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IAM Issues Guidance On London Driving During Games
August 6, 2012
The UK's capital has become a global focus-point thanks to the Olympics, however, those planning on driving through London could be subject to heavy traffic, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have warned.
Consequently IAM have issued some guidance to help improve road safety and reduce the likelihood of young driver insurance claims.
IAM's chief examiner, Peter Rodger is urging drivers to be wary of the unpredictable behaviour of frustrated motorists in unprecedented heavy traffic.
He added that drivers needed to be more aware of cyclists and pedestrians in the capital - in particular pedestrians who may not look properly before crossing roads.
Mr Rodger has advised motorists from driving altogether in London, unless absolutely necessary:
“You’re best off avoiding bringing the car into town completely, but if you must drive in leave plenty of time, expect the arterial routes to be bad too, and read up on the rules for the Olympic Games Lanes.
“If you’re coming in for an event consider the park and ride services as an alternative, but as for any journey check the traffic and plan your route before leaving the house.”