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Tag : IAM RoadSmart

Almost half of motorists support blanket 20mph limits

2 months ago / 0 comments

Support for reducing the speed limit on all urban roads from 30mph to 20mph has increased in recent years with almost half of drivers now in … Read More »

Shocking levels of speeding during first lockdown revealed in new stats

2 months ago / 0 comments

More than 50% of cars and vans exceeded the speed limit in towns and on motorways in 2020, as drivers took advantage of the emptier roads … Read More »

New research reveals fatigue is serious problem for drivers

3 months ago / 1 comments

One in 10 drivers have momentarily fallen asleep behind the wheel, potentially putting their lives and other drivers’ at risk.

Covid impact on driving for work and employee wellbeing explored in new white paper

5 months ago / 0 comments

The vital subject of how to improve work-related road safety – and employee wellbeing – in the wake of Covid-19 has come under focus in a … Read More »

Speeding becoming less acceptable, new research reveals

7 months ago / 0 comments

Speeding is becoming more of a taboo among motorists, with some now considering it less acceptable than they did five years ago.

Potholes now more rising concern for motorists than drink driving or texting

8 months ago / 0 comments

Potholes are becoming a growing concern for drivers, overtaking texting and drink driving in problem ratings.

Advanced Driver Training proves popular with Northern Powergrid fleet drivers

8 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet drivers at Northern Powergrid have responded enthusiastically to the firm’s new Advanced Driver Training, with scores of employees taking up the offer.

UK road deaths down significantly due to lockdown

8 months ago / 0 comments

New figures show a significant reduction in UK road deaths and casualties as a direct result of the fall in traffic during lockdown conditions.

Fleets, leasing firms and dealers urged to train drivers on ADAS

8 months ago / 0 comments

Training fleet drivers at vehicle handover could ensure that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are used correctly, making them a road safety benefit and not a … Read More »

Tony Greenidge becomes official IAM RoadSmart CEO

10 months ago / 0 comments

Industry stalwart Tony Greenidge has officially been appointed as chief executive officer at IAM RoadSmart after stepping up on an interim basis earlier this year.

Driver risk concerns as Covid-19 impacts Christmas travel plans

10 months ago / 0 comments

Delays or changes to Christmas travel plans due to coronavirus concerns could bring safety issues for drivers with “potentially catastrophic consequences”.

Motorists back crackdown on speeding outside schools

10 months ago / 0 comments

More than four out of five of UK drivers would back the use of speed cameras to target speeding drivers outside schools, but drivers are less … Read More »

Greater police use of dashcams could improve road safety

11 months ago / 0 comments

Clearer guidelines are needed to encourage greater police use of mobile safety cameras and dashcams to prosecute motorists flouting the law.

Speeding must become as socially unacceptable as drink driving, says IAM

1 year ago / 0 comments

Excessive speeding is now seen as acceptable on the motorway and on residential roads by many drivers – prompting renewed calls for major action.

Use apprenticeship cash to fund driver training, fleets urged

1 year ago / 1 comments

Fleets should use funds from the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy to provide driver training, keeping young workers safer and potentially saving lives.  

Government, carmakers and dealers all have role to cut driver distraction, says IAM RoadSmart

1 year ago / 0 comments

Cutting the risks posed by driver distraction requires action by the Government, carmakers and dealers to ensure onboard tech is being used safely.

Latest crash statistics reveal no improvement in UK road deaths

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the Government to lead driving down death and injury on UK roads after a … Read More »

Free IAM RoadSmart guide to help business drivers return to work safely

1 year ago / 0 comments

A new fleet safety guide is now available from IAM RoadSmart, outlining best practice advice on how getting companies, drivers, fleet managers and vehicles back on … Read More »

Derek McMullan assumes IAM RoadSmart chairman role

2 years ago / 0 comments

IAM RoadSmart has named Derek McMullan as its new chairman, replacing Andy Barratt.

HSE should increase focus on at-work driver safety, says IAM RoadSmart

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Health and Safety Executive is being urged to bring the safety of those who drive for work higher up its priority list – part of … Read More »

Smarter driving techniques come to fore in WLTP Challenge 2019

2 years ago / 0 comments

There’s just two weeks left to go until the Fleet World WLTP Challenge 2019 gets underway, proving that today’s official fuel economy figures are more representative than … Read More »

Technology alone not a solution for poor driving, says IAM RoadSmart

2 years ago / 0 comments

Businesses are missing out on opportunities to improve road safety for their drivers by relying on technology alone to solve the problem for them.

Blanket ban on pavement parking could bring major headache for drivers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thousands of drivers could be left without a parking space if a blanket ban on pavement parking is introduced.

Ford boss highlights fleet safety role in new IAM RoadSmart Manifesto

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ford of Britain managing director Andy Barratt is spotlighting the health and safety responsibilities of fleets as he takes on the role of chairman at IAM … Read More »

Businesses must do more to tackle distracted driving, says IAM RoadSmart

3 years ago / 0 comments

Businesses must urgently tackle the issue of distracted drivers at the wheel and overhaul their safety at work policies to help stem the tide of avoidable … Read More »

Police crackdown on speeding gets underway

3 years ago / 0 comments

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has started a two-week crackdown on speeding on our roads that sees police forces around the country target those travelling … Read More »

Drink and drug driving is ‘for losers’, says world champion racing driver

3 years ago / 0 comments

Drivers are being urged not to touch drink or drugs before getting behind the wheel as new research finds a worrying number of people think drink … Read More »

Saving time, saving money: The benefits of driver training

3 years ago / 0 comments

Driver training can save fleets a huge amount of money from very little effort, finds Jonathan Musk, who embarks on IAM RoadSmart’s Eco Driving Course.

Congestion now biggest concern for drivers, says IAM RoadSmart

3 years ago / 0 comments

Traffic congestion has overtaken mobile phone usage to become the top concern among drivers, according to IAM RoadSmart’s fourth annual Safety Culture Survey.

IAM RoadSmart launches fixed-fee driver risk management packages

3 years ago / 0 comments

IAM RoadSmart is launched a monthly fixed fee package for driver risk management, said to be an industry first.