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.
Metal merchants beware! Research by Auto Express magazine and road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has found that heavy-metal music could cause motorists to lose their cool behind the wheel and become almost as extreme as their guitar god heroes.
Queen of Bikers Maria Costello MBE is now carrying the IAM RoadSmart logo on her Paton Supertwin racing bike, and you will be able to see it at high speed on the Isle of Man and in Northern Ireland this year.