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The Street is Your Classroom

June 23, 2010 · 12 Comments

You do not need a green flag and FIA curbing to whittle down lap times. In 22 drills we show you how you can safely improve your driving skills on the open road.

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  • 1 Marshall // Jul 15, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    A very well written artical. Some one must have been reading my mind.
  • 2 Ray // Jul 27, 2010 at 4:37 AM

    Why don't we do it in the road! Good stuff!
  • 3 John DeJarnatt // Jul 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Great article! My son is currently working on getting his driver's license so some of the points were good reinforcement for me, as well as some things that I need to revise. We've had an ongoing discussion about hand position on the wheel. I realize now that he is right, and I've been keeping my hands too high. I'm going to have him read this article as well. Good stuff!
  • 4 tom duran // Jul 28, 2010 at 8:04 AM

    plenty of good ideas! I' going to try them
  • 5 Bob Beauchemin // Jul 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    I have 1/2 hr of driving time at Thunderhill which is a great track in my estimation and I would love to have another go. Great article for getting ready for racing , lots of great pointers and information which if you get to go racing will serve you well. BOB B
  • 6 Tamsen Mitchell // Jul 28, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    What a wonderful article! I've been looking at ways to become a more competent and safer driver, and I'll be testing these methods out on my LOOOOONG commutes. Thank you!
  • 7 Dave // Aug 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Never thought about the details outlined in your artical. This is one to save and re-read on a regular basis until it all becomes subconsious and natural (like my golf swing).
  • 8 Gail Richard // Aug 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    What a great article. It's amazing how much you forget as the years go by. And for a lot of people they never learned these skills. Just reading it makes you excited to take a refresher course like this. Thank you.
  • 9 Butch // Sep 3, 2010 at 7:58 AM

    Nice article. Lots of good points, wish all drivers could learn them.
  • 10 Tom Styczynski // Sep 8, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    I compete in Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association (PHA) events that are run on county and state roads. I often used some unique curves on my daily commute to test different techniques that were directly applied to the events. The article was a fantastic summary of how to approach the experience and what to expect.
  • 11 Mike Pynn // Sep 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Very interesting article. I just started racing Kart and want to move into racing my mini as I gain more experience. I always am trying to learn more by reading and talking to more experienced drivers. I just got back from the SVRA race at Watkins Glen. Got a chance to see a lot of great racing and talk to a lot of great drivers. Thanks for the article.
  • 12 Sandy // Oct 20, 2010 at 6:07 AM

    Excellent article. Describes many of the techniques that I learned at a BMW driving school!

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