How To Get A Car Loan In Five Easy Steps

Getting a car loan does not have to be difficult at all. Contrary to popular opinion, obtaining a new or used car loan is actually one of the easiest and simplest things to do.

Personalised Number Plates

Personalised number plates have always been associated with the renowned, rich and for anyone wanting to show the world how successful they have become.

Worlds Most Scariest Roads

We take a risk every time we get behind the wheel of our cars. Whether it’s going to work or the daily school run, roads can be dangerous places. Some roads are a little more hairy than others however. We all need to be aware of hazards such as other motorists; pedestrians and weather conditions, but there are routes that are just down-right dangerous.

How to Plan a Great Road Trip

Road trips are full of adventure, shared between great friends or family members. The freedom of driving across country is appealing to many but with so many places to visit, how do you know where to start? You will need to plan ahead to get the most out of your road trip and make it a journey you can remember forever.

Driving Test in UK

In order to drive on the UK's highways on their own, drivers are required to pass a driving test before getting their license. The driving test consists of two distinct parts, the practical test and the theory test. You will not be able to take the practical test without passing the theory part first.

Top 10 Speeding Offence Myths

You thought you were keeping within in the law regarding driving on the roads and the speeding limits that are set.

Fit to Drive

The level of attentiveness needed by driving is higher than the required by any other routine task. The driver needs to be able to cope confidently with the changing traffic circumstances and need to be […]

Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips -Driving Under the Heat
It is essential that the automotive care is managed, and summertime season provides various difficulties to motorists as the heat may cause various problems to your automobile if it […]

Trailer Parking

Guide to Trailer Parking
Trailers can often be seen threatening to block traffic on the narrow thoroughfares of the metropolis. Their big size in addition to the awkward way by which trailers manoeuvre on cross roads […]

Parking Guide

Parking Guide and Tips
Parking Guide Infographic – An infographic by T W White & Sons

Towing a Trailer

Are You Towing a Trailer Legally?
Have you passed your driving test within the last 12 years? Do you hold a Category B+E Licence?

Drivers who passed the car exam on or after January 1, 1997 are […]

Becoming a Driving Instructor

Becoming a driving instructor is both fascinating and challenging. Additionally, it offers a lot of advantages, from your own choice of working hours to location of work. It also offers financial security amidst economic variations […]

Learning to Drive | Off Road

Most parents are acutely aware that the riskiest thing their teenager will ever do is get behind the wheel as a solo driver or being  driven by their peers  and statistics do little to lessen […]

Legal Requirements & Tips for Supervising Learner Drivers

Supervising a learner driver is a serious commitment. Often you will be responsible for the safety of a close family member and hold the key to a lifetime of safe driving. Your influence in the […]

Safety Driving – Vehicle Maintenance

Safer Driving Through Proper Vehicle Maintenance

3 out of 10 traffic accidents are caused by either failing brakes or  worn out tyres. Most of these cases are either due to being too busy to do a […]

Driving Tips – Buying Car Insurance

Accidents and traffic hazards are, as always present all around. Having the necessary knowledge in driving can help you prepare for these unforeseen events but surely is not sufficient enough.

Learning to drive can help tremendously in […]

Drive Safely During the Night

Driving at night are entirely different from driving during the day. At night – everything is black,  without colour and contrast – drivers vision and depth perception are affected significantly as well.

The licensing laws in […]

Advance Driving Courses

Driving is always risky. As a driver, having advance driving skills can help prevent accidents and reduce the risk of driving.

People who are constantly on the road and drives know that not everyone drives well. […]

Drving Safely

Safety  Precautions for Traveling Long Distances This Christmas
The goal of long distance driving is to get to your destination safely. December is a season for driving over to families in the Christmas season and usually […]

Holding back the gears: The ageing process and driver safety

Download the IAM summaryFull results are available on request Embargoed until 9:30am on Friday 30th November, 2012

Second hand can be a wheel deal

•Do your research. The RAC and both offer a vehicle database with “what to look for” for when you inspect the car. Check the mileage and MOT history at
•Blown turbo chargers, snapped […]

Drive safely in severe rain

•Before you set off, set your heater controls – rain makes the windows mist up in seconds. You don’t want to be fiddling with controls when you should be concentrating on the road.
•Slow down. […]

Motorways to get 80mph speed limit

t enough protection for drivers, says safety group
Rising risk of shunts and inadequate safeguards to stop motorists running off road, it claims
Ministers to start consultation in next few months

By Daily Mail Reporter

Road Safety

Road safety campaigners welcome support of Olympic cyclists
Track champions Victoria Pendleton, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Jason Kenny call for better cycling infrastructure. Cycling safety campaigners have welcomed the support of Team GB’s Olympic gold […]

Worth Every Penny

Not only were they cheaper, the standard of teaching was much greater


Roundabouts is a type of junction where traffic flow continuously in a circular direction. This type of junction was designed to make junctions more efficient and safe for drivers, cyclist and pedestrians.

