Over 86% of UK motorists think distraction caused by mobile phones has become worse in the last three years. In second place was congestion at 81% reflecting the increasing number of vehicles on our roads as the recession ends. These worrying figures come from the second Safety Culture Survey commissioned by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.
With Road Safety Week starting today (running from 21-27 November) the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart says it’s time to ditch the stereotypes of ‘who is the better driver’ … men or women, young or old – and work together to make our roads safer.
Two Honda teams are busily preparing to build on their previous successes at the annual MPG Marathon, a two-day driving challenge which tests the skill of the competing drivers and the real-world fuel economy of the participating cars to the absolute maximum.
Action is needed from across government departments to reverse the trend of flat-lining road deaths, according to new research from UK road safety charity IAM RoadSmart. And reducing these deaths would in turn offer a large saving to the public purse.
The UK’s leading independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has announced it will be moving its head office from Chiswick to Welwyn Garden City at the end of the year. The move will be a gradual process over the coming months, with front-facing operations relocating to the new site first.
Seventy-four per cent of drivers think insurers should provide cover for damage caused by hackers accessing control systems in driverless cars, according to a survey by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.
IAM RoadSmart will be attending and exhibiting at the increasingly popular Kop Hill Climb event in Buckinghamshire later this month, along with its mature driver ambassador race and rally legend Paddy Hopkirk.
IAM RoadSmart is staging its first ever riding skills day for female bikers only, focusing on handling, skills development and getting the most from their riding. The day will focus on individuals’ own development goals and all levels of ability and experience are welcome.
IAM RoadSmart Driver Retraining Academy (DRA) has created a new toolkit of advice and information for solicitors and members of the legal profession to provide them all the background they need when advising their clients ahead of a drink drive hearing.