What is Roadcraft?
Roadcraft: the police driver and rider handbooks for better, safer driving
Roadcraft: The Police Driver's Handbook and Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider's Handbook are recognised as the definitive guides for better, safer driving and riding. Incorporating current best practice, Roadcraft represents the gold standard in police driver and rider training and is used by all police forces, other emergency services, the armed forces and the general public.
Roadcraft: The Police Driver’s Handbook (2013) and Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider’s Handbook (2013) were produced following sustained consultation with experts in the theory and practice of advanced driving.
Over the course of 18 months, a Standing Advisory Board consisting of representatives from major police and civilian driving organisations, supported by a dedicated group of 13 Reflective Practitioners from the police driving schools, fire and rescue and ambulance services have helped to ensure the handbooks are fully revised to:
- Reflect the latest legal, technological, economic, behavioural and environmental changes.
- Reflect the needs of other emergency services (such as the use of larger vehicles).
- Align with Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)and European Standards.
- Incorporate a modular format to reflect the College of Policing Driver Training Learning Programme descriptors.
The Standing Advisory Board and Reflective Practitioners' contributions to the editorial and updating process have been invaluable.
Standing Advisory Board
- John Graham, Director, The Police Foundation (Chair)
- Michael Cleary, former Head of Specialist Training, Scottish Police College
- John Dale, Operational Lead Driving School, Metropolitan Police
- Lisa Dorn, Reader in Driver Behaviour, Driving Research Group, Cranfield University
- Paul Helbing, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
- Ian Holden, Senior Education Advisor, Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
- Peter Rodger, Chief Examiner and Head of Driving Standards, Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
- Helen Schofield, Head of Learning Strategy and Development, College of Policing
- Bob Smalley, Chief Examiner, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Advanced Drivers and Riders