Roadcraft: The Police Driver’s Handbook


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Updates for this new edition include a new overtaking chapter with separate sections on passing stationary vehicles, single stage overtakes, and multi-stage overtakes and new explanations of advanced concepts, such as limit points on left-hand bends.

Guided by a working group of experienced instructors, Roadcraft is essential learning for police officers preparing for the demands of operational driving.

Four reasons to buy it:

  1. Become a better driver – the techniques outlined in Roadcraft will help you become a safer and more skilful driver, able to cope with the most demanding situations
  2. Be safer on the road – the Roadcraft system of car control provides you with a systematic decision-making tool that enables you to deal with hazards safely and efficiently
  3. Learn new skills – clear explanations of advanced techniques, such as overtaking, positioning and limit points make you a safer, more competent driver
  4. Expert guidance – thanks to input from trainers in the emergency services, Roadcraft is internationally recognised as the 'gold standard' for driving

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Publication date: 26/10/2020