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Dealer helps women safety

Time 13 years ago

wheely-free.jpgCAFFYNS Vauxhall has recently held a self-help course on self defence for women.

The dealership’s evening was aimed at helping teach women how they can protect themselves if they break down – including advice on how to ward off road range attackers.

Basic mechanics were covered, helping get them quickly on their way again if and where possible.


The Tunbridge Wells dealer reports that women turned out en masse, to hear the advice of self protection specialist Grant Hicks.

Advice offered included how to fend off assailants in three easy moves, with the aid of a pen!

Ex-Police Chief Inspector Vic Botterill was also there alongside Hicks, to provide techniques aimed at diffusing road rage. ‘mouthing sorry can stop a minor incident turning into road rage’ he revealed.

A tour of the dealer’s workshops included advice on changing wheels and checking oil levels. Women, generally, gave it the big thumbs-up – leaving with a positive image of the dealer and with plenty of word-of-mouth positivity.


The dealer plans to run more ‘Women in the Driving Seat’ evenings, which will be hosted after-hours in the dealer’s showrooms. Maybe such a scheme is something you could consider too?

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