YOUNG PEOPLE AND DRIVING by Ken Purdy

YOUNG PEOPLE AND DRIVING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With a send-off from Sterling Moss (""any idiot can drive...so can a bright ape...a good driver is a true rarity""), Purdy covers the past as a three-power race--electric vs. steam vs. gasoline (he sees no future for the former), then settles into an informal polemic on driving as a skill and a responsibility, various hazards (especially drinking--how much of what for whom but better none), various techniques (recovering from skids, alternatives to a head-on collision) and tips to avoid adding yourself and others to the casualties column. Very little of this is specifically for kids, but it's all good sense--with the extra cachet of coming from an enthusiast, the extra challenge to match a racing driver in expertise. Not a substitute for Felsen or the fundamentals of driver training, but a smooth auxiliary.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1967
Publisher: John Day