The Beast from the East Bites Again!

Hi to all of our Associates but today’s (Sunday 18th March) training session has been cancelled due to the bad weather. The session was to be about manoeuvres which would be mainly on side roads. As you can probably work out the side roads are in a terrible condition today, too dangerous for this sort of activity.

You will be contacted regarding the re-scheduling of this session.

Christmas Cheer? Are you considering being the designated driver?

designated driver cartoonBeing 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?”

New style driving test will ‘deliver big safety benefits and save lives’ says IAM RoadSmart

learner driverBritain’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”

Shaving, doing your hair, telling off the kids … all in a day’s work for UK drivers, finds IAM RoadSmart

distracted driverA 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 disappointed in increase in road deaths – and drivers must take responsibility

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A7CPJR Grampian Police and Fire officers at scene of bad car crash on A90 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland UK

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”

All members are invited to Silverstone on 5th August

Silverstone logoFollowing 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”

Year of the Observer

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.