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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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Most drivers don’t know mobile phone penalties

Almost two-thirds of drivers are unaware of the punishment for using mobile phones at the wheel, more than 12 months after the introduction of tougher laws, claims a new poll. The RAC found only 36% of the 2,000 UK motorists surveyed knew offenders face six penalty points and a £200 …

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Bad habits develop ‘two weeks after passing driving test’

Driving a car

Motorists begin driving without a seatbelt just two weeks after passing their test, according to new research by commissioned by Comparethemarket.com. Furthermore, after three weeks they are tailgating and even illegally using their phone to text when driving. The study, timed ahead of the new driving test from December 4, …

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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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F1 star David Coulthard backs Tyre Safety Month

Cooper Tire Safety and Performance Ambassador David Coulthard

Ex-Formula One driver and Cooper Tire Safety and Performance Ambassador David Coulthard features in a new video produced for Tyre Safety Month. Coulthard explains the importance of setting and maintaining the correct air pressure in your tyres, to keep you safe and improve the performance of your vehicle. “Keep an …

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Millions still flouting mobile phone driving law

​Nine million people are refusing to quit using their mobile phones while driving, claims new RAC research. A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite the fact that penalties for the offence doubled on March 1, 2017. In September …

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Safety first for the new school year

Safety first for parents and children

Parents and children are being urged to make safety their number priority as the new school year begins. Breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist says it’s vital that everyone – from toddler to senior citizen – is aware of the risks that go with using our roads. More …

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Don’t be a crash test dummy

co-op crash test video

Co-op Insurance has created dramatic crash test video to highlight the effects of failing to wear seatbelts. According to road safety charity Brake, one of the most common behaviours among young drivers is not wearing seatbelts. Co-op research reveals that two fifths (41%) of drivers aged 17-24 have been involved …

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Stay safe during the deer breeding season

Deer breeding season

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is advising drivers to take extra care in areas where deer are common, as their breeding season gets underway. RSPCA research indicates that up to 75,000 deer are killed each year in road collisions – 10,000 instantly. The human death toll from accidents involving …

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Most motorists guilty of double standards

Traffic jam

More than 70% of Brits admit their own poor driving adds to road rage, according to new research. The study by Continental Tyres reveals that  many motorists have double-standards and get wound up by the bad habits of others which makes them angry and drive more aggressively. The responses of …

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