We are delighted to announce that Max Coates, seven times a race winner in the Renault UK Clio Cup, will be running the IAM RoadSmart logo on his car this year. Max, who achieved a F1RST in his advanced driving test (which he took during our #FormulaDriveSmart event at Silverstone last December) has kindly donated the space on his car to IAM RoadSmart for free. Having our logo on his car is very valuable as it puts our name directly in front the biggest at-risk age group when it comes to drivers – young men under 25 – who are the largest audience for this type of racing. The Renault UK Clio Cup supports the British Touring Car Championship, so look out for Max and his Clio as part of ITV4’s race-day coverage through the year.
Take a listen to our very first podcast! There’s been a lot of discussion about the UK motorway speed limit and if it should be increased to 80mph. Listen here to experts Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart director of policy and research and Rebecca Ashton, head of driver behaviour, chat about this topic.
Although the sun is still shining, the chilly mornings are starting to creep in. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, has put together some tips to prepare you for the colder weather that’s nearing us. Continue reading “In the air tonight? Tips from IAM RoadSmart”
This week’s blog is written by guest blogger Jayne E Marshall, an advanced driver and Foundation Professor of Midwifery at the University of Leicester. She talks about the importance of having the correct car seat for your children and provides some very useful tips. Read more by clicking here.
This week’s tips are by Richard Gladman, head of driving and riding standards, and are aimed at those without knowledge of advanced driving techniques. He’s providing advice to all those who are helping learners with additional driving experience. Read more by clicking here.
This week’s blog is written by Tim Shallcross, head of technical policy. As he drives through France, he comes across the benefits of advanced technology as well as the simplest of things, such as turning off the car alarm, now becoming a mystery! Read more by clicking here.
IAM RoadSmart has expressed its disappointment in yet another year without progress in the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads in the UK.
IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, said that although cars are getting safer and there has been a step change in new road investment, careless human behaviour and increasing traffic levels are cancelling this out. Continue reading “IAM RoadSmart concerned by lack of progress in road deaths – and calls for a new focus on driver behaviour”