These are the Driving Tips produced by IAM RoadSmart and are aimed and worded for the news media (printed, on-line, radio and TV) for the general public.
They are ordered with the most recent at the top.
Driving Tips from IAM RoadSmart
Five tips to stop your car from giving you a fright
(Added October 30, 2018 10:47 am)
Want to avoid a scare this Halloween? Then make sure you clear the cobwebs from your de-icer and ready-mixed washer fluid and get your vehicle up to scratch for the bitterly cold weather we’re experiencing.
Can you see where you’re going?
(Added October 30, 2018 10:43 am)
In the dark, it’s not just drivers and riders who need to be a bit more careful, vulnerable road users such as pedestrians need to be aware of the dangers too. IAM RoadSmart’s Head of Driving and Riding Standards, Richard Gladman, has put together some tips to keep road users safe.
Are you using the correct car seat for your children?
(Added October 15, 2018 1:32 pm)
Twelve children less than 10 years of age are killed or injured as passengers in cars every day. A baby travelling in a car is particularly vulnerable as a result of its head accounting for a quarter of its total body size as well as the neck muscles being underdeveloped. Babies need to be correctly restrained and it is a legal requirement that they are transported in rear facing seats that support the head and distribute the force of a collision through the shoulders and back.
Six driving tips for your bank holiday getaway
(Added August 22, 2018 5:40 am)
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.
Five summer riding tips to help you stay cool
(Added July 24, 2018 10:15 am)
We’ve got yet another week of sunny blue skies across the country. With this week set to reach 30 degrees, Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart head of driving and riding standards, has put together some riding advice to keep you safe this summer.
Essentials everyone needs to keep in their vehicle
(Added July 18, 2018 9:34 am)
Whether it’s summer or winter, there are some key items you’ll need in your vehicle all year around to help you stay safe on the road. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, writes about the eight essentials that you should always keep in your vehicle.
Don’t let the sun’s glare keep you off the road
(Added July 4, 2018 5:01 am)
It’s been two weeks and there’s still no sign of the sun leaving the UK anytime soon (fingers crossed!). We’ve got our summer clothes out and are ready to take those weekend road trips to the beach, however the glaring sun is taking no prisoners. Being dazzled by the sun can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions.
Sunglasses: A shady business
(Added June 18, 2018 12:00 am)
The sky’s blue, sun is shining and the snow, fog and rain are a distant memory. It’s time to get the top down, the shades on and celebrate the great British summer with some open-air motoring. But hold on a minute - those shades might make you look cooler than an ice box, but are they OK for driving? Are sunglasses a boon or burden for the safe driver?