I’m sure it’s not just me that has felt uneasy being out and about on my own at times. Coping with unwarranted road rage, worrying about footsteps behind you in an empty road or breaking down in an off-the-beaten track area when another motorist pulls in behind you… They could all be innocent situations but what would you do if they weren’t?
Kentish Vauxhall car dealership Hidsons, at its 30 London Road, Rainham, Gillingham address, is tackling these big issues and more in its free ‘Women in the Driving Seat’ evening on Thursday, 23 August 2012.
The evening programme includes three main topics and promises to be a fun and informative evening.
The psychology behind driving confidence is explored by ex-Police Chief Inspector and human behaviour specialist Vic Botterill, including practical advice given in a lighthearted yet memorable fashion about safe driving and combating the hazards of ‘road rage’.
The audience is encouraged to share their own experiences to do with aggressive, dangerous driving and ‘motorway madness.’
Self defence role play
Everyone will be shown ways to beat the bullies behind the wheel and, if diplomacy fails, how they can legally use everyday objects normally found about one’s person for personal self-protection and to ensure a rapid escape from a would-be attacker.
Essential car maintenance
Not many vehicles are equipped with full tool-kits nowadays, so Hidsons’ service technicians offer practical hands-on instruction about dealing with roadside emergencies, routine car maintenance and car safety checks.
The evening is free and all will be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and ‘have a go’ themselves under the guidance of expert motor technicians, promises the dealership. Gloves are provided of course!
“Personal safety and security are imperative for everyone, particularly women today. The menace of aggressive, inconsiderate driving on our roads seems to be increasing at the moment and we believe that all it takes is a little care and consideration to avoid situations which can escalate into the kinds of tragic incidents we have all heard about recently,” said Vanessa West, sales manager of Hidsons.
Anybody interested in attending the free Women in the Driving Seat event at Hidsons Vauxhall on Thursday, August 23 can call Maralyn Gorringe on 01992 503129 or email her via email@example.com to reserve places.
We recommend this and hope to be there on the night.