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'Motorists should not rely on new car technology alone to keep them safe this bank holiday'

'Motorists should not rely on new car technology alone to keep them safe this bank holiday'

Posted by Craig Salter

Motorists with modern vehicles may feel more protected thanks to the technology fitted in their autos, but all drivers are being urged to take care on the roads this coming bank holiday.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is calling on drivers of new cars as well as those in older vehicles to beware the issues surrounding summer driving, especially in the heat.

Neil Greig, IAM director of policy and research, advised motorists to take corners with extra care as lush grass at this time of year can make it difficult to see around bends in the countryside.

Rural accidents peak during the summer months with most occurring in fine dry weather on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

"If we all share the road safely this bank holiday, we can make sure everyone, on four wheels or two, gets the same enjoyment out of our unique countryside," Mr Greig added.

Meanwhile, Protyre recently urged motorists to ensure their vehicles are fit for bank holiday driving after Hampshire's Micheldever Tyres Services found 30 per cent of vehicles to have at least one illegal tyre.


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