The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has backed the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) current crackdown on speeding on our roads – saying that there is clear evidence that ‘speed kills.’
This new year begins with 15 new young advanced drivers on the roads – and IAM RoadSmart has produced a video showing their path to getting what is regarded as one of the best post-test driving achievements you can buy.
It’s an interesting thing that so many people are highly critical of journalists. Yet if you ask those vocal ‘keyboard warriors’ (read: couch potatoes) on the forums where they get their news from … yes it’s from journalists!
The 2019 schedule for IAM RoadSmart’s ever-popular Skills Days has been announced; the perfect way to sharpen up driving or riding skills in your own car or motorbike at top racing circuits around the UK.
Queen of bikers and IAM RoadSmart riding ambassador Maria Costello MBE will be the special guest on the IAM RoadSmart stand at Motorcycle Live at the Birmingham NEC this Saturday (17 November) and Monday (19 November).
Traffic congestion is now the top concern among UK motorists, overtaking other drivers on mobile phones. However people checking social media on the move is still seen as the biggest risk to personal safety.
With no significant progress in the reduction of numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads in the UK in the 12 months to June, IAM RoadSmart has expressed its disappointment that road safety remains in the doldrums.
Leading road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has said while the £420 million in new investment in tackling Britain’s pothole crisis is welcome, it doesn’t go nearly far enough and is merely a drop in the ocean to deal with a long-term and major issue.
With the clocks going back this Sunday (28 October) IAM RoadSmart has again called to scrap the practice this year, and switch to a daylight saving system to cut the number of young children injured in road crashes on their way home from school over the winter months.
IAM RoadSmart has said that proposals announced this morning to shake up the Highway Code to make motorists always give way to pedestrians and cyclists do not go far enough – and need to include longer-term measures to keep drivers and cyclists segregated in a safer cycling environment.
A survey conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger.
With a new study finding the reduction in Scotland’s drink-driving limit has had little effect on the number of people killed and injured in drink-drive collisions, IAM RoadSmart believes it’s time to take a renewed focus on the hard core of drivers still willing to risk taking to the road after drinking.