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 Post subject: Getting them young
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 16:58 
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With reference to a post on PH
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... yclists%3F

Is the training those of us got at school so different to C.O.A.S.T. principles. Well ,we were taught to check/adjust brakes ,check tyres etc, but I remember road safety training. And the basics of HC. I remember I had no problems with it on my test- it was ingrained from school safety training. The few pounds my LA had invested made my transition into driving a lot easier. Perhaps we need lessons in HC as part of the National Curriculum.Additionally a certificate in HC might be an advantage to a future driver. Nice idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting them young
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 17:48 
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The Government and Local Authorities are not interested in giving "advantage to a future driver". They actually want to put off all young people from driving to ease congestion and claim reduced deaths in this age group. This BBC article give you a flavour.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/24481574

Don't get them young and train them early to be safe. Just the reverse.

Boris has talked about "investing" £1Bn in cycling. Perhaps some of that could go on compulsory training and qualifications for cyclists.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting them young
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 15:09 
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Quite agree Malcolm. But it might make more folk aware of the need to care/lookout for their own safety . Ask anyone who's worked up a ladder if they would walk under one . I wouldn't as I know how high (even with all safety considerations taken into account) the risk is . I'll even pose a question- on a bicycle ,what happens to braking distance in the wet .
Does it
1) diminish
2) increase
3) you won't stop in any short distance .

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