Christmas Cheer? Are you considering being the designated driver?

designated driver cartoonBeing the designated driver for an evening out is not everyone’s top choice during the Christmas season, however there are some options which could change your opinion. This week’s tips, presented by IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, are for those who feel they have drawn the short straw and been nominated to drive on a night out. Continue reading “Christmas Cheer? Are you considering being the designated driver?”

New style driving test will ‘deliver big safety benefits and save lives’ says IAM RoadSmart

learner driverBritain’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart says the new look driving test, which it helped to design and evaluate  will deliver ‘big safety benefits and save lives’ by including more real life situations and introducing new drivers to the latest technology. Continue reading “New style driving test will ‘deliver big safety benefits and save lives’ says IAM RoadSmart”

Shaving, doing your hair, telling off the kids … all in a day’s work for UK drivers, finds IAM RoadSmart

distracted driverA poll by the UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart of more than 2,300 visitors to our website has lifted the lid on some of the worst motoring distractions drivers have spotted on the road – it reveals that UK drivers appear to treat the driving seat as an extension of the bathroom mirror with a wide range of personal grooming activities going on behind the wheel. Continue reading “Shaving, doing your hair, telling off the kids … all in a day’s work for UK drivers, finds IAM RoadSmart”

IAM RoadSmart disappointed in increase in road deaths – and drivers must take responsibility

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A7CPJR Grampian Police and Fire officers at scene of bad car crash on A90 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland UK

IAM RoadSmart has expressed its disappointment in yet another year of negligible overall progress in the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads in the UK – and suggests drivers must take their share of the blame. Continue reading “IAM RoadSmart disappointed in increase in road deaths – and drivers must take responsibility”

Warwick and district roadworks wb 6/9/16

2000px-Mauritius_Road_Signs_-_Warning_Sign_-_Road_works.svgWorks on Birmingham Road outside IBM, closing the entrance, may be ongoing till 22 Sep- this was only originally 5&6 Sep. This is causing long queues towards Hatton and Warwick Parkway till well after rush hour.

Europa Way traffic lights between Gallows Hill and Greys Mallory 7-9 Sep

Fosse Way traffic lights north of railway bridge near Harbury turn 12-30 Sep

Harbury Lane near new housing opposite Cicero Approach, now ongoing till 2Dec

A426 Southam, towards Stockton traffic lights 12 Sep-30 Nov

Montague Road, Warwick stop/go boards near  The Ridgeway 13-16 Sep

St Helens Road Leamington 8-12 Sep near Hitchman Road then 16-22 Sep near Wych Elm Drive

Mortimer Road Kenilworth crossorads near chip shop(Chips and Fishes) multiway signals 13-15 Sep

Warwick and district roadworks wb 15/8/16

  • 2000px-Mauritius_Road_Signs_-_Warning_Sign_-_Road_works.svgB4087 Newbold Road (past crem) Two way control  rolling works from Banbury Road through to Wellesbourne 18 Aug-21 Sep
  • Harbury Lane at Cicero Approach  traffic lights at new access construction for new development  22Aug-17 Nov
  • Hampton on the Hill road closed through village== website says 19-24 Aug, road signs say 19th for 11 days 9.30-3pm
  • Tachbrook Road closed near Baker Avenue 21-22 Aug
  • All Saints Road Warwick multi way signals between George Road and Charles Street 16-19 Aug
  • Southam- near A423/A426 roundabout several works 22Aug-22 Sep
  • Radford Semele A425 near new housing two way control 16-23 Aug
  • Chase Meadow several roads being resurfaced 17-19 Aug

Warwick and district roadworks week beginning 8/8/16


  • Kenilworth Road/Lillington Avenue A445/A452/B4087 crossroads will be closed 15-24 August for resurfacing- diversion is Northumberland Road
  • Myton Road Warwick multiway signals 15-17 August for resurfacing near Myton Crescent
  • A452 Southam Road Radford, traffic lights 16-23 Aug near new housing development
  • Clarendon Avenue B4087 near Oxford Street traffic lights 15-25 August
  • Tachbrook Park Drive near Hermes Close traffic lights 15-17 August
  • Woodcote Lane Leek Wootton  closed for resurfacing 15-20 August also traffic lights at end of road (Anchor Pub) for these works
  • Borrowdale Drive Milverton (off Guys Cliffe) give an take control 12-16 August for resurfacing
  • Knoll Drive Woodloes at Primrose Hill traffic lights 16-18 August for road repairs
  • Coventry Road Southam to BP garage resurfacing convoy working 11-15 August

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