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Top 4 tips before driving your new car

Buying a new car is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to bear in mind as you drive your pride and joy away from the showroom. This week’s tips give advice on driving a new car, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman. Allow the brakes to bed […]

Tailgating one of major causes of accidents

Tailgating was highlighted as one of the most common causes of van accidents, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Neil Greig, director of policy and research at IAM RoadSmart, said, “Tailgating is the biggest single bugbear that motorway users in particular report. Surveys suggest almost half of drivers feel scared and get angry about […]

Top 5 Festival driving tips

[Categories Tips & Tricks] The festival season is here which means a lot of us will be climbing over dusty boxes and making our way through the shed like it’s some kind of assault course to get to our camping gear. Now all you’ve got to do is pack for the weekend and plan your […]

Driving tips for Holiday Getaway

[Categories Tips & Tricks] If you’re planning a Holiday getaway, be sure to read our tips on how you can make your journey a safe and stress-free one. Here are a few helpful hints to help you prepare for your trip. * Take some time to check your vehicle inside and out before you set […]

5 life saver tips for motorcyclists

ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the current peak riding season. Central to this, according to GEM, should be a focus for riders on boosting their skill and knowing your limits. At the same time GEM is urging other road users to improve their observation in […]

Get Caravanning this weekend

[Categories Tips & Tricks] With another bank holiday on the horizon, there will be more people dusting off their caravan and packing for the long weekends. Going away with the whole family and the caravan, trailer tent or camping trailer is a great experience. By ensuring that you load the caravan or trailer correctly, and […]

New app warns of potential accident spots

[categories Technology] Wouldn’t it be great to see potential road accidents before they happen? Fortunately, a UK company has developed an app that can do exactly that, using data provided by the police to accurately warn drivers of every accident hotspot. Based on information from 1.3 million accidents over the past 10 years, the Safescape […]

Top 6 bank holiday getaway tips

[categories Tips & Tricks] If you’re planning a bank holiday getaway then be sure to read our tips on how you can make your journey a safe and stress-free one. Here’s IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, to help you prepare for your trip. Because a little preparation goes a long […]

8 essentials you must always have in your car

[categories Tips & Tricks] Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, provides the eight essentials that you should always keep in your vehicle. It’s always best to keep an ice-scraper and can of de-icer in your vehicle as the weather is so unpredictable, and can be sunny one day and frosty the […]
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