i have done two of them - one was called "safe drive 2000" which i did with my school in grande 12 - they did mostly braking work (power oversteer doesnt happen in Proton Satrias
) and theory - car maintenance, effects of wheel alignment and tyre pressures etc. i had a ball, and learned a lot.
the second one i did was a present from my parents for my 18th bday, it was one at mt cotton.
that was even more fun :D after some theory, we went out to the skidpan and they tried to make us spin (before this course, getting sideways and recovering was a bit of a lottery, but since the course its been like warm apple pie :s6: ) then we did some brake and avoid manouvers, and a bit of slow manouvering - like, driving around a course made of tightly spaced markers, reversing into 'parking bays' etc etc - the idea was to make us aware of the size of the car, and how to handle it in tight spaces.
then FINALLY we went out for a short drive on the road, and the instructor watched our driving habits, and commented on what we were doing right and wrong.
all in all, the course was BRILLIANT and im sure its saved me more times than i even realise - its paid for itself many times over i reckon.
pity my insurance company doesnt care that im a better and safer driver...no change to premium or excess.