I first met Russell White in 1992 when under the guidance of racing legend Frank Gardner, he was part of the BMW Driver Training team who were preparing a bunch of egomaniacs for that year’s Australian Grand Prix Celebrity Race. Yes, I was one of the “wanna-be” race drivers let loose on the streets of my hometown Adelaide, in brand new BMW318i’s, and I had a ball. I not only had an incredibly memorable weekend, but I guess more importantly, I learned a lot about car control from the likes of Russell.
Russell went on to form his own driver training company ‘Driver Safety Australia’ and over the last 30 years has become one of Australia’s leading Road Safety advocates. He’s an author, speaker and is regularly asked to comment on road safety and general motoring issues, as well as being the driving force behind the ‘Australian Road Safety Foundation’, an organisation formed to create initiatives that address the devastating impact road crashes have on our society.
Here’s a link to the Driver Safety Australia website, and I hope you enjoy this month’s Famous Last Words podcast with Russell White.