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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  • Drink driving

    None for the road – Myths of drink driving

    Did you know that any amount of alcohol can take you over the limit? It varies from person to person due to age, weight, gender, and metabolism. It also depends on type of alcohol, time of day, hydration, and fatigue levels.

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    Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

    This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week precedes the Government’s next step on the Roadmap out of lockdown restrictions. Step Three means from 17th May we can start to venture out more and see more people.

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    Penalty Points and bad driving habits

    A recent Freedom of Information request to DVLA by IAM RoadSmart revealed everyday bad driving habits, ignorance or judgement errors are putting too many drivers on the threshold of a ban. 92,000 motorists are currently at risk of losing their licence as they are dangerously close to the 12-point ban threshold. It's never too late to re-educate yourself and break any bad behaviour. Here are 10 hints and tips around the most common errors or habits that lead to mistakes.

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  • Passing horses safely

    Passing a horse safely

    Now that lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, the number of riders looking to take their horses out on the road is likely to increase. Horses are powerful animals and have extremely heightened senses, so passing them in a car or on a motorbike needs to be done safely to protect the horse, rider, and yourself.

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  • Getting yourself ready for motorcycle season

    Getting yourself ready for the motorcycle season

    Whether you’re a motorbike newbie, or an experienced rider, if you’re getting back on your bike for the first time in a while, you’ll need to take the same steps to keep yourself, and other road users, safe on the road.

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Blog posts

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    Resuming on road activities, Bristol Fashion

    Most people can seemingly remember where they were or what they were doing when, for example, the news broke that John F Kennedy had been assassinated, when England won the World Cup, when Princess Diana died or when the twin towers where hit on 9/11. Does the 16th March 2020 hold any significance for you?

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    From observed to observing

    "I passed my driving test aged 21, just two days before embarking on my career as a teacher. After finishing university, I needed to learn to drive quickly, so my lessons took place over the space of just one month."

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    Getting back on the road post lockdown

    "After laying off motorcycling following a bad accident at the age of 18 in 1990, I reached the age of 40 and it felt like it was time to try it again." Read our latest blog by James Balls who took on the Advanced Rider Course post lockdown.

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    "Remember the blue skies are still there"

    "I’m a firm believer that mental health is every bit as important as physical health. And when a challenging spell came along recently, I turned to Ben, a charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, for support." Read our latest blog about the power of learning good mental health habits.

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    Caravanning: Staycation’s New King?

    “What began as an accidental holiday evolved into caravanning trips across 30 countries, some of which would’ve been ‘interesting’ without IAM RoadSmart training.” Lee Davey, IAM RoadSmart member and Caravan and Motorhome Club member, has written the latest blog about his family adventures in the humble caravan.

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Member stories