A new study suggests that advanced drivers are safer

Sunday, 08 July 2012

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Car Insurance holders who opt to take an advanced driving course are safer behind the wheel, research shows.

The study by Jean Hopkin Research Associates discovered that those with extra coaching are more conscious of other vehicles around them, the condition of roads and other dangers.

In a study of 2,500 members of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), it was found that 90 per cent of them are more attentive to other road users and potential hazards, while 78 per cent think they are skilful when it comes to car-handling.

As well as this, 66 per cent believe their extra training has helped them avoid an accident or collision, preventing a potentially costly car insurance claim.

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: "Young and inexperienced drivers in particular will benefit from further coaching, but more experience on the road doesn't mean that your attitude to driving is any healthier."

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