Article titled 'Joined up thinking better for Drivers' on femalefirst.co.uk 6 September 2006.
Research by Brunnel University has shown that the coaching and practical on-road assessment and feedback providing by the Institute of Advanced Motorists improves people's driving ability, whilst others do not improve after passing their test, or even deteriorate.
Improvement is put down to having a greater awareness of other road users, road conditions, and infrastructure. But the greatest impact is the ability join these up so that drivers can achieve an overall understanding of potential hazards and the appropriate driver response.
They break the competence into knowledge of what was going on around them, skills applied to the driving tasks, and attitude towards driving.