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”
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).
The IAM Roadsmart latest Blog.
Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart’s director of policy and research writes this blog after having driven up and down the longest average speed camera equipped road in the UK (and possibly the world), which is the A9 from Dunblane to Inverness.
How does racing driver Darren Turner cope with a ringing mobile phone distracting him? Watch here to find out!
With IAM RoadSmart marking its 60th anniversary this year, the charity is offering 60 of its Advanced Driver or Rider courses to the first 60 people who phone in for just £60, in a special offer available from Tuesday 23 August.
To take up the offer, anyone interested will need to visit IAM RoadSmart’s Facebook or Twitter sites to obtain the redemption code and phone 0300 303 1134 to book. The code will be posted at 9.30am on 23 August.
IAM RoadSmart’s Advanced Driver and Rider courses usually retail for £149. The course places candidates with their local IAM RoadSmart group and offers a regular series of sessions to help them gain a greater enjoyment of driving and riding, and help them become a safer driver or rider.
More than half-a-million people have taken IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver and Rider courses since the organisation was established in 1956.
Five drivers have been caught travelling at more than 100mph on 30 and 40mph limit roads in England, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). A further two were caught travelling at over 70mph in these areas, which tend to be largely residential. Continue reading “Top speeders exceeding 100mph in 30mph zones”
The majority of mature drivers want to continue driving as long as they are safely able, according to a survey commissioned by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), citing independence and convenience as the main reasons. Continue reading “Independence and mobility key for mature drivers”
The number of people killed and seriously injured on British roads as a result of drink driving have remained largely static for the last five years, according to the latest government figures released today. Continue reading “Drink-drive casualty figures ‘unacceptable’ – IAM renews calls for lower limits”