There are SO many young people who think they know all there is to driving and car control! I took the IAM test a while ago as part of my training for work as a private hire driver – it was a complete eye-opener and well worth doing. It has totally changed my attitude to driving and I find it a LOT less stressful!! The way many young people drive it should be part of the test to at least sit in on some talks by IAM trained coaches!! See more at the bottom of this post re our local IAM group.
I was sent some images today by my friend in Canada. he works for the Fire and Rescue (or whatever name they go under…sorry David!). Ok – I KNOW these are Canadian roads and images…..but hey – this could so easily happen over here!
This accident occurred north of Deer Lodge on I-90. The driver was a 22 year old guy heading east to College. He had left central Washington early in the morning. He fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail.
The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver’s side rear window. That is 120 feet of guard rail that threaded through the suburban.
There were no passengers and the driver was not injured.
I am sharing this as a reminder to all about NOT driving when you shouldn’t be behind the wheel (drinking, texting, distracted or just plain tired).
Dorset IAM Group
An advanced way of driving – The Skill for Life (SfL) package
As the name suggests, better driving is not a one-time benefit but a real skill for life.