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Don’t be dazzled by the summer sun

summer driving glare - IAM RoadSmart

Nothing beats taking to the road on a glorious summer’s day. However, the glaring sun takes no prisoners and being dazzled can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions. Here’s some essential tips on how to stay safe on the road at this time of …

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Motorists ‘dazzled’ by modern car headlights

Drivers are being temporarily blinded by the latest vehicle headlights, according to new research. Two-thirds of drivers say they are “regularly dazzled” by oncoming headlights even though they are dipped, an RAC survey of 2,061 motorists claims. And 67% of those said it can take up to five seconds for …

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See and be seen this winter, motorists advised

Dark evening driving GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being urged to see and and be seen during the coming winter months by road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Darker days bring poor visibility and higher risk of collisions, simply because it can be harder to spot hazards. However, a combination of straightforward actions can reduce these …

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Stay safe in the dazzling winter sun

low winter sun glare

Sunshine is in short supply at this time of the year, but driving into the glaring low winter sun can be extremely dangerous. In fact, in 2015, dazzling sun was a factor in more than 2,500 crashes, including 17 fatalities. Here’s IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) RoadSmart’s head of driving …

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