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Drivers should corner smoothly, says expert

Posted by Linda Davidson

Motorists, including those going away with their Thetford caravan fridges, have been offered tips about how to stay in control around tight corners.

Head of training at Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Drive & Survive Simon Elstow, said that bends can often "catch people out".

He suggested that when approaching a corner, drivers should check their mirrors to ensure they know what is going on around them, and then select the best road position for tackling the turn.

It is also essential to travel at a speed appropriate for the tightness of the corner, as well as choosing the right gear.

Drivers should remember the Information, Position, Speed, Gear, Accelerate (IPSGA) Routine, he added.

"Bends catch a lot of people out, and are especially prevalent on rural roads – the worst for accidents. But by following the straightforward IPSGA routine, you'll get through corners safely, comfortably and more quickly," Mr Elstow said.

Recently, Neil Greig, director of policy and research at the IAM said that potholes can also be a danger for motorists.