Research reports

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.

IAM RoadSmart Safety Culture Survey 2016

Research report posted on 23/11/16 |
Safer Road Users

IAM RoadSmart’s Safety Culture Survey was produced for the first time last year, and looks at UK motorists’ safety attitudes and behaviour and has just been updated for 2016.

The survey asked about the potential car driving problems faced by motorists now compared to three years ago,  perceived threats to personal safety whilst driving, support for potential new regulations  and many other aspects of motoring life in the 2010’s.

Huge numbers of UK drivers believe the dangers of mobile phones and technology are bigger threats than any other factor on the roads.

Some other key findings below:

  • 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. 
  • Of the 2,000 UK drivers surveyed, nearly three quarters believed aggressive driving (72%) had worsened over the last three years.
  • More than 60% reported that they felt drug-driving had also worsened over the last three years.
You can view the first IAM RoadSmart Safety Culture Survey here.

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