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IAM analyses contributory factors in UK accidents

Failing to look properly combined with other factors was the main contributing factor in over 30,000 accidents recorded in the UK during 2013. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has identified that once again ‘failure to look properly’ is the …

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Drug driving arrests in UK reach 400 per month

Information supplied to the IAM shows the number of people arrested for drug driving in the UK since the introduction of new legislation in March. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed for the first time the true scale …

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Advice on avoiding being a victim of road rage

The Institute of Advanced Motorists advises drivers on how to avoid incidences of road rage by adopting a different frame of mind. In providing advice to drivers on how to avoid the unpleasant incidence of road rage, Peter Rodger of …

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Avoiding exposure to distractions within the car

The Institute of Advanced Motorists provides a few tips on how to avoid being distracted by music and infotainment whilst driving. Connectivity is constantly improving and bringing new ways of delivering information and entertainment to the vehicle environment. Whilst many …

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New HGV speed limits in force in the UK

Controversial increases in speed limits for large goods vehicles are now in force in England and Wales for roads covered by the national speed limit. Following consultations and an announcement last summer from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the …

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UK drug driving laws tightened

From 2nd March, 2015, the laws on driving under the influence of illegal and certain prescribed drugs become more stringent. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has released guidelines to drivers based on the new wording of sections …

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Choosing and using child car seats safely

The IAM provides some advice on choosing the correct car seat for your child and how to use it correctly. With so many child car seats on the market, it can be difficult to choose which is the correct one …

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Safe driving on slippery and gritted road surfaces

With icy weather still to come, the IAM provides advice on how to drive safely on icy roads and those that have been gritted. With half of January already gone, the UK’s Met Office is nonetheless continuing to issue warnings …

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UK lags behind in traffic safety education

The IAM is calling for improved education of young people in traffic safety to reduce the potential for casualties on Britain’s roads. A recent survey conducted by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has shown that of fifteen European countries, …

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Drink driving reduces in Scotland over the festive season

Figures released by Scottish police show a significant reduction in the level of drink driving in the region over the Christmas and New Year period. Police in Scotland conducted their latest campaign against drink driving in the region over the …

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