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Learner Driver SupportLearner Driver Support

Learner drivers need as much driving experience as possible to support their investment in driving lessons. But any parental support must be consistent.

Free motorcycling rider assessmentFree motorcycling rider assessment

The IAM is offering a special motorcycling rider skills assessment for free in advance of many getting their bikes back on the roads after winter.

Driving in frost and on icy roads

Too many motorists imagine that if the road looks safe it will be. But how can it be as safe as a sunny day with temperatures close to freezing? Yet many motorists drive to the limit. That’s plain daft. Here’s some timely advice re driving safely in frosty and icy conditions.

Are we being too lenient?Are we being too lenient?

The IAM reveals that some 90% of drivers with more than 12 penalty points on their licence are still driving on UK roads, possibly due to judiciary discretion. Is this a deterrent to the rest of us or fair?

How to drive in stormy weatherHow to drive in stormy weather

Here’s some sound advice from the IAM for any motorist who has to drive in heavy rain conditions which are forecast for UK roads in the near future.

Blinded by the light

The sun is a blessing in October but where it affects our vision, drivers need to be prepared. Here are some sensible tips from the IAM to help us drive more safely in what can otherwise be dangerous conditions. And for us to remember others when using headlights on full beam.

Women find good male drivers more attractive

Bad driving significantly reduces levels of attractiveness in potential partners, with women finding the likes of road rage off-putting. Other turn offs include incompetent parking, texting at the wheel and illegal overtaking. Fortunately there’s a solution guys…

Holiday riding advice for motorcycle ridersHoliday riding advice for motorcycle riders

If you’re off on a long biking holiday, we wish you a wonderful time and here are a few snippets of advice to keep you safer, thanks to the IAM. Think about your visibility, although perhaps pink is taking this a tad too far.

Useful motoring tips when hiring a vehicle overseas

When you are hiring a car overseas, make sure you know about the new system allowing a car hire company to check your driving history online, for up to 72 hours before you arrive.

Early learning challenge for the Under 17sEarly learning challenge for the Under 17s

If you teach children to drive from the age of 11 there is evidence that this makes them safer drivers than their peers when they eventually pass their test. This initiative caters for under 17s and the challenge is designed to recognise the best youngsters.

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