Monday, 24 September 2012

Baby you can drive my Land Rover - 12L driver training

Barney doing vehicle check
Anyone who signs up for driving duty here has to get to grips with more than just driving.  When we're out and about it's not going to be much good to rely on the AA or RAC to get us out of trouble.

Martina checking tyre pressure
Every driver needs to be able to perform a vehicle check before setting off to make sure that each of the Land Rovers (Bravos 1, 2, 3 and, wait for it, 4) is in good working order.  But if the unexpected does happen we need to be able to change tyres, jump start the engine and generally get unstuck.  And of course it's useful to have some driving tips to try and avoid getting stuck in the first place.

Tracey, Ruth and Karen route planning
 The other important thing is to make sure you know where you're going - I know it sounds obvious but you'd be surprised.  There's a lot to think about, right hand drive, road signs in Spanish, sometimes we won't be on road at all.  So preparation is king and map reading skills and route planning essential.

After several days of fairly intense learning, practising and assessment the drivers are all ready and raring to go.

Karen ready to drive

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