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

Tips

  • HC 8 months on banner
    09/09/22

    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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    15/08/22

    How does your health impact your driving and riding?

    Alcohol and drugs aren’t the only things that can impair driving and riding abilities. There are many medical conditions that can make it difficult or dangerous, ranging from eye and vision problems to cognitive conditions that might affect judgement and reactions.

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  • Filtering motorbike
    08/08/22

    Motorcycling Safely

    Riding a motorcycle is adventurous and an exhilarating experience. However, the harsh reality is that an average of 6 motorcyclists died and 115 were seriously injured per week in reported road casualties between 2015 to 2020.

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    01/08/22

    Driving safely on country lanes

    IAM RoadSmart’s Head of Driving & Riding Standards Richard Gladman offers sound safety advice for driving on narrow country lanes in part three of his expert driving tips.

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    24/07/22

    How often are you distracted while driving?

    A recent IAM RoadSmart Twitter poll found that just under half (44.4%) of respondents said they find infotainment systems distracting, while 42.1% found other road users distracting. Distractions impair our ability to react quickly and could have serious consequences for you, the driver, other passengers - plus of course other road users and pedestrians. Here are some tips to help you avoid distractions while you’re driving.

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Blogs

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Member stories

Blog posts

  • Margaret 1
    01/11/21

    Success through the generations

    ‘Enjoyment’ might not be a word you’d initially associate with a driving course, but that’s exactly what IAM RoadSmart’s Advanced Driver Course gave to Margaret and Harriet – and much more!

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  • Motorway
    18/10/21

    Advanced Rider to Blood Biker

    Graham Bryson, tells his story from becoming an advanced rider to a blood biker - all whilst battling cancer. "Majority of the observers were blood bikers who made me aware of the charity and I realised I would like to be involved with the work they were doing."

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  • Motorcycle (4)
    12/10/21

    "IAM RoadSmart training has almost certainly saved my life"

    After a serious road traffic accident and traumatic brain injury at age 29, why would you ever get back on a bike? It’s a question to ask Paul Batten who, despite a ‘pause’ of nearly ten years, not only got back on a bike but has recently passed his IAM RoadSmart Masters qualification.

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  • Motorcycle
    07/10/21

    My route to Master's

    Richard Meredith writes about his journey to achieving the perfect ride. "In those days our fleet of coaches were predominantly Fords, so the local parts supplier was Don Everalls in Wolverhampton, quite a trip from Kidderminster - I did say no to collecting rear suspension springs, but I do remember fetching a coach radiator once."

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    07/10/21

    An Unmissable Skills Day

    One member’s review of his experience on an IAM RoadSmart Skills Day. Running 13 Skills Day dates across the year, IAM RoadSmart use three race circuits including a mix of car and bike enthusiasts.

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