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.
For all those hopeless romantics out there, IAM RoadSmart has a great way to make you more attractive to your special someone this Valentine’s Day – and it’s (almost) guaranteed to make you more attractive to them!
The UK’s leading independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has expressed disappointment in yet another year of no significant change in the levels of drink-driving in Britain, based on new Government statistics announced today (2 February).
IAM RoadSmart is part of a group of organisations including Police Scotland and Clelands Volvo which is helping bring driving tuition onto the timetable for under 17’s in the Scottish Borders – one of the first times pre-licence training has been offered anywhere in the UK in a properly controlled and structured way.
Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has renewed its calls for car makers and smartphone manufacturers to work with the government to develop a technological solution to distracted drivers – saying that simply hoping that drivers will ‘do the right thing’ is not enough.
In the run up to New Year’s Eve parties as the nation says farewell to 2016, IAM RoadSmart is making sure the UK does the right thing and encourage drinkers to entrust their car keys to the true heroes of the road – the designated driver.
Former Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell CBE has given his backing to road safety charity IAM RoadSmart’s Christmas drink drive campaign, which urges no alcohol at all if you are driving during the festive season.
Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart launches its Christmas anti-drink drive campaign today (5 December) – recommending that drivers should drink no alcohol at all if they are getting behind the wheel, and to make the designated driver of the group the ‘hero of the road.’
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.