What If? (video and booklet) is available from WH Smith and Halfords, for pound;12.99 (pound;2.85 pamp;p). It can also be ordered from DSAMerchandise: tel, 0870 241 4523; fax, 01709 881 673; or visit www.ask-what-if.com
A fifth of new drivers are involved in an accident during their first year on the road. What If? is an admirable 35-minute video targeted at beginner drivers. It takes viewers through a set of recognisable conditions - approaching a railway bridge or a hidden dip in the road, being followed by an impatient pursuer - and gets them to think about an increasingly complex range of hazardous possibilities. Thecamera gives a realistic feel of the view from behind the steering wheel, and offers many opportunities to simulate the skills of scanning, recognition and decisive action.
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