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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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  • Sharing the road with cyclists

    9 tips for sharing the road with cyclists

    During the pandemic, we’ve seen more cyclists out on the road. And with spring here, there will be more vulnerable road users making the most of the sunshine. This week’s tips give advice on sharing the road with cyclists from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman.

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    What to do if you’re involved in a collision

    If you’ve been involved in a collision, you’ll know how scary it can be. But do you, and your family and friends, know what to do when it happens?

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