Drivers that are trained beyond the L-test are more aware of other road users, road conditions and general road safety, according to a study by Jean Hopkin Research Associates for the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).
Around 60 per cent of drivers with advanced driver training felt that their extra proficiency helped them to avoid an accident and 78 per cent were found to have better car handling abilities.
In addition, the independent survey of 2,500 IAM members also revealed that advanced drivers have better fuel economy and save money. Some sixty per cent said their driving was more fuel efficient as a result of taking a course.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: "We know that educating drivers and changing their attitudes to driving makes them safer.
This report also demonstrates an improvement in hazard awareness and therefore a reduction in the likelihood of an accident."
Advanced drivers more aware of potential hazards on the road
Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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