Dear Fellow Driver,
Are you tired of watching your car insurance premiums go up year after year even though you have earned endless no claims bonuses? Or could it be you have only have committed a minor indiscretion but were still asked to pay a lot more?
Do you get angry at the thought of these increases even though you know that deep down you're not a bad driver?
While you and I slowly get drained of our hard earned cash, more and more lunatics have chosen to ignore the laws of the land and are blatantly driving on the roads of Britain.
Maybe they are habitual speed merchants, or are regularly under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Or perhaps they are one of the thousands who only hold a provisional licence or no licence at all.
But you, as a responsible citizen have chosen to pay your premiums every month (or maybe annually) because you're basically a nice person and that's what you have always done and will continue to do.
But it's still heartbreaking to know that your insurance contributions have risen out of proportion due to the ignorance and flippant attitude of so many others.
These people are in effect sticking two fingers up to the rest of us!
So if you're now expecting me to tell you I have found a secret loophole to overcome these increases, then I'm sorry, you're in for a disappointment...I haven't got one.
But like you, I'm sick to death of it!
Recent figures estimate that in the UK there are approximately 800,000 unlicensed drivers, plus a further 100,000 uninsured vehicles on our roads!
Is that scary or what...?
If you assume that most uninsured and/or unlicensed drivers are not fit to be on the road, then what can you do to protect yourself?
Well, you can't take the law into your own hands to deal with these criminals (because that's what they are!) even though we all moan about them. If you so much as contemplate that course of action, it will be you who ends up in court.
And because most of us are law abiding citizens, we don't want to even think of the consequences of that scenario.
But it doesn't make us feel any better when you've just had a near miss with a car being driven at 50 mph in a 30mph zone does it?
Or maybe it's when you've seen someone drive past holding their phone up to their ear with one hand, while remarkably managing to wave their free hand around in anger...so it can only be their knees that are controlling the steering wheel!
But first, if you've never heard of me, let me tell you a little about myself.
My name is Michael Stankiste and my vast experience of driving comes as someone who has spent his entire working life driving throughout Britain and Europe. That has meant clocking up 40,000 miles a year, every year for 40 years!
By my calculations, that means I have covered just about 1.6 million miles.
I know it sounds crazy, but to get that in perspective, I am reliably told that the distance between the earth and the moon is about 250,000 miles. That means I have driven the equivalent of more than three trips to the moon and back!
I have driven in sub zero temperatures when the ice has never left the road all day. At the other extreme, I have encountered scorching hot days when I have seen tarmac melt.
And of course, the majority of the time I have had to contend with all types of weather conditions that sit somewhere between these unusual extremes.
Add to that, road works, floods, major accidents, minor shunts, high winds, snow, fog, plus road closures and diversions, and you can imagine that there are not many, if any situations that I haven't found myself in.
Let me tell you that by choice, I no longer cover that crazy mileage, and can now spend my time encouraging others to learn from what I have seen ...
I have received testimonial letters from men and women aged from 17 to 80 all of whom had varying driving skills and experience.
Here are a few I received very recently:
"Michael gives good, practical advice. An easy style of writing that tells it as it is." Andrew Lamb.
"A good read written by someone who has clearly been there and done it." Megan Smith.
"I drive in Britain and France regularly. Having read Michael's book, I have started to realise just how observant he has been...he's reminded me to be more aware and to try to spot the loonies before they spot me!" Ian Rhodes.
When I started to seriously drive (and by that I mean driving more miles in twelve months than most people cover in five years) I had no idea about the level of knowledge I would gain over the following forty years.
In one of those "light bulb moments" I reflected on what I had seen, and realised something quite astonishing.
Forty years ago I saw that people made six regular mistakes when they were driving. At the time, I thought little of it other than to learn what to look out for and to keep myself safe.
But remarkably after forty years, and despite changes in the laws along with vastly increased numbers of vehicles on the road, the same six mistakes are still being made!
And the good thing for you is that I now have the time and the opportunity to pass on my information... so that you too can know what to look out for.
Let me be clear: I'm not promising total safety for zero effort on your behalf.
Yes, it's true that some of my students have simply enjoyed my stories and had a chuckle at the tales. They presumably have taken on board some of what I have to teach, and I have to be grateful that they have become more aware of what is happening around them. But if you are serious and take my guidance one step at a time, what I propose makes perfect sense and will undoubtedly help you to keep one step ahead of all the bad drivers that are only interested in their own egos.
And of course if you remain safe, your insurance premiums will hopefully not rocket through the roof!
I mean that whenever you get into your car, you will be prepared for what lies ahead on your journey. And it really doesn't matter if that journey is a simple trip to your local supermarket or whether you're setting off on your annual holidays.
So let me ask you:
It's a simple question but one that should get you thinking. If you're really serious about looking after you and your passengers, then you know what the answer will be.
I'm so confident that you will pick up on at least one thing that you had either never thought of or had simply forgotten, that I will personally guarantee a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
For less than the price of a decent bottle of car shampoo, you can download your own copy of "The Six Most Pressing Things You Need To Know About Driving" by pressing the yellow button below and following the simple instructions.
With best regards,
How do you feel when you read or hear about drivers that have committed horrendous driving offences and then take a "couldn't care less" attitude?
The major problem is that you know as well as I, that any current sentences passed by the courts are invariably too lenient or have little or no effect on the defendant.
These include sentences that are given to drivers who are man slaughterers. How many more times do we have to listen to radio phone in programmes which regularly follow another murderer being sent to prison for just two or three years?
The 'whip them and hang them' brigade all come out in force on their telephones the next day, ranting and raving for a couple of minutes, and think they make a difference just because their voices have been heard over the radio waves.
And the simple reason for this is because the following day there will be yet another "hot" subject to worry about, and they will be standing by their phones ready to pontificate on that subject too.
Meanwhile, the problem relating to criminal drivers will have disappeared off the radar, until the next ridiculous sentence is passed.
Welcome to the merry go round!
I'm fairly certain that you would love to see appropriate sentences in place so that the punishment really does fit the crime. But I wouldn't hold your breath on that one!
So while you're waiting for those in power to do little or nothing, download your personal copy of "The Six Most Pressing Things You Need To Know About Driving". But do it now before you become distracted. After all, if you only grasp one nugget of information (and you will...) then I have done what I can to help you. It's over to you...
...Press the yellow button below and follow the simple instructions.