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5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

Added: 14 June 2018

Half term is over, bank holidays are in the past and the chaos of the daily commute has resumed for most drivers. But your journey to work doesn’t have to be a stressful one.

Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, has put together five top tips which can help you to ensure your commute is smoother and calmer...

  1. Check your route. Are there any incidents or roadworks that can cause delay? If there are, can you take another way to work?
  2. Keep an eye on the road. Driving on a busy road can be intense. One minute you’re driving smoothly and the next you’re having to stop and start. It’s crucial that you stay alert for the duration of your journey.
  3. Watch out for other road users. This links to keeping your eye on the road. Make sure you regularly check your mirrors for any motorcycles or cyclists. Busy roads can also mean your vision is limited so be sure to look out for any pedestrians crossing the road.
  4. Check your car on a weekly basis. Commuting to work on a daily basis can take its toll on your car. That’s why you need to give it the care it needs. Make sure you regularly check your oil and fluid levels as well as lights, tyre pressure and condition.
  5. What’s the weather going to be like? Checking the weather beforehand can give you an idea of when to leave. Not only this, it can prepare you for your journey, so you don’t feel anxious about getting to work on time.

Richard says: “Our daily commute can become the time we pay the least attention to our driving - don’t let yourself become complacent. Plan it as if it was a new adventure each day and try to keep your concentration levels up. If you can vary the route it may keep you interested and the change of scenery may be enjoyable.”

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