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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, such as drink-driving, speed cameras, motorway speed limits, motorcycling and mature drivers.
We inform and influence to ensure road safety remains a policy and investment priority. Those who listen to our views include government and key decision makers.

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

You can read the latest IAM RoadSmart Manifesto here.

Crash barriers - is poor design killing motorcyclists?

Research report posted on 30/03/16 |
Safer Road Users
This 2009 report found that:
• 12–16 per cent of biker deaths involve crash barriers
• roadside crash barriers are designed to protect car occupants but they can kill motorcyclists
• riders who hit a crash barrier are 15 times more likely to be killed than car occupants
• injuries can be five times more severe when hitting roadside barriers than when hitting protected roadside objects

Supporting media

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    IAM EuroRAP Motorcycle Crash Barrier Report 2008
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