Concerned that driving courtesy (or lack of it) has changed beyond recognition in recent years?
A newly qualified driver who wants to learn more, but has never had the chance to meet someone who could pass on invaluable information?
Determined to preserve your no-claims bonus (and possibly your life) despite being surrounded by thousands of ignorant, selfish morons who claim to be experienced drivers?
Someone who has been driving for many years and yet has never had a refresher lesson let alone looked at The Highway Code since passing your test?
After a lifetime of driving all over Britain and Europe, I think I have seen it all. The Good, The Bad, and definitely The Ugly!
And yet 45 years on from my first “long drive” I am still witnessing the same mistakes and the same boorish behaviour by thousands of drivers who have allegedly been granted full UK Licences. Nothing should surprise me now, but actually it does.
What I can’t get my head around is the fact that so many laws are totally ignored, and yet little has been done by our illustrious leaders to clamp down on those who flagrantly abuse the rules of the road.
Current thinking by those in charge seems to be that it’s acceptable for drivers to show complete contempt to other members of society.
Ok, I agree that’s a bold statement so why would I say this?
Well just consider what you regularly read in your local newspapers or what is reported on news websites. A small percentage of drivers continue to propel their vehicles around the towns, villages and motorways of Britain causing mayhem while inflicting terrible injuries on innocent members of the public. But when or as is more likely, if these people are finally brought before magistrates, the fines or sentences imposed are invariably pathetic.
But should you commit a minor offence against society while not in charge of a motorised vehicle, the sentences are often far more stringent. Yes I agree that a lot of these minor offences are stupid and can’t be condoned, but many are unlikely to cause physical harm to the public. And yet this discrepancy in sentencing is allowed to continue.
Something doesn’t seem right does it?
Well as if you hadn’t guessed, nothing will change all the time that we as honest citizens just accept this situation. Yes we all know that the internet is red hot with comments when a light sentence against a car driver is passed.
The “whip them and flog them” brigade have their say and then retire to the comfort of their armchairs safe in the knowledge that think they have done their bit. But they haven’t really changed things have they?
So who am I and how am I qualified to make such observations and comments about the great British public?
Let me start by explaining that I am not a so-called “expert” in road traffic management. Neither am I a serving or retired Police Officer, Traffic Warden, Highways Agency Officer or Breakdown Service Engineer. In fact I am not linked in any shape or form to a profession that you would normally associate with giving you motoring advice.
At the risk of being shot down in pieces, my knowledge comes as someone who has slowly built up and retained their knowledge of life on the road after driving long distances five days a week spread over many years. I am in fact someone who spent his entire working life travelling throughout Britain and Europe visiting companies with a view to offering products and services.
“Oh no” I hear you shout...”he’s a sales rep. We all know their reputation for driving like selfish idiots.”
But before you immediately jump to conclusions about how I may or may not have conducted myself on the roads, I would ask you to consider the following:
If I could pass on to you in a simple enjoyable format, true stories that help you spot potential idiots and the hazards they create, do you think it would be worth your time reading them?
After all, if you only grasp one nugget of information that gets you thinking, or maybe saves you from being involved in an accident, then I will partly have done my job.
You will see that I have stated that “I will partly have done my job”. So what do I mean by this?
Well, my concern is that anyone reading the stories will simply enjoy them, have a chuckle at some of the tales, then sit back and do nothing to help change the status quo. In other words, we will still allow the lunatics to run the asylum! I think the time is right and there is scope to change this situation that we find ourselves in.
My ambitious goal is that once you have read the stories, and assuming you are in agreement with my findings, that we form an association that will change attitudes towards bad driving forever. That’s not something that will happen overnight, and neither would I want us to be seen as some sort of flash in the pan political pressure group. Politics is not something that particularly turns me on, but I do recognise that we may need to deal with those who currently implement the rules and subsequent sentences. That is why, as a group we can build a cross section of people who are strong in some areas and weaker in others. Then we can start to make things happen!
By the way, there is absolutely no pressure or obligation to join this group. That is something that only you can decide, and if it’s not for you then that’s fine by me. I don’t like having my arm twisted, and hopefully neither do you.
All I ask is for you to download my easy to read book, enjoy the stories and then think about what I have seen and continue to see every day. Maybe you’ll just be happy that you read the book, or maybe you will want to take things further.
But that is a choice only you can make!
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly”
“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”
“A good read...written by someone who has clearly been there and done it!”...
Richard T Haulage Contractor
“I felt just as if I was his passenger and wondered how he had coped with driving so many miles in his life”...
Megan S Hairdresser
“Good, practical advice that tells it exactly as it is”...
Alistair B Company Director
I'm also aware that most of you reading this will have picked up that I am on a mission, and that's a lot of money to ask people to part with. And so I thought very carefully and decided that if I wanted to pass on my knowledge to as many people as I can, I needed to come up with something very special.
So here’s the offer...For the First 500 people who respond, I will allow you to download the book “The Six Most Pressing Things You Need To Know About Driving” for just:
Not only that, but this offer comes with a cast iron guarantee. If within 30 days of purchasing this book, and for any reason you don't think this book can help you when you next tackle the roads of Britain, I will...