EALING'S SKID PAN
WE believe in drivers, particularly those at the learner stage, being able to experience skidding under controlled conditions and to learn and practise the art of skid correction. Consequently, we congratulate the London Borough of Ealing on providing such instruction and facilities. Their skid pan, the first opened for public use by a local authority, is at the south-west corner of the junction of Western Avenue on the A40 and Kensington Road, Northolt. The pan is open, conditions permitting, from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive, the charge being £1 per person per session, on a Council car with a qualified instructor. Each session comprises an hour’s instruction, three pupils to .a session, each driving for 20 minutes. Those taking instructions naturally do so at their own risk. This sounds like a good bargain. Details from The Road Safety Officer, 24, Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5—01-567 3456, ext. 529. And may other local authorities soon become as enlightened as Ealing. . . .