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In the driving heat

9 May 2012

To help drivers stay safe and enjoy their driving this summer, the IAM has launched a new website, drivingadvice.org.uk, with traffic updates, weather forecasts, and driving tips, including: driving abroad, cycling, coping with Olympic congestion, and loading the car for a long journey.

While winter driving hazards are well known, the fact is that road accidents peak in the summer, when there are over 10,000 more accidents than in winter. Sadly there are also more fatal accidents.

IAM spokesperson Caroline Holmes said,  “Summer sees holiday makers and day-trippers on unfamiliar roads. It also sees too many drivers enjoying the long evenings with a drink in their hand. Unfortunately the accident figures reflect this. Simple precautions like preparing your car, properly scanning the road ahead and getting your speed right will help keep you safe.”

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