Meeting and Crossing Traffic

Anticipating potential traffic hazard effectively requires time to master. Being more observant of your surrounding. Meeting traffic safely includes being aware of the area around your vehicle constantly. Being aware of cars behind, in front and on your side and how far they are can help you dodge any potential hazards while in the road.

Anticipation and Planning

Anticipating potential traffic hazard effectively requires time to master. Being more observant of your surrounding. Meeting traffic safely includes being aware of the area around your vehicle constantly. Being aware of cars behind, in front and on your side and how far they are can help you dodge any potential hazards while in the road.


Driving in Crossroads
Approaching Crossroads
When approaching crossroads it is essential to remember that traffic may emerge from any direction. Watch out for junction road markings or traffic signs.  Keen observation of the surrounding area is important […]

Turning Into Major Roads

Turning Into Major Roads
There are several types of roads and all road must meet in junctions. While learning to drive, you need to have knowledge and experience in different road junctions to prepare for the […]

Turning in Minor Roads

Turning in Minor Roads
Any learner driver taking the driving test will be required to make many turns. Like any other drivers, you will encounter maneuvering in busy roads, narrow ones or steep ones.

There are several […]

Pedestrian Crossings

Lessons in Pedestrian Crossings
Whether you are an experienced driver, a new driver or in the process of learning to drive, one of the fundamental knowledge you require in driving is knowing how pedestrian crossing works. […]

Emergency Stop

Emergency Stop
Another criteria driving examiners look at involves doing controlled stop or emergency stops.  During the driving test, the examiner will randomly ask you to park on the left. After parking and securing the hand […]

Reverse Corner

Reverse Corner Maneuver

For first time drivers, performing a reverse corner maneuver  is one of the hardest maneuver to do. Constant practise is necessary to be able to do the reverse corner maneuver correctly.


When practising  Round […]

Turn in the Road – Guide

Learning To Turn in the Road
One of the 4 basic maneuvers you need to learn before taking the driving test is the turn in the road. Also well known as 3 point turn, the […]

Moving and Stopping

Lessons in Moving and Stopping
For drivers taking a driving test, one of the factors driving examiners watch out for is the learners ability to move and stop the car safely and in a controlled manner. […]

Good Experience

You gave driving lessons to three of my children and each of them has passed quickly and enjoyed learning to drive with you - Well done.

Cockpit Drill

Cockpit Drill Guide
Upon enrolling to any driving school to learn to drive, the first lesson usually given by driving instructors are cockpit drill. Cockpit drill is where drivers are taught essential knowledge with regards to car […]

Well Recommended

Its the little things that count like getting text reminders that I have a driving lesson the next day. That's a nice touch!

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Learning with Smart Learner Driving School was really easy.

Road safety award

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Emily Peters

Its the little things that count like getting text reminders that I have a lesson the next day. That’s a nice touch!

Danny Jones

You have taught three of my children to drive now and each of them has passed quickly and enjoyed learning with you – Well done.

Olivia Patterson

Learning with Smart Learner was really easy. I had tried two other instructors before using them and by far they were the best. Thanks guys!

Invitation to Join IAM

I would like to invite you to find out more about the IAM Skill for Life course Skill for Life will help develop your driving or riding skills to an advanced standard. The course also includes 12 months FREE RAC roadside and recovery cover. Once you h...

Introduce Skill for Life to a friend

Introduce Skill for Life to a friend & Win £100 Halfords Vouchers As an existing IAM member why not make 2012 the year you encourage a fellow road user to sign up for a Skill for Life programme. Recommend a friend to the IAM and we will provide ...

IAM Group Login

The ‘g’ IAM group login to the website has now been disabled. Group officials now have access to group web pages through their own personal member logins using m(membership number) and own password via the normal login page. If you cannot see the gr...


This article describes an effective and precise riding technique while also helping you to understand the essential physics of a motorcycle. In addition it also offers you a series of exercises that you can work on every time you ride. Through syste...

Book your FREE drive or ride

As an Affiliate member of the IAM you (or a family member or friend) can enjoy a free introductory drive or ride with a local IAM group. Lasting around 45 minutes this experience will introduce you to the principles of advanced driving or riding as ...

Preparing for winter

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Why does it always rain on me?

Road safety charity the IAM is offering weekly motoring tips from Britains top advanced driver, Peter Rodger. This week he gives advice on driving in heavy rain.

Skills Day Gallery

Deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads

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