Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buried in a sand trap somewher
Defensive Driving Courses
I'm planning on doing a defensive driving course (John Bowe Institute of Driving). However i've prolly made a FATAL mistake in telling my insurance company this. They wanted to know what skills would be taught plus a few other things in regards to number of students, timed laps, unsupervised time, etc.
Well I didn't know most of these answers, so i asked the JBID, and got a response. They (insurance) were concerned that there might be wet weather simulations, and if there was, my car would not be covered in the case of damage/accident/whatever. Now JBID say that there is 'no chance' of getting damaged, etc.
My question back to the insurer is that what if it rained the night before and the driving area was still wet. Or rained the day of the course? Would I be covered then, even if I wet weather testing was not part of the 'curriculum'. Having a far from satisifcatory answer from the insurance company, looks like my car will not be covered for the 7 hours where I will be partaking in this defensive driving course.
Has anyone taken these courses? Did you tell or not tell your insurance company (if you used your own personal car). Did I just screw up by telling the insurance company to begin with? Whats your experiences :)
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")