Cyclists should not be on the road as they don’t pay Road Tax!
Many a cycle commuter in the UK has confronted a dangerous driver, only to be told they have no right on the road because they don’t pay “road tax”. But road tax was abolished in 1937 and replaced by Vehicle Excise Duty. This is a tax on cars, not roads, [...]
Circuit based Skills Days for Cars and Motorcycles
IAM RoadSmart Skills Days offer opportunities to learn enhanced driving or riding road skills either in your own car or on your motorcycle. These Skills Days should not be confused with a Track Day. You will work either 1-2-1 in a car, or in a very small group on motorcycles [...]
Masters Test Success!!
Two of our Members, Chris Hudson (National Observer-Car) and Peter Forsyth (Local Observer-Motorcycle) have recently passed the IAM RoadSmart Masters Car Assessment and both achieved the highest level of Distinction Pass! Chris was formerly Head of Police Driver Training in Cumbria and Peter is currently a Police Driving Instructor with [...]
Driving past cyclists – how safety conscious are you?
Cyclists have a legal right to use the road and to ride two-abreast if they so wish. I am the first to agree that some cyclists may appear thoughtless at times, just as some drivers are! However, cyclists are vulnerable and all road users should respect the rights and needs [...]
Fair Fuel UK Campaign
Fair Fuel UK has been campaigning on behalf of the British Motorists for many years. If you are interested in paying a ‘fair price’ for fuel at the pumps -and let’s face who is not?- then please read about and back this campaign! For further information, please visit: https://www.fairfueluk.com/ [...]