Latest IAM Observed Drive

I’ve lost track of how many Observed Drives I’ve had with Colin from Edinburgh IAM, I think it is up to double figures now. I’m still waiting to hear the results of my chase-up email to IAM House in Chiswick.

Yesterday was a fun drive, we went out into the country for some twisties, and actually encountered a National Speed Limit which was a pleasant change from the motorways and blanket 50mph limits around my area.

Points to work on – don’t cross 12 O’clock with my hand to get a big chunk when steering – I should really slow down instead, remember to choose a couple of simpler hazards to illustrate my knowledge of the system (as in car control – from Roadcraft) in my commentary. Remember to cover the top of the gearstick when changing back to first after a moving brake test, and mention the warning lights during startup drill.

There was another point or two, but I can’t remember off the top of my head – things are going pretty well, and my practice is bearing fruit.