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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 →

How to deal with road rage: tips from IAM RoadSmart

How to deal with road rage

It was reported by the Express in 2017 that eight out of 10 motorists have fallen victim to road rage. If you’ve experienced road rage at some point – whether it’s been a verbal or physical attack – it can leave you feeling intimidated. If you find yourself in this situation again, what should you Read More →

How to stay safe in snowy driving conditions

Stay safe in snowy driving conditions

With snow set to hit parts of the UK again in the coming days and weeks, make sure you’re armed with the driving knowledge required to tackle frost, snow and ice on your journey. Make sure you exercise caution and safety in these winter road conditions. IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Read More →

BMW releases £30k Mini ahead of its 60th birthday

Mini celebrates 60 years

Mini is celebrating turning 60 in August this year, ahead of this milestone, BMW has decided to release a limited-edition model aptly named the Mini 60 Years Edition. To reinforce the brand’s rich British heritage, this version of the car will only be sold in Britain and will cost you more than a third more Read More →

In 2017 more than half a million potholes were reported

More than half a million potholes were reported in 2017

Local authorities received more than half a million reports of potholes around Britain in 2017. This figure is a 44% increase when compared with figures from two years earlier, according to the RAC. Looking at a four-year period of 2014-2017, a total of 1,737,161 potholes were reported across Britain. This figure doesn’t include the local Read More →

Drivers planning 20 million getaway trips for Christmas says RAC

Christmas traffic stats from RAC

As many as 20 million individual Christmas leisure trips will take place this week in the run-up to Christmas, a study of drivers’ travel plans and congestion forecasts conducted by the RAC and INRIX reveals. The research suggests the getaway traffic in the lead up to Christmas looks as though it’ll be staggered but then 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 →

Drivers should have compulsory eye tests say optometrists

eye tests for drivers

The Association for Optometrists (AOP) has called for a law change concerning drivers and regular eye tests. A shocking 44% of AOP members surveyed said they had seen a patient within the last month who has continued driving despite their vision being below the legal standard. Out of 2,000 members of the public surveyed, 47% Read More →



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