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Exchange Exemplar: Driving Tips From A Racing Pro


If you want to learn how to take a race car around a track at screaming fast speeds, Ben Collins would be a great choice for a teacher.  But he wants people to be safe in regular cars on regular roads. 

Collins, a race driver and for seven years the mystery man "The Stig" on BBC's "Top Gear," shared his thoughts on everyday driving in the book How To Drive

What Collins learned--sometimes the hard way--about the physics of cars in motion is useful information even on trips to the local store.  We get a second listen on this interview from 2016. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.