Driving home from hospital

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Back in February 2020, as a soon-to-be first-time mum and a member of IAM RoadSmart, I had so many fears going through my mind as my due date crept around the corner. “What if I go into labour in the car?…What if I’m screaming in the car on the way to hospital and it distracts […]

Back to school

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With a phased return to school for primary school pupils due to begin in England next week, IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, is reminding parents, carers, drivers and riders to be on full alert in the vicinity of schools. With drop-off and collection arrangements likely to be staggered and some people […]

Pensioners have more penalty points than young drivers

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There are more than 304,000 pensioners (over 65s) currently driving on UK roads with penalty points on their licence, nearly 25 times the number of young teenage drivers – of which there are just over 12,000 with penalty points. The findings, which came from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the DVLA by the […]

Smart Motorways Survey

A new House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry has been announced by MPs into the safety and roll out of smart motorways. Campaigners against them have called for them to be scrapped, some labelling them as ‘death traps’. One coroner concluded that smart motorways ‘present an ongoing risk of future deaths’ while another has referred […]

National Motorcyclists Council Update

As previously mentioned in Inform, IAM RoadSmart are founder members of a new coalition of motorcycle riders organisations – the National Motorcyclists Council (NMC). The NMC was formally launched in a virtual event on Friday 5th March. The event was well attended by over 60 participants including 5 MPs and Charley Boorman of ‘Long Way […]

Powered Two Wheelers Riders Event

Neil Greig is one of the on-line presenters taking part in a month long Powered Two Wheelers (PTW) safety Event. The event will discuss the best ways to improve safety and reduce collisions among PTW users and Neil will be talking about our evaluation study on advanced riders. In the 2019 there were 6,198 killed […]

Inform Update

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We will now be publishing Inform as a monthly newsletter as opposed to bi-weekly, it will be sent out on the first Wednesday of each month, please keep an eye out for it. We will still be sending weekly ‘News Alerts’ with any timely news, for example COVID-19 updates.

IAM RoadSmart Webinars

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We have recently started looking into Webinars for our Volunteers, Members and Associates. We are pleased to announce that our first webinar will be held on Tuesday 30 March at 7pm. The webinar will be on Neurodiversity, examining how learning difficulties can impact the development of advanced riders and drivers. The webinar will be hosted […]

Group Chairs Webinars

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Thank you to all Group Chairs who accepted our personal invite to the IAM RoadSmart Group Chairs webinars during February. The webinars, hosted by Amanda Smith (Head of Field Service Delivery) and Peter Serhatlic (Regional Service Delivery Team Manager North) ably assisted by the ASDMs, were delivered over the course of 2 weeks to 131 […]

IAM RoadSmart Webinars

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists

We have recently started looking into Webinars for our Volunteers, Members