Welcome to IAM RoadSmart e-learning modules.

These modules have been created in response to the everyday scenarios that drivers and riders most frequently ask us for help with. Each module takes around 20 minutes to complete. If you find them helpful then please share a link to our e-learning site with your family and friends.

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Towns and cities are often congested and present a variety of hazards to all road users. Whatever your reason for driving, and whatever your experience, this module provides useful information, hints and tips on:

  • How to drive proactively to manage the space around your vehicle
  • Sharing the road space safely with other road users
  • Taking action to reduce the risks from urban hazards
  • Interpreting road signs and restrictions, road markings and the Highway Code when driving on congested roads
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The most serious road accidents, and more than half of all road fatalities, occur on country roads. Country roads are very different to urban roads and motorways, and even if you are familiar with the country road you are using, conditions can change and situations arise unexpectedly. This module provides useful information, hints and tips on

  • Sharing the space safely with other road users
  • How to use observation to anticipate common hazards on country roads
  • Positioning your vehicle for the best view
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Today's roads present drivers with a diverse range of distractions, both inside and outside the vehicle, and dealing with them can be challenging. This module provides useful information, hints and tips on how to drive with awareness, perspective and quiet efficiency, so that you can take appropriate action with confidence.

  • ​Dealing with in-car distractions, including passengers, phones and other technology
  • Sharing space with vulnerable road users
  • Coping with aggression from other road users
  • Responding to unusual situations
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Knowing where, when and whether you should overtake is important for keeping you, your car and other road users safe. Be mindful that overtaking is not compulsory; it's a choice. So take the time to make it a safe choice. This module provides useful information, hints and tips on how to decide:

  • When you can and cannot overtake
  • Where to overtake to avoid impeding other road users on single carriageway roads, dual carriageways and motorways
  • When and where to overtake at night and in poor weather conditions
  • When and where to overtake slow-moving road users
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Driving at an appropriate speed for the road, weather and traffic conditions can be demanding, even for experienced drivers, but doing so is essential for ensuring the safety of yourself and other road users. This module provides useful information, hints and tips on

  • Understanding the reasons why we may drive too fast
  • Awareness of speed limits
  • Techniques for monitoring and controlling your speed
  • The effects of speed on vehicle control
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Motorways have been designed to eliminate many of the hazards that exist on other types of roads, but the high speeds and volumes of traffic involved can mean that, when incidents do occur, they can be very serious. This module provides useful information, hints and tips on

  • How to join and leave a motorway
  • Driving safely and progressively
  • How to overtake on a motorway
  • Dealing with situations such as tiredness, breakdowns and adverse weather conditions
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When you drive proactively, you apply the principles of safe driving: observation, anticipation and planning, and also the principle of safe stopping. These principles also apply to parking and manoeuvring your vehicle on the road. This module provides useful information, hints and tips on

  • How to select the most appropriate car park and parking space
  • Choosing the right manoeuvre for the situation
  • How to interpret road signs, restrictions, road markings and the Highway Code when manoeuvring on the road.
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