Tips and Blogs

IAM RoadSmart has more than 60 years of unrivalled knowledge and experience of riding and driving. Below is a selection of helpful hints for all road users, as well as blogs and members stories from those within our community.

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  • Tips for Tyre Safety Month

    Tips For Tyre Safety Month

    As part of this year’s Tyre Safety Month campaign, motorists are being urged to consider the risks involved in inadequate safety checks on their vehicle’s tyres and the potentially fatal consequences if they need to stop in an emergency.

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  • Fuel Consumption

    Fuel Consumption

    We are all aware of the cost-of-living crisis and know that, now more than ever, every saving helps. With fuel prices considered to be one of the highest personal costs in the UK, now is a great time to familiarise yourself with ways to save fuel without too much compromise. So, how can we save on our fuel consumption?

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  • Rubbernecking

    Rubbernecking: The Dangers

    Do you find yourself getting distracted when driving or riding? There is always activity happening around us on the roads. Distractions can occur inside or outside the vehicle, taking our focus away from the road ahead.

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  • The Importance of Good Eye Health

    The importance of good eye health

    What are the implications of poor eyesight and driving? According to official UK government statistics, in 2020, uncorrected or defective vision was a contributory factor in 10 fatal crashes, 56 serious injury crashes and 99 slight injury crashes.

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    The Highway Code - 8 months on

    On the 29th of January we saw eight new rules as well as 49 revisions to existing rules introduced in the Highway Code. Now 8 months on how have things developed? Have you been putting the new rules into practice?

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Blog posts

  • Clear blue sky

    Bigger Than Us

    "This year, these last three months have been so very hard. My mum was diagnosed with cancer at the end of December and then we lost her at the end of March. This has created a ripple affect across the family..."

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  • Electric vehicle charging

    The good, the bad and the ugly - my electrifying experience (Part 1)

    Richard Gladman, Head of Driving and Riding Standards at IAM RoadSmart, is writing a series of blogs to shine a light on the realities of driving an electric car.

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  • Driving test

    A gear shift for driving test processes?

    Changes could be on their way to not only improve much-needed driving test availability, but also safety. If they go ahead, these will be the most significant changes since 2017 when new elements were introduced to the test itself, including learning to follow satnav instructions, testing different manoeuvres, such as driving into and reversing out of a parking space learning how to park and pull away facing oncoming traffic.

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  • Carli

    Carrying precious cargo

    "It’s not that I didn’t trust my partner, but with the most precious cargo we’ve ever carried in the car, I wanted to do everything I could to protect him." Carli Ann Smith received the IAM Roadsmart Advanced Driver course from her grandad as a Christmas gift, and you can read all about her journey here.

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  • London driving

    Vision Zero: Launch of UN Second Decade of Action on Road Safety

    Neil Grieg, IAM RoadSmart's Director of Policy and Research, has written a blog on his appearance on Radio 4's 'Positive Thinking' programme on the big question ‘Can we make road deaths a thing of the past?’.

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Member stories

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