An investigation by IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity has found that more than a third-of police forces are using their mobile safety camera vans to prosecute drivers not wearing seatbelts or using a handheld mobile phone.
A new report by the UK’s leading road safety charity IAM RoadSmart and TRL into crashes involving young drivers has concluded that they need to learn quicker how to avoid crashes with the most vulnerable users on our roads.
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IAM RoadSmart’s third annual Safety Culture Survey which examines the attitudes and concerns of UK drivers, has found that for the third year running their biggest worries are people updating social media or sending text messages while driving, drink or drug driving and mobile phone use.
Britain’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart says the new look driving test, which it helped to design and evaluate will deliver ‘big safety benefits and save lives’ by including more real life situations and introducing new drivers to the latest technology.
The UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart is giving its backing to a campaign by the Road Safety Foundation for the government to inject £220 million in improving the most high risk ‘A’ roads across the country.
The UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has announced it will be taking part in Britain’s premiere motorcycle show – the star-studded Motorcycle Live, from 18 to 26 November at the Birmingham NEC.
Proving he is a chip off the old block, Patrick Hopkirk, son of rally legend Paddy Hopkirk, has followed in his father’s footsteps and recently passed his IAM RoadSmart advanced driving test more than once.
New legislation that could put drivers behind bars for life for causing death by speeding, street racing or while on a mobile phone has been welcomed by leading road safety charity IAM RoadSmart – but it warned that the threat of jail alone is unlikely to make people drive in a less dangerous way.
As the breathalyser device marks 50 years of use by UK police, the UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart is suggesting visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit are not the only ways to achieve a significant reduction in the numbers killed and seriously injured on our roads.
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The University of Southampton has become the very first recipient of the prestigious IAM RoadSmart Human Factors Research Award – a £50,000 award towards funding a PhD student project for research into the training implications for drivers as vehicles become more and more automated.
IAM RoadSmart has expressed its disappointment in yet another year of negligible overall progress in the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads in the UK – and suggests drivers must take their share of the blame.
A coalition of road safety and motor industry bodies, including IAM RoadSmart, are encouraging private and fleet car buyers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking when they buy their next new car – a measure which could save hundreds of lives on our roads.
A poll by the UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart of more than 2,300 visitors to our website has lifted the lid on some of the worst motoring distractions drivers have spotted on the road – it reveals that UK drivers appear to treat the driving seat as an extension of the bathroom mirror with a wide range of personal grooming activities going on behind the wheel.
With the Department of Transport announcing today (25 August) trialling of platoons of self-driving lorries on England's motorways, Britain’s biggest independent road safety charity is advising there must be more reassurances on issues such as cyber attacks as well as basic road safety needs such as telling other drivers which trucks are in the platoon.
The UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has warned that the rush of drivers investing in dash cams may not yield any increase in prosecutions for dangerous driving as many hope – and may also lead to fewer visible traffic patrols as officers spend more time analysing amateur footage.