The decision to adopt EU road safety rules after Brexit and make it mandatory for new cars to be fitted with breathalysers and voluntary speed limiters by 2022 in the UK has been given the thumbs-up by IAM RoadSmart.
IAM RoadSmart is calling for an urgent debate on the best way to keep drivers safely behind the wheel into old age, in light of government figures that predict a four-fold increase in the number of drivers over 75 in the next 25 years.
IAM RoadSmart has appointed Derek McMullan as its new Chairman with immediate effect following his 18 years’ involvement with the charity and long-standing support for the organisation at a senior level.
With a General Election on its way and all the political parties finalising their manifestos, IAM RoadSmart is calling for politicians to put post-test training and human behaviour at the heart of the road safety debate in the next Parliament.
The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed the government’s decision to close a legal loophole which allowed drivers to not be prosecuted for using a mobile to film or take photos.
IAM RoadSmart is increasingly concerned that disruption to government, in part caused by Brexit, has forced road deaths down the political agenda, as the latest road crash statistics issued today (26 September) show no real change in recent years.
British Touring Car star Colin Turkington has added another string to his impressive bow, as he has achieved a F1RST - the highest rating possible - in IAM RoadSmart’s much respected Advanced Driver Course.
The latest drink-drive figures from the Department for Transport issued today (28 August) have revealed a disappointing lack of forward progress – and road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has again called for a long-term plan to tackle the issue in a meaningful package of measures.
IAM RoadSmart maintains that Graduated Driving Licences must spearhead a comprehensive series of changes to save the lives of young drivers, as another set of disappointing statistics emerge from today’s (25 July) government road casualty announcement.
IAM RoadSmart has called the government’s Road Safety Statement announced today (19 July) ‘a mixed bag’ with welcome news on road policing, pedestrian distraction and seatbelts, but a worrying lack of detail on younger and older drivers or motorcyclists.
The government’s long-awaited commitment to investigating some form of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is great news for road safety say IAM RoadSmart but it is not convinced a night-time driving ban for young drivers is needed alongside other new restrictions.
While the car industry invests billions into the development of self-driving cars, a survey by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has found that drivers have other ideas – with over 70% saying they would not feel safe travelling in one.
IAM RoadSmart has backed calls for a long-term plan to tackle the ‘national scandal’ of potholes on UK roads – saying nearly half of people it surveyed have experienced pothole damage to their vehicles.