IAM RoadSmart, a charity dedicated to reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads, is involved in lobbying for improvements in road safety standards and leading the road safety debate with central government and within the motoring community. IAM RoadSmart is an advocate for lifelong personal development of driving and riding skills.
IAM RoadSmart analyses multiple issues and viewpoints when considering ways to improve road safety, not least those of its 85,000 members. Human factors are one of these – how the driver (or rider) interacts with the journey, the vehicle and the external world – as highlighted by the 2019 government report on road casualties. “All accidents have a cause and that cause is often someone making a mistake or exhibiting dangerous or thoughtless road behaviour”.
The 2019 IAM RoadSmart Safety Culture Index, is a study of UK motorists’ attitudes towards driving. The report highlighted that the main areas of concern amongst motorists (who took part in the survey), included: Using a mobile phone whilst driving, aggressive driving and drug driving.
Distracted driving or riding occurs once attention is removed from activities required for safe driving or riding.
You could be imprisoned, banned and fined if you're found guilty of drink driving.
Read more about why exceeding the speed limit is dangerous for the drivers and riders as well as other road users.
The number of older drivers have been steadily increasing on UK roads, with over 4 million aged 70 or over.
Improving the safety of younger driver, the view of IAM RoadSmart.
IAM RoadSmart has a dedicated Driving for work website.
Read our latest tips here.
Taking drugs can impair reactions, alter judgement, and slow decision making, the penalty is the same as drink driving.
Motorcyclists account for disproportionately more casualties than would be expected given the distance they travel.
Read more information on road safety statistics for the UK.
IAM RoadSmart has a dedicated Drink Driving Rehabilitation website.
Read our report analysing contributory factors for different road user groups.