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Dealer hits back at ‘road rage’ in Romford

Heath Park Motors, a Peugeot dealer in Romford, Essex, has launched a free safety at the wheel evening course for drivers in the local area.

The course will involve practical instruction on personal awareness, self protection and car maintenance.

"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,” said Chris Butler, dealer principal of Heath Park Motors.

In addition to car safety, the psychology behind car confidence will be demonstrated by ex-Police chief inspector and human behaviour specialist Vic Botterill. Advice will also be given about the frequent causes of aggressive, dangerous driving and ‘motorway madness’, with the audience encouraged to share their own experiences and how they could have been avoided with him.

As part of the course, volunteers from the audience will be invited to use role-play to learn how to beat the bullies behind the wheel and, if diplomacy fails, how to use everyday objects for personal self-protection and to ensure a rapid escape from a would-be attacker.

Heath Park Motors’s service technicians will also offer visitors hands-on advice on dealing with roadside emergencies, routine car maintenance and car safety checks.

Self defence will be top of the agenda at Heath Park Motors’ Safety at the Wheel evening in May.

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