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End of the road for free rides?

Driver at the petrol pumps - IAM RoadSmart 2

Two thirds of drivers think it is socially acceptable to ask passengers to contribute to petrol costs, according to research commissioned by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart. As fuel prices surge to an all-time high, 64% of the 1,000 drivers surveyed believe it is OK for …

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Why young people are stalling on driving

Young Driver - IAM RoadSmart

New research by IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, gives an insight into why 17 to 24-year-olds have put the brakes on learning to drive. Of 1,000 young drivers surveyed, cost concerns were number one reason why youngsters have been put off learning to drive. The price …

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Driving in the wet – essential safety advice

Motorway in rain

With heavy storms lashing the UK, IAM RoadSmart’s Richard Gladman has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Heavy rain: Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and …

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Secrets to a safe, stress-free commute

Don’t let your commute leave you feeling defeated

Commuting can be a drag, but it can also be dangerous if you become complacent and lose concentration. IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, has put together five tips which can help you have a smooth, stress-free commute to and from work. Check your route. The …

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Top tips for running in a 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. IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, has these tips for running in a new car… Allow the …

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Expert used car buying advice

Used car lot

New year, new car? If you’re thinking about changing your car in 2019, we have some top tips to guide you through the process. Follow this advice from Tim Shallcross, IAM RoadSmart’s head of technical policy, and you’ll be able to tell a trustworthy bargain from a troublesome money pit… …

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Top tips for passing your driving test

Citroen C3 driving test car

As the driving test pass rate falls because of tough new real-world rules, Citroen reveals the top test tips. New rules introduced to better prepare learners for a lifetime of safe driving have made passing the driving test harder than ever with the pass rate at a 10-year low according …

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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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How to protect your parked car

Car park

Cars are at a greater risk of being a victim of theft at this time of the year when the mornings are darker and twilight creeps upon us quicker than before. We’ve teamed up with Richard Gladman, head of driving and riding standards at IAM RoadSmart, to give you essential …

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Essential airport parking tips

Airport parking

Parking at an airport is often an unavoidable element of a holiday or business trip, but a little planning could help save you money, time and stress. We’ve teamed up with IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, to give you top tips on airport parking… Never …

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