Research and Policy

IAM RoadSmart makes a valuable contribution to the road risk debate. We produce a range of policy and research documents on topics key to the conversation. We inform and influence to ensure road safety remains a policy and investment priority.

IAM RoadSmart often gives evidence to governmental bodies, including the Transport Select Committee. Our staff also provide expertise on key committees at National Highways, Road Safety Scotland, Transport Focus and PACTS. We also contribute to the international road safety debate as members of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).



Our seventh annual report on the opinions, attitudes and behaviour of British drivers, the Driving Safety Culture Survey shows that the main worries of British drivers have remained remarkably consistent over time – even during the recent pandemic. With 2000 respondents this is one of the biggest annual opinion surveys on road safety run in the UK.

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Our Campaigns

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Worrying results from our recent research show that the latest in-vehicle infotainment systems impair reactions times behind the wheel more than alcohol and cannabis use.

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IAM RoadSmart has calculated the true cost of your drink. Should it take you over the drink drive limit, the financial impact following a conviction could be as high as £70,000.

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Older Drivers

We’ve compiled some of the top resources for older drivers, including some of the steps we recommend they take to ensure safe and confident driving for years to come.

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Our Manifesto

You can read the latest IAM RoadSmart Manifesto here.

Our Policies

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