'We are talking of nothing less radical than a complete redrafting of the code of the highway. A code that ranks style and etiquette on an equal footing with the traditional rules and regulations of the road.'The book contains a comprehensive guide to gentlemanly driving, from the essentials of delegating the maintenance of your vehicle, to the etiquette of the road; from advice on dealing with authority, to suggestions for improvements to the current system of road signage; from a handy identifying guide to species of fellow motorist, to ways of blagging your driving test.
Vic Darkwood is a writer, traveller and bon viveur, whose past projects include co-founding The Chap magazine in 1998 and co-writing several tomes, including The Chap Manifesto and Around the World in Eighty Martinis. Mr Darkwood is currently working on a concise history of marmalade. He is married to Mrs Darkwood, with no issue.