Tag : IAM RoadSmart
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 »
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 »
One in 10 drivers have momentarily fallen asleep behind the wheel, potentially putting their lives and other drivers’ at risk.
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 is becoming more of a taboo among motorists, with some now considering it less acceptable than they did five years ago.
Potholes are becoming a growing concern for drivers, overtaking texting and drink driving in problem ratings.
Fleet drivers at Northern Powergrid have responded enthusiastically to the firm’s new Advanced Driver Training, with scores of employees taking up the offer.
New figures show a significant reduction in UK road deaths and casualties as a direct result of the fall in traffic during lockdown conditions.
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 »
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.
Delays or changes to Christmas travel plans due to coronavirus concerns could bring safety issues for drivers with “potentially catastrophic consequences”.
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 »
Clearer guidelines are needed to encourage greater police use of mobile safety cameras and dashcams to prosecute motorists flouting the law.
Excessive speeding is now seen as acceptable on the motorway and on residential roads by many drivers – prompting renewed calls for major action.
Fleets should use funds from the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy to provide driver training, keeping young workers safer and potentially saving lives.
Cutting the risks posed by driver distraction requires action by the Government, carmakers and dealers to ensure onboard tech is being used safely.
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 »
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 »
IAM RoadSmart has named Derek McMullan as its new chairman, replacing Andy Barratt.
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 »
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 »
Businesses are missing out on opportunities to improve road safety for their drivers by relying on technology alone to solve the problem for them.
Thousands of drivers could be left without a parking space if a blanket ban on pavement parking is introduced.
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 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 »
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 »
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.
Traffic congestion has overtaken mobile phone usage to become the top concern among drivers, according to IAM RoadSmart’s fourth annual Safety Culture Survey.