IAM RoadSmart is doing its bit to reduce the numbers of crashes in some of the worst accident areas of the UK, by offering free one-to-one expert driving tuition locally to drivers in Portsmouth and Southampton – before the scheme is rolled out nationwide.
Making speeding as unacceptable as drink driving still seems a long way off given the results of today’s speed compliance statistics from the Department of Transport (1). While 96% of drivers rate drink driving unacceptable (2), 81% of cars are exceeding 20mph speed limits on a regular basis.
As IAM RoadSmart announces that its Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme course has been approved for delivery in key areas of the North of England in what is another mark of the organisation’s increasing influence on road safety in the UK, Lesley Upham announces her tenure as Commercial Director for the charity will come to a close at the end of July.
Around two-thirds of UK road users would support a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, vans and lorries in an effort to get the worst polluting vehicles off our roads, according to a survey by IAM RoadSmart.
We all know it’s impossible to find the ideal Father’s Day gift year after year, as a cupboard of socks, dressing gowns, gardening gloves and car shampoo will testify … so how about the gift that keeps on giving – IAM RoadSmart’s Advanced Driver or Rider Course?
IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, has today launched its own manifesto calling on all road safety professionals with one simple message: “Work together to reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the UK’s roads.”
Leading road safety charity IAM RoadSmart is offering the ‘ultimate internship’ for one lucky individual in 2017-8 – but they will have to prove their worth for the high-profile role in a rigorous panel-style grilling to earn the coveted slot!
As IAM RoadSmart’s well-regarded Mature Driver Assessment undergoes its own mid-life makeover, the charity is offering the chance to win an exclusive lunch at Silverstone Circuit with its Mature Driver Ambassador, renowned rally and racing driver Paddy Hopkirk MBE.
Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart and Auto Express, the UK’s biggest-selling car magazine, teamed up to find out which are the deadliest behind-the-wheel distractions with programming a sat-nav found to be the worst.
When three-year-old Felix Behan saw his dad wearing his new IAM RoadSmart polo shirt, the youngster proved he was a chip off the old block by asking for his own version of the road charity’s official shirt.
IAM RoadSmart has expressed concern that cars with growing levels of autonomy could make motorists lazy and over reliant on gadgets – with far reaching implications for the potential reduction of people killed and seriously injured on the roads.
IAM RoadSmart and Auto Express magazine teamed up to investigate commuters and their bad driving habits on a busy weekday … to find some drivers think nothing of eating, drinking or wearing headphones at the wheel – and some even decided applying make-up and reading a book was acceptable.
Using a hand-held mobile phone while on the move is a fatal distraction – that’s the view of leading independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart, as the increase in the punishment for drivers comes into force today (1 March).
With the appointment of 19-year-old rally superstar Catie Munnings as Car Ambassador, the UK’s leading road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has completed its line-up of stars who will be spreading the safer driving and riding word around the UK.