Car Control Clinic
Partnering with Advanced Driving & Security, Inc. and their instructor staff has enabled us to utilize some of the most knowledgeable and experienced instruction staff in the Driver Training Industry. They have trained and catered to industry and public service agencies for over twenty years, servicing the top 80% of the Fortune 500 companies. We have worked together to develop a realistic, science-oriented approach to training. Our very seasoned instructors make this information easy to understand, process and perform. We strive for a low pressure, friendly and very supportive environment bringing students to a proficient level at their individual pace and ability level.
This one day class (8 hrs) was designed to train students about the vital skills needed in order to avoid emergency and/or accident situations. The Car Control Clinic is taught on our closed course driving terrain, for successful training and application.
Hands-On Driving Drills
The slalom exercise helps to isolate the steering wheel, teaching the student how to make the correct steering inputs as well as establishing good hand and eye coordination. Students will begin to feel and control the lateral forces acting on the vehicle while in a turn.
Braking and Turning
Students will learn to maximize the potential of the vehicle's brake system without losing steering ability. Although ABS braking systems are emphasized, students can request non-ABS training if it applies to their personal vehicle.
This exercise provides the student with the opportunity to make split second decisions and to maneuver around simulated road hazards. The Evasive Maneuver Exercise is excellent for demonstrating to the student the importance of time and distance in a real world application.
Driving in inclement weather terrifies most drivers, due to the lack of traction available. Learn what causes a skid to happen, how to prevent it and if necessary how to control it once you're in this scary situation.
Backing-upThis exercise provides the students with the opportunity to experience how to properly drive a vehicle in reverse while maintaining excellent control using precision steering.
Our instructors will provide a real time hands-on demonstration of how to change a flat tire. Although most people carry a very handy AAA card there are times when knowing how to get yourself out of a jam can be safer and more time efficient. The more time you spend on the side of the road the more time for potential harm to come your way.
Air Bag deployment
We hear the pros and cons about airbags but most of us have not ever experienced an airbag exploding out of the dash board or steering wheel. By safely deploying airbags students gain much more respect for them as well as understanding how important the seatbelt is in keeping you in a safer position in the event a crash happens.
Students experience first hand why following the vehicle in front of you to close can be risky business. We will prove this mathematically and then demonstrate the math while driving on the closed course in moving vehicles. Students gain a greater respect for how far it takes a vehicle to stop as well as how quickly a human can perceive danger and then react to it.
This will be taught in conjunction with hand and seat position since it is an essential way to spot essential hazards.
Vision, Line of Sight, and Night Driving
Where to look, more importantly what clues to look for and how to be ready for most any hazard. Particular attention is paid to the ever-changing environment, tunnel, peripheral and inverted vision as well as fatigue and other distractions.
Time and Distance
Learn time and distance relationships and that the higher the speeds the less time there is to react. Students will gain a clear understanding of how this affects their decision making capabilities.
Tires are the most important part of the vehicle, most drivers take them for granted as a standard piece of equipment. Learn how tires greatly affect the lateral and longitudinal forces that are constantly applied to our vehicles. We will discuss design, air pressure and vertical load, traction and maximum capabilities.
This discussion will give special attention to the forces acting on the vehicle as the driver uses the pedals and/or turns the steering wheel. We will discuss the vehicle's limits, weight transfer, under steer and over steer, and how speed affects the lateral forces acting on the vehicle while turning as well as braking.
Braking and Turning
Braking and steering constitute one of the most critical relationships in driving. This discussion examines the longitudinal forces acting on the vehicle under heavy braking and how steering can be affected by these forces.
Each student's performance can be accurately and objectively measured. Students are encouraged to reach clearly measurable goals and objectives, based on national driver averages. Since the average driver uses only 30-40% of the vehicle, our students will be encouraged to understand how to use at least 70% of the vehicle's capabilities if called on to do so by what lies ahead of them around the next turn. Upon completion of the course participants can be given a written report of their performance (this must be predetermined prior to start of the class).