Bungee jumping for cars
IT IS easy to think you are a good driver.
For most of us this just means being able to handle bad weather and heavy traffic in the city.
But the roads can be a dangerous place and being good may not always be enough.
That’s why Kevin Flynn first created his advanced driver training group, Driver Dynamics.
The company originally started out in 2001 offering defensive driver training.
Over the years it has expanded to include high performance, precision and anti-terrorist or security driving courses.
In 2006 the group became one of the first driver training facilities in the world to add stunt driving to its training regime.
Unlike the other courses, which deliver specific training for real-world situations, the stunt course is less about reality and more about fun, according to Flynn.
‘‘This is the only thing we do that doesn’t have any benefit on the road,’’ he says.
‘‘When was the last time you saw a jump ramp in the street?
‘‘We call it the equivalent of bungee jumping for cars.’’
Flynn says that despite the thrillseeker nature of the course, it does not attract the kind of drivers who cause problems so it’s quite a relaxed atmosphere for complete novices.
‘‘Hoons don’t tend to spend money on driver training, so we don’t get hoons,’’ Flynn saids.
‘‘Most of our drivers have received it as a gift.’’
There are no special requirements so anyone can do it — as long as they have a licence.
A Saturday stunt course costs $199, $99 for a Wild Ride experience, and is available in the morning and afternoon with no more than 20 drivers in a session. Visit www.driverdynamics.com or phone 1300 652 693.