With the university term almost upon us, many students will be returning to their studies all over the country.
For many this means packing up the car and driving back to university, which is an exciting yet dangerous time.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has offered advice for young people setting off with a car full of their belongings.
IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger said: "If you’re getting there by car, make sure you don’t overload your vehicle – you can always make another trip home after a couple of weeks if needs be (what better excuse to get a home cooked meal!)."
As well as this advice, the organisation urged students to pack heavy belongings in the boot of their vehicle whenever possible and to secure loose possessions so they do not move around should the brakes be applied.
Another helpful tip for students is to ensure that all the people in the vehicle have room to move, as feeling cramped can add to the stress of the journey and lead to a loss of concentration.
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