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

  • Dont Drive Tired
    07/03/22

    Don't Drive or Ride Tired

    While driving and riding when tired isn't in the top fatal five causes of crashes it has a huge impact on your ability to focus and react. Find out the effects and how to combat them. Learn about some tips and countermeasures you could start employing today. From erratic driving behaviours to low tolerance levels and much more.

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  • Towing
    28/02/22

    IAM RoadSmart: Tips to towing safely

    Just months after scrapping relevant tests, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is set to introduce training schemes in March 2022 to help drivers familiarise themselves ahead of towing caravans and trailers. IAM RoadSmart is on hand with some top tips to help keep you and others safe on the roads and clarify what has changed.

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  • Petrol
    17/02/22

    Helping to lower your fuel consumption

    The ever-fluctuating (and often increasing) cost of fuel is something all motorists would’ve been noticing over the past year, and that’s why IAM RoadSmart has put together their own top tips for driving and riding more eco-friendly, which in turn can help cut the amount of fuel you use.

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    14/02/22

    A Classic Love Story

    Many people would've found themselves dreaming that one day they would own a classic car. Well, if you ever make that dream a reality, we have some useful advice on how to keep it in tip-top condition that'll be sure to keep that spark alive.

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  • Cyclists
    03/02/22

    Sharing the roads with cyclists

    As part of changes to The Highway Code, introduced on 29th January 2022, drivers of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm in the event of a collision now bear the greatest responsibility. This new hierarchy of road users sees cyclists ranked second alongside horse riders, so IAM RoadSmart is on hand to offer expert advice on how best to share the road with cyclists – whilst keeping yourself and others safe.

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Blogs

Blog posts

  • Newborn baby
    04/03/21

    Driving home from hospital

    Back in February 2020, as a soon-to-be first-time mum and a member of IAM RoadSmart, I had so many fears going through my mind as my due date crept around the corner. “What if I go into labour in the car?...What if I’m screaming in the car on the way to hospital and it distracts my other half from the road?"

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  • Sharing Space
    18/02/21

    Sharing the road

    We all share the same road space. We all need to coordinate our journey with those around us. But sometimes, when someone pulls out or fails to indicate, it annoys us. It tests our patience. We forget to share.

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  • Chris Goffey Blog
    11/02/21

    Still in Top Gear?

    How could anyone doubt my driving ability? I had driven hundreds of high-performance cars, road tested for Autocar, and presented Top Gear for years. I had even held a Class One HGV and a PSV double decker bus licence. And yet, and yet.

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    28/01/21

    What comes next?

    Tony Greenidge’s appointment as IAM RoadSmart’s CEO follows several years of change within the organisation, not least in 2020, which has brought some of the most significant challenges we have ever faced. In this blog Tony tells us a little more about his background, his career at IAM RoadSmart so far, and his vision for the future as we enter 2021.

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  • The IAM Family
    19/01/21

    The IAM Family

    In this week’s blog ‘The IAM Family’, Christopher Dunn, Vice Chairman of West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists, shares his delight at how his IAM RoadSmart colleagues from across the country have rallied round to provide support when he and his local group have needed it.

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Member stories