On-Road: Managing Distractions

Develop a proactive driving style that enables you to maintain your focus and deal with distractions both inside and outside your vehicle.

  • Gain a greater awareness of your surroundings when driving on busy roads, and know how to deal with hazards
  • Improve your ability to plan, anticipate and observe potential problems when driving
  • Be confident when faced with unusual situations
  • Effectively deal with in-car distractions, including passengers, phones and other technology

  • £49 module

    On-Road: Managing Distractions - £49

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    Course overview

    Driver distractions come in a multitude of different forms. Many of these are present inside your vehicle: passengers, pets, loud music, mobile phones, satnav directions, food . . . it's all too easy to become distracted from the task of driving. There are also a huge range of external things that could be classed as distractions, including unusual sights and situations, other road users behaving erratically, and the confusion caused by congestion.

    Driving in a proactive manner, carrying out early observations and having a system to ensure that you take in and process all the necessary information, is a great way to shut out distractions and to remain focused and able to deal with situations as they arise.

    Our Managing Distractions module costs just £49 for 75 minutes' one-to-one on-road training with an IAM RoadSmart expert. Delivered in your own car at a time and place to suit you, it is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to drive with confidence and quiet efficiency in the face of distractions, while avoiding becoming a distraction to other road users.



    Learn practical tips on how to safely manage distractions inside and outside of your vehicle

    This on-road module takes around 75 minutes to complete

    Friendly one-to-one advice and support from an IAM RoadSmart expert



    Purchase your module and arrange a session to suit you

    Our customer care team will assign you an instructor and contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your session.

    Meet your instructor and prepare for your drive

    You will attend the session in your own vehicle. Every on-road session begins with essential eyesight and vehicle checks. And don't forget your driving licence! 

    Take to the road for your module session

    Your instructor will take you to an area appropriate for the module subject and observe your driving, identifying areas of focus and offering helpful hints.


    Discussion of your areas for development, and tips on how you can improve your skills