As well as issuing road safety policy statements and working with government and the media, the IAM RoadSmart Policy & Research Team undertake research into driver behaviour and a range of other road safety issues. Following are a sample of our recent published reports.
This simulator study clearly shows that using a
smartphone to access social networking sites is dangerous.
IAM RoadSmart believes that all drivers should be aware of the risks
they are taking when using any mobile whilst driving. Even
drivers who refrain from making calls may be tempted to use
a smartphone to check a message, map, update their status,
or look for traffic updates. More needs to be done to educate
drivers, and encourage safe behaviour.