objectives were presented to us, followed by observations and tips used by advanced motorists in everyday life, concluding this part was a discussion with question and answer session on the many hazards facing the modern motorist.
After forming groups of three we all had a demo drive with the instructors who gave an impressive commentary whilst explaining their every movement on the road.
It was now time for the observed drive in our own cars, strange how that same feeling I had many years ago when sitting my driving test seemed to return but Eric soon put me at ease and before long he was off in his commentary about road conditions, positioning and my control of the car, which he seemed to be relaying to me faster than the national speed limit. We returned to the hotel and were all given a debriefing on our driving and the points we could all improve on.
Back inside the hotel for a short discussion and an appreciative thanks to Eric,David and Jeff.
We said our farewells to the IAM team and then had an excellent Sunday lunch in the hotel.
An enjoyable and informative event which hopefully some participants will take to the next stage, but even so I'm sure many of the techniques and tips picked up today can be put into practise and passed on to family members.

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11th Apr 2005 13:19 :: Douglas
Hope everyone enjoyed this event.
Scott..sorry I did not get the chance to speak with you after the observed run, I know you had to get back, hope to see you again.

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