4WD Driving Skills

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Paperback - November 2001 - AU $29.95

eBook - November 2001 - eRetailers

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An essential guide to safe and responsible 4-wheel driving.

Modern four-wheel drive vehicles are powerful and sophisticated machines, able to travel almost anywhere. Given their growing popularity with recreational drivers, there is an even more pressing need for adequate training. Even on sealed roads these vehicles require a different set of driving skills: off-road the demands are many times greater. + Full description

4WD Driving Skills concentrates on the essential skills of four-wheel driving for every type of off-road terrain as well as sealed and unsealed roads. It explains what makes a four-wheel drive vehicle different, how to approach challenging situations, and shows what to do if things go wrong.

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Paperback | November 2001 | $ 29.95
ISBN: 9780643066243 | 152 pages | 230 x 140 mm
Publisher: Landlinks Press

ePDF | November 2001
ISBN: 9780643069794
Publisher: Landlinks Press
Available from eRetailers


  • An explanation of four-wheel drive systems
  • General principles of four wheel driving
  • Driving on sealed roads
  • Unsealed roads and corners
  • Controlling a slide
  • Passing oncoming traffic on unsealed roads
  • Trail driving in mountainous areas
  • Driving on wet and muddy tracks
  • River crossings
  • Driving in sand
  • Snow driving
  • Recovery equipment
  • Caring for the environment


1. Introduction
2. Driving on Sealed Roads
3. Driving on Unsealed Roads
4. Trail Driving
5. Real 4WD Tracks
6. Mud Driving
7. River Crossings
8. Sand Driving
9. Snow Driving
10. 4WD Recovery Equipment
11. Tread Lightly


Vic Widman bought his first four-wheel drive vehicle more than 23 years ago and learnt his driving skills the hard way. He now runs one of Australia’s leading four wheel drive training schools and tag-along tour companies, and has conducted thousands of four wheel drive training courses.