Advice & insights

Whether you’ve been driving for a few months or many years, some simple tweaks can make all the difference. Fitting a car seat correctly, driving in blustery conditions or travelling overseas all come with their own challenges. Check out our advice section for all of these tips and many more. Or if you fancy a more in-depth discussion of the issues affecting drivers and riders, our insights might be the thing for you. 

Advice

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    20/03/18

    Dealing with vulnerable road users

    As we make the same commute every day to work and back, we can get used to seeing pedestrians on the streets, motorcyclists on the road and even a few cyclists appearing now that the season is officially changing. But this can sometimes mean we get a little too used to the things around us and may unintentionally stop paying attention to our surroundings. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, provides a set of tips to refresh your knowledge on how to manage vulnerable road users.

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    13/03/18

    Have you prepared for St Patrick’s Day?

    With St Patrick’s Day coming up, many of us will be celebrating by going on a night out. But have you done all you can to make sure you get home safely without the need of a car? Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, provides crucial tips on the preparations you need to make before, during and after drinking alcohol.

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    06/03/18

    8 essentials everyone needs to keep in their vehicle

    Whether it’s winter or summer, there are some key items you’ll need in your vehicle all year around to help you stay safe on the road. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, provides the eight essentials that you should always keep in your vehicle.

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    20/02/18

    A checklist to towing a trailer safely

    On average there are 4,809 towing incidents annually which commonly occur on motorways and major A-roads.1 So to help you stay safe on the road, this week’s tips are packed with towing advice, courtesy of the National Trailer and Towing Association.

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    20/03/18

    A day in the life of an IAM RoadSmart spokesperson

    I love my job. Being an IAM RoadSmart spokesperson can be a lot of fun. Much of the work is very spur of the moment, as we react to driving and road safety news stories as they break. No two days are ever the same!

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    13/03/18

    What people say and what they do

    If you are to ask someone what do they think about people who speed, talk on handheld mobile phones and cut someone else up on the motorway, they will routinely say they are vehemently against such practices, and would never do it themselves.

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    06/03/18

    The 'Beast of the East' at large in the west

    Tuesday and Wednesday saw me working in Dolgellau in the heart of Snowdonia. Home these days is near Presteigne, on the England/Wales border. The trip’s 70 miles or so, depending on the route you take, but all of them involve hills – not gentle rolling slopes, but big, steep sided mounts where the roads have to zig-zag up one side and down the other.

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    28/02/18

    Does racing improve the breed?

    When it comes to the development of cars and motorcycles, manufacturers have proven time and again that the lessons they learn from putting their cars through their paces in racing environments, can eventually be used to improve their products for the general public on the road.

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