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Joggers

Watch out for joggers as clocks go back

BRITISH Summer Time comes to an end tonight, but life doesn’t! For drivers, they need to be aware that the number of joggers who took advantage of the lighter nights to run along our roads will mostly still be there. But they will be much harder to spot. Britain’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger, of […]

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IAM road safety cuts criticism

Road safety cutbacks spark criticism from IAM

A MASSIVE Government spending cut on road safety campaigns has sparked sharp criticism from the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The cutbacks, from £19-million in 2008/09 to just £4-million in 2011/12 – a reduction of nearly 80 per cent – were revealed after a freedom of information enquiry by the road safety charity. According to the […]

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IAM survey - older drivers.

Older drivers are as safe as any, says IAM survey

OLDER drivers are as safe as those from all other age groups, according to new research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Contrary to widespread belief, the study shows they have better attitudes to safety, deal with hazards better than young drivers and use experience to increase their safety margins on the road. The report […]

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Top tips to survive driving in the winter weather

THE clocks have gone back, the dark nights are here and as we head into the winter, it’s time to ensure that you and your car are ready for the worst the season can thrown at us. Forecasting the weather is an imprecise science but after successive severe winters drivers should be prepared for all […]

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Bad weather

Advice to cope with torrential rain conditions

                    WITH yet more horrendous rain being forecast, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has released a guide to tackling the road conditions safely. The advice comes as the Met Office has issued amber warnings of yet more torrential rain over the next few days, with […]

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Flooded roads

Take care in wet conditions, advises IAM

THE Institute of Advanced Motorists is advising drivers to take great care in the current poor driving conditions. With yet more heavy rain forecast by the Met Office for the coming days, the road safety charity is concerned that many drivers are not taking enough care in the conditions, resulting in collisions and chaos. IAM […]

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Bikers on our roads again as lighter nights return

As Lincolnshire’s bikers return to the county’s roads in force, DAVID HOOPER offers a few tips on making sure your bike is ready for the summer, looks at some popular places to visit and suggests ways of improving your skills on two wheels. ALONG with hundreds of other bikers, I enjoyed my first ride out […]

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Skid risk

Here’s hoping for better winter weather this year!

Even a light dusting of snow on top of ice can hide the danger. THE Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning of potential chaos on the nation’s roads this winter. It has warned of increasing dangers facing road users as frosts and local authority cuts bite. The leading road safety charity says that in […]

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