We’re a sociable bunch, and group events are generally held on the third Monday of each month (September – June), although the dates can vary sometimes.
Events usually commence at 7.30pm at the Five Arches (345, Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3JR), unless stated otherwise.
Monday 19th February – Talk from Reverand Basil Pratt – Five Arches, Dumfries
Monday 19th March – Fire Station Visit
Monday 16th April – Honda Garage Visit
Monday 21st May – AGM
Gradually as the weeks have passed I have subconsciously adopted the techniques, which come from being an advanced driver. Some of these techniques I have to admit I have not enjoyed or seen the necessity in adopting, for instance the continual commentary which accompanies a drive. I have struggled with this technique as my Observer will testify and came home regularly to complain about it, but in this case I seem to be wrong. I now see the benefits of commentating, as it helps keep your concentration whilst driving, which is of course essential. It may take time as I am sure you all understand since it is a difficult technique to pick up and adopt easily, but I know it will be beneficial to my driving in the long term.
Another technique essential to being an advanced driver is the planned system of driving, which once understood and memorised becomes an automatic response in dealing with any hazard. This five point system: information, position, speed, gear and acceleration, when applied, come as close as possible to a fool proof system at avoiding hazards. However, yet again I admit this system of driving has not come as naturally or as quickly to me as I had hoped, but I know it is crucial and I will continue to persevere.”