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Planning a bank holiday trip? Read these tips

planning a bank holiday getaway? read these tips

If you’re planning a bank holiday getaway then be sure to read our tips on how you can make your journey a safe and stress-free one. Here’s IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, to help you prepare for your trip. Because a little preparation goes a long way. Take some time Read More →

Advice from IAM RoadSmart: riding and driving around horses

Driving around horses - tips from IAM RoadSmart

Horses are powerful animals and have extremely heightened senses. They are ‘flight’ animals, so many revert to their natural instincts at any time. The outcome of this can be extremely challenging for the rider and other road users. There have been 2,570 road incidents reported to the British Horse Society in the last six years. Read More →

The mix of e-scooters & vehicles on our roads is bad news

Mixture of e-scooters and vehicles mean bad news for UK roads

With a wide-ranging review of transport laws announced by the government on 19th March, IAM RoadSmart has warned that the rise in the use of electric scooters alongside vehicles on our roads is bad news for road safety. The Department for Transport revealed its report ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy’ today, which is described as Read More →

Brexit and the automotive industry

Brexit and the automotive industry

UK automotive companies are urging all politicians to do whatever it takes to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit as latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show British car production fell to its lowest level for five years in 2018. 1,519,440 new cars left UK factories, a decline of -9.1%, and Read More →

IAM RoadSmart speaks out about tackling drink-drive crashes

IAM RoadSmart speaks out about tackling drink-drive crashes

As a result of an upward trend in 2017 and no overall progress over the last seven years in reducing the number of casualties caused by drink-driving, the country’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the government to introduce an emergency package of measures to tackle this issue. Measures being advocated Read More →

Who will be designated driver this Christmas? Tips from IAM RoadSmart

Designated driver at Christmas

Being 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 Read More →

New measures to encourage mutual respect between road users

A new 2-year action plan from Department for Transport

A bold two-year action plan has been published by the government in a bid to improve the safety of vulnerable road users in the UK. The action plan sees 50 proposed new measures put forward to help combat road rage and to encourage mutual respect between road users. One of the new measures includes creating Read More →

Volvo voted most-trusted brand for autonomous cars

Volvo most trusted for autonomous cars

When you think of self-driving cars brands that might come to the forefront of your mind include Tesla and Waymo, but would Volvo? In a 2,520-respondent-strong survey conducted by DriveTribe Volvo pips the arguably more recognised self-driving car manufacturers to the post by quite a bit. With 51.1% of the vote, the Swedish manufacturer – Read More →

IAM RoadSmart says pothole fund in 2018 budget isn’t enough

IAM RoadSmart say pothole fund isn't enough

IAM RoadSmart has said that the £420 million investment of the back of the budget announced 29th October 2018 isn’t nearly enough to deal with the long-term pothole crisis. Although the road safety charity has welcomed this investment they say it is a mere drop in the ocean when it comes to tackling the long-term Read More →

The sound of Jaguar I-PACE protects vulnerable road users

The sound of the Jaguar I-PACE protects road users

With no engine sound, the electric Jaguar I-PACE required a new way to warn blind, visually impaired and other vulnerable road users it is approaching at low speed. Jaguar has designed a unique Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) for its first EV that meets and exceeds all forthcoming global legislation. Jaguar’s engineers have developed a Read More →



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