A new package of EU transport proposals that promise to revolutionise road safety in coming years have been welcomed by IAM RoadSmart – although the UK’s biggest road safety charity has stated that a ‘huge opportunity’ has been missed by not specifically including enhancements to driver training in it.
After many years of campaigning by road safety experts, learner drivers will be allowed on motorways as of today – in a move that road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed and said could save countless lives as well as reduce congestion-causing incidents.
The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart is urging drivers to up their game and be more alert for other road users, as pedestrians now make up a quarter of all deaths on our roads, ahead of motorcyclists or cyclists. Only car occupants have a worse record.
Official government figures analysed by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart have found that convictions for traffic offences in England and Wales’s courts are steadily increasing again from a low point in 2013 – including a huge 52% increase in dangerous driving convictions.
IAM RoadSmart has welcomed the Department of Transport commitment to monitor the Northern Ireland Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Scheme as a possible model for future roll out across the rest of the UK in the future.
IAM RoadSmart’s renowned Skills Days, which allow drivers and riders to learn handling skills from real experts while driving their own cars or motorbikes on race tracks across the country, are back for 2018.
The Government has announced that learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 4 June this year – a move road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed as ‘common sense’ and could save countless lives.
The UK has some of the highest fines for using hand-held mobile phones in Europe – but even so many UK motorists remain undeterred with almost 12,000 drivers a year still being prosecuted for the offence, IAM RoadSmart has discovered.
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.