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HOW TO BE A PERFECT DRIVER BY CHRISTOPHER FANSHAWE

The book looks at everything that can influence our driving – and also undermine our ability. It looks at the strengths and weaknesses of human beings as drivers.  This journey through the mind and body of “THE PERFECT DRIVER” will get you thinking about aspects of driving that you never even thought about before.
  • How to identify weaknesses and do something about them.
  • How to build on strengths and develop your skills.
  • How to adopt the perfect mental approach to your driving.
  • How to influence the attitude and driving of others.
  • How to avoid Driver Stress and Road Rage.
  • How to start to really enjoy driving well and keep yourself out of trouble,
maybe even become a PERFECT DRIVER.

The book is now complete. I have completed the changes that came from it being checked by an independent driving expert. The completed draft is now with prospective publishers.


DRIVER STRESS AND ROAD RAGE (Prov. Title) BY CHRISTOPHER FANSHAWE

A new approach to looking at road rage.  Nearly 90% of British drivers are Road Ragers, but most won’t admit it as a problem.  Yet they will allow it to blight their lives and threaten their driving.

The first three chapters are roughed out but everything is on hold at the moment because of other commitments and because I believe that FEEL AND FLOW needs to take priority. I will get back to it as soon as I can.


FEEL  AND FLOW (Prov. Title) BY CHRISTOPHER FANSHAWE

This offers a radical new approach to learning to drive.  Currently the vast proportion of driving instruction is based around the DSA driving tests and concentrates on avoiding mistakes.  FEEL AND FLOW is a technique that is based on a holistic approach to driving, which brings new drivers on faster and offers a greater understanding of the driver process.

Initial planning of the layout and approach is underway. Very exciting project based around work currently being done in the driving school. This will move on at apace now that work on PERFECT DRIVER is complete. A synopsis is being offered to publishers at the same time as PERFECT DRIVER.

 
 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES BY CHRISTOPHER FANSHAWE (Back to Top)


Driving Instructor Magazine

“CRUNCH TIME FOR THE ADI INDUSTRY”

April/May 2006         An extensive look at the way the current driving instruction industry is failing to produce safe drivers. It also offers some radical changes to improve things.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“SAFE TEACHING FOR LIFE”

June/July 2006        Chris Fanshawe looks at ways in which driving instruction can be improved to take greater responsibility for how pupils drive after their test.


Driving Magazine

“ACCIDENT BLACK SPOT”

Nov/Dec 2006        Looks at the latest road casualty figure and tries to show why current government road safety policy is failing so badly.


Driving Magazine

“SAFE AS HOUSES”

Jan/Feb 2007        As new cars become safer than ever, are we coming to the end of the road in vehicles safety design? Much of the new innovation come with a risk and is there a price to be paid?


Driving Magazine

“ADVANCING THE DEBATE”

May/June 2007         With over 50% of drivers considering that becoming an “advanced driver” is a good idea, Chris Fanshawe looks at why so few do. Some of the reasons are surprising.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“ADVANCED THINKING”
   
June/July 2007         With it becoming ever tougher to find new pupils, could “Advanced Driving” offer a solution to some instructors? Has the time come to take over from the Advanced Driver organisations as the provider of this type of specialist instruction?


Driving Magazine

“TIP OF THE ROAD SAFETY ICEBERG”

July/Aug 2007        The Governments use of KSI statistics for road casualties means that the figures are so vague they are meaningless. Also there are many more deaths from driving that are simply not reported.


Driving Magazine

“NOVICE DRIVERS, AN INSTRUCTORS VIEW”

Sept/Oct 2007         Chris Fanshawe looks at the small print in the Transport Select Committee’s report on Novice Drivers, and questions how many of the best recommendations will fail to reach the statute books.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“HORSES FOR COURSES”

Oct/Nov 2007        In the light of criticism in the evidence to the Transport Select Committee, Chris Fanshawe asks if how the diving instruction industry prices itself reflects on how it values its own ability.


Driving Magazine

“ANARCHY IN THE UK”

Nov/Dec 2007         Chris Fanshawe examines the pervasive effects that attitudes to motoring legislation have had on the latest disappointing casualty statistics.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“PRO-SOCIAL DRIVING”

Dec/Jan 2008        A look at a new approach to attitude training, with the ideal approach to driving in the 21st century. Based on work from the University of Hawaii and improved to suit British driving.


Driving Magazine

“PRO-SOCIAL DRIVING”

Dec/Jan 2008        A look at a new approach to attitude training, with the ideal approach to driving in the 21st century. A modified version of the article published in Driving Instructor.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“SLEEPWALKING TOWARDS THE CAREER SCRAPHEAP”

Feb/Mar 2008        The instruction industry has expanded enormously in the last ten years. Chris Fanshawe looks at the reasons why and what the future holds. What he finds is a bleak future for the industry and a major problem with instructor training.


Driving Magazine

“HANS MONDERMAN - OBITUARY”

Feb/March 2008         After the death of Hans Monderman in January, Chris Fanshawe looks at the life and work of the Dutch engineer who could still change the face of modern motoring.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“A TEST OF NERVES”

Apr/May 2008        The current Driving Test is one of the toughest in the world, Chris Fanshawe looks at the test and concludes that this is far from a good thing, and potentially both unfair and dangerous.


Driving Magazine

“MENTAL SPEED BUMPS”

April/May 2008         A look at the pioneering work of Australian social inventor David Engwicht whose work complements that of Hans Monderman.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“SCRAPHEAP CHALLENCED”

June/July 2008        In reply to an article by Richard Hampson, Chris Fanshawe looks deeper into the subject of Industry Marketing.


Driving Magazine

“CROSSING TO THE DARK SIDE”

July/August 2008         Remember the Green Cross Code? Or do you just leave it all to the engineers and hope for the best? Clever pedestrian crossings may be undermining the very basics of road safety, argues Chris Fanshawe.


Driving Instructor Magazine

“A TEST OF NERVES – PART 3”

Aug/Sept 2008        Chris Fanshawe turns the spotlight on the Part 3 Test (Test of Instructional Ability) and discovers at the heart of its out-moded ideology, the source of all that currently ails our hide-bound instruction industry.


Driving Magazine

“BLAME IT ON THE WEATHER”

Sept/Oct 2008         With the most recent set of road casualty statistics it looks like the government finally has something to crow about ... But are ministers taking credit for something rather more mundane than a coordinated road safety policy. Chris Fanshawe looks at the figures.