Being the designated driver for an evening out is not everyone’s top choice during the Christmas season, however there are some options which could change your opinion. This week’s tips, presented by IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, are for those who feel they have drawn the short straw and been nominated to drive on a night out. Continue reading “Christmas Cheer? Are you considering being the designated driver?”
Britain’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart says the new look driving test, which it helped to design and evaluate will deliver ‘big safety benefits and save lives’ by including more real life situations and introducing new drivers to the latest technology. Continue reading “New style driving test will ‘deliver big safety benefits and save lives’ says IAM RoadSmart”
A poll by the UK’s biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart of more than 2,300 visitors to our website has lifted the lid on some of the worst motoring distractions drivers have spotted on the road – it reveals that UK drivers appear to treat the driving seat as an extension of the bathroom mirror with a wide range of personal grooming activities going on behind the wheel. Continue reading “Shaving, doing your hair, telling off the kids … all in a day’s work for UK drivers, finds IAM RoadSmart”
IAM RoadSmart has expressed its disappointment in yet another year of negligible overall progress in the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads in the UK – and suggests drivers must take their share of the blame. Continue reading “IAM RoadSmart disappointed in increase in road deaths – and drivers must take responsibility”
Today, all sorts of engine technologies are fighting for prominence. There has been major development in battery powered cars, hybrids and plug in hybrids. Diesels have become ever more efficient and cleaner (yes, really) and petrol engines now rival diesel for fuel efficiency, at least on some types of journeys. Continue reading “Hydrogen cars: the greatest challenge?”
Following the success of our 60th birthday events last year, IAM RoadSmart will be holding a members’ day at Silverstone on 5 August. It will be free for all members and their families and friends. The day will include a members’ car and motorcycle display area, a tour of the circuit control room and museum, parking skills challenges, a large-scale Scalextric, owners’ club racing to view, photographs on the F1 Grand Prix winners podium, a celebration of the work of our observers, a chance to find out more about the charity you are a member of, and plenty more. All members, family and friends are all welcome, keep the date free and watch out for more details by email, in RoadSmart magazine and on the website. Continue reading “All members are invited to Silverstone on 5th August”
After being involved in a road traffic incident it is easy to lose confidence and the thought of getting back in the driving seat can be quite daunting. This week’s tips give advice on how to cope after the aftermath of a driving incident. Continue reading “The Aftermath: tips from IAM RoadSmart”
A recent enquiry about headlight dazzle got Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards thinking about how lights have developed since the days of his old BMC Mini. Continue reading “Latest IAM Blog – I have seen the light”
2017 is Year of the Observer and IAM RoadSmart will be celebrating and focusing on developing our network of observers during the coming year with all sorts of new support, events and recognition.
During the daily commute we are often in such a hurry we could leave our brains on the kitchen counter! This forgetfulness can also often happen whilst we are in our cars and so we end up leaving valuables visible for thieves. This week’s tips give advice on how to prevent car theft. The tips will be posted on the advice section of the website here, this morning (29 March).