• July 21, 2017 - James Ash

    As millions of motorists get their summer holiday on the road this weekend, amidst widespread predictions of traffic chaos, TyreSafe is reminding all drivers to check their tyres before they leave home. Tyre-related incidents are one of the most common causes of breakdowns on Britain’s roads, leading to extensive delays… Read More

  • July 20, 2017 - James Ash

    Summer is here in all its glory and with its arrival also comes the arrival of pressure cooker driving conditions. Many drivers will be taking to the road stressed by holiday deadlines, long traffic queues, overheated cars and hot tempered drivers. This week’s tips give advice on dealing with road… Read More

  • July 17, 2017 - James Ash

    UK police forces and Get Safe Online have launched a new campaign today to help people buy and sell vehicles safely online. The campaign promotes two new checklists created by the Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group (VSTAG), of which Get Safe Online is a member – one for buyers and… Read More

  • July 5, 2017 - James Ash

    Many of us can find parking and looking for the right spot quite challenging but sometimes we also forget about checking our surroundings when we leave the car. A few simple checks can avoid costly and irritating car park mistakes and make your trip a lot less stressful. This week’s… Read More

  • July 1, 2017 - James Ash

    Glastonbury may well be over, but there are still plenty of more festivals to come this summer. With thousands of people set to drive to their chosen festivals, IAM RoadSmart has some tips on how to get there safely and keeping vehicles secure: Pack for success and for the worst…. Read More

  • June 9, 2017 - James Ash

    Horses are powerful animals and have extremely heightened senses. They are ‘flight’ animals, so many revert to their natural instincts at any time. The outcome of this can be extremely challenging for the rider and other road users. There have been 2,570 road incidents reported to the British Horse Society… Read More

  • June 1, 2017 - James Ash

    Prescribed or over the counter drugs can have similar negative affects on motorists as illegal substances and alcohol. Driving while impaired by medication could see you banned from using the road. This week’s tips give advice on riding and driving with prescribed medication, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and… Read More

  • May 25, 2017 - James Ash

    Drunk motorists cause thousands of accidents on UK roads every year. Some 1,380 people were killed or seriously injured when at least one driver was over the limit. This represents a statistically significant rise from 1,310 in 2014. A lot of people may be surprised to learn that accidents occur… Read More

  • May 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys this summer. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes… Read More

  • May 17, 2017 - James Ash

    Many motorists are looking to make driving more affordable and by being environmentally friendly, we can all save money in the process. Littering and packing unnecessary weight in our cars are factors that are heavily impacting the environment. This week’s tips give advice on riding and driving for the benefit… Read More

  • May 10, 2017 - James Ash

    Satellite navigation systems (sat navs) are a must have these days but many road users fail to use this travel companion in the correct or safe manner. In recent simulator studies looking at a variety of distractions, programming a sat nav had the biggest negative impact on driving standards. This… Read More

  • May 4, 2017 - James Ash

    Sometimes it seems the roads have it in for us and our tyres can’t cope. If you are like the many that do not have the pleasure of having run flat tyres you may have to experience the ‘fun’ of waiting on the hard shoulder for a breakdown recovery team…. Read More

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