Taking an advanced driver class is a good decision for many drivers, as not only are participants often able to enjoy the full potential of a high performance vehicle in a safe driving environment, but drivers are also taught to a variety of driving techniques that are aimed at educating a motorist about how certain vehicles react when they are pushed to their limits.
These techniques often enable the driver to understand what to do in the event of an emergency situation, when driving in real world conditions on the highways and streets of North Carolina. In some instances, this can also help the driver to avoid a serious auto accident, simply by being aware of the situation and knowing how to react.
Here at Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys, we are strong believers in driver education and are available to help motorists that may have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver.
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What to Expect at an Advanced Driving Course
Most courses are generally divided up over two days (often a weekend). In most instances, on the first day drivers will be taught how to drive in a variety of diverse conditions and environments, which are aimed at demonstrating how vehicles behave in those conditions.
Some of these settings may include:
- skid pad (incl. wet zones)
- threshold braking
- correct cornering techniques
- autocross (dirt / pavement combination)
- lane tosses (accident avoidance)
…while comparing the power, handling and overall cockpit ergonomics of a host of different high performance vehicles that are usually provided by the host of the driving school.
The events on the second day of the class often test what was learned by the drivers the previous day, with many of these techniques being used in a race-track environment, where the driver can be pushed to the extreme limits of their ability.
Some of the techniques covered may include:
- heel-toe downshifting
- drifting / sliding techniques
- launching techniques
- opposite lock control
…among many others.
Aside from being an enjoyable day for any motor vehicle enthusiast, the techniques that most drivers learn can be directly applied to safer driving in everyday traffic.
Advanced Driver Schools in North Carolina
While there can be many different “hosts” that will run an event – often a well-known racing driver – there are a number of facilities available here in North Carolina where these classes are generally held.
This list includes:
- Fast Track Driving School – Charlotte (704) 455 1700
- Buck Baker Racing School – Charlotte (704) 596 8930
- Stock Car Racing Development – Asheboro (336) 241 2255
- SpeedTech Racing School – Concord (877) 807 7333
- BMW Performance Center – Nationwide (888) 345 4269
- Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School – Sophia (919) 498 7964
- Advanced Driving School – Raleigh (919) 859 1221
- Porsche Driving Schools – Nationwide (888) 204 7474
As with any educational course, it’s always a wise decision to research the school prior to signing up for any courses, to ensure that the classes they offer are the best suited to fulfill your expectations and requirements.
Accident Victim? Contact Our Attorneys Today
Here at Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys, we understand that not everyone has the desire to further their driving skills once they have passed the minimum requirements set by the North Carolina DOT however, if you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, we can help.
With decades of experience helping personal injury victims throughout North Carolina, we have the knowledge and resources to help fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation and are ready to help you today.
Our head office is located in Winston-Salem, and we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout North Carolina including:
…including many others.
To find out more, contact us today at 866-299-1769 and after some brief questions about your inquiry, our intake team will quickly connect you to one of our lawyers that is best suited to your specific case – it’s that easy.
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