Professional Driving Techniques: The Essential Guide to Operating a Motor Vehicle with Confidence and Skill

Professional Driving Techniques: The Essential Guide to Operating a Motor Vehicle with Confidence and Skill

by Anthony J. Scotti

Paperback(Revised)

$22.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979381317
Publisher: Textstream
Publication date: 06/30/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I 1. DRIVING IS A STATE OF MIND AND BODY AND VEHICLE
Chapter 1 - The Mind/Body Driving Connection
Chapter 2 - Your Vision and Sense of Space
Chapter 3 - Your Reaction Time/Sense of Timing
Chapter 4 - The Windshield and Mirrors:
Your "Windows" to the Road
Chapter 5 - Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats
Chapter 6 - Air Bags: How They Work and
Precautions to Take
Chapter 7 - Tires, Part I: Type and Quality
Make a Big Difference
Chapter 8 - Tires, Part II: Care and Maintenance
Make an Even Bigger Difference
Chapter 9 - Smart Car Care: Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Safe and
on the Road
Chapter 10 - Know Your Car:
The Ten-Minute Checklist
Chapter 11 - The Glove Compartment and Trunk:
Keep Them Well Stocked for Safety
PART II THE SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUES OF EVERYDAY DRIVING
Chapter 12 - Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics: The Physical Basis
of Car Control
Chapter 13 - Maintaining Traction: Tire-to-Road
Grip and Weight Transfer
Chapter 14 - Losing and Regaining Traction:
How to Handle Braking Skids,
Power Skids, and Cornering Skids
Chapter 15 - Steering and G-Forces:
Vehicle Dynamics in Action
Chapter 16 - Curves and Cornering at Speed:
How to Handle the Road When
It's Not Straight
Chapter 17 - Speed and Stopping Distances
Chapter 18 - Braking Control, Part I:
The Science of How a Car Stops
Chapter 19 - Braking Control, Part II: Non-ABS
and ABS Techniques
Chapter 20 - Turning Left, Turning Right,
Backing Up, and Turning Around
Chapter 21 - Passing and Being Passed
PART III ACCIDENTS
Chapter 22- Accident Stats: Who, What,
When,and How
Chapter 23 - What Causes Accidents?
Chapter 24 - Typical Accident Scenarios:
And How to Deal with Them
Chapter 25 - Crash Course: Simple Tips
that Could Help Save Lives
PART IV DRIVING IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS
Chapter 26 - Foul Weather Driving
Chapter 27 - Driving Safely at Night: There's
More to It Than Good Headlights
Chapter 28 - Roadside Breakdown: Roadside Emergencies and How to Deal
with Them
Chapter 29 - Road Rage: How to Avoid It,
How to Deal with It
Chapter 30 - Alone Behind the Wheel
PART V RESOURCES
Website Resources
Index

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MrMarvin More than 1 year ago
Professional Driving Techniques is the most comprehensive and well organized book on learning to drive that I've found. The detailed table of contents and index allow me to look up just about anything I need immediately. The author's friendly manner of writing makes you feel like you're with him. I've learned more about improving my safety on the road from this book than any of the in-classroom courses I've taken. My girlfriend Maybelline likes it too as there is a lot for women alone on the road and what to do plus stuff we forget like maintenance suggestions