Driving home from hospital

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - driving home from hospital

Back in February 2020, as a soon-to-be first-time mum and a member of IAM RoadSmart, I had so many fears going through my mind as my due date crept around the corner. “What if I go into labour in the car?…What if I’m screaming in the car on the way to hospital and it distracts […]

Pensioners have more penalty points than young drivers

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There are more than 304,000 pensioners (over 65s) currently driving on UK roads with penalty points on their licence, nearly 25 times the number of young teenage drivers – of which there are just over 12,000 with penalty points. The findings, which came from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the DVLA by the […]

Smart Motorways Survey

A new House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry has been announced by MPs into the safety and roll out of smart motorways. Campaigners against them have called for them to be scrapped, some labelling them as ‘death traps’. One coroner concluded that smart motorways ‘present an ongoing risk of future deaths’ while another has referred […]

Powered Two Wheelers Riders Event

Neil Greig is one of the on-line presenters taking part in a month long Powered Two Wheelers (PTW) safety Event. The event will discuss the best ways to improve safety and reduce collisions among PTW users and Neil will be talking about our evaluation study on advanced riders. In the 2019 there were 6,198 killed […]

IAM RoadSmart Webinars

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We have recently started looking into Webinars for our Volunteers, Members and Associates. We are pleased to announce that our first webinar will be held on Tuesday 30 March at 7pm. The webinar will be on Neurodiversity, examining how learning difficulties can impact the development of advanced riders and drivers. The webinar will be hosted […]

IAM RoadSmart Webinars

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists

We have recently started looking into Webinars for our Volunteers, Members and Associates. We are pleased to announce that our first webinar will be held on Tuesday 30 March at 7pm. The webinar will be on Neurodiversity, examining how learning difficulties can impact the development of advanced riders and drivers. The webinar will be hosted […]

IAM RoadSmart Skills Days 2021 – Update

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We are currently working with the various circuit managers to finalise a Skills Day calendar for 2021. These will take place providing the current restrictions continue to lift in accordance with the roadmap. Please await more news as the circuits adjust their schedules.

IAM RoadSmart COVID-19 Update

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists - IAM RoadSmart COVID-19 Update

In response to the Government four-step plan detailing a roadmap out of lockdown and the phased lifting of certain COVID restrictions, IAM RoadSmart has produced a chart detailing our proposed safe resumption of activity. This chart refers only to England at the moment. We continue to monitor the proposals from the devolved administrations and the […]

Sharing the Road

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Richard Gladman, Head of Driving and Riding at IAM RoadSmart, discusses how we can use some of the key skills from Advanced Riding or Driving to make the roads a safer place for all users. The skills learnt can be used to make a positive impact on safety when sharing the road with vulnerable road […]

Dealing with low sun

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With spring on the way the sun is rising earlier. So, if you are making an essential journey, being dazzled by the sun can be a major and potentially risky distraction. Richard Gladman, head of driving and riding at IAM RoadSmart, has therefore developed these useful tips on how to stay safe on the road […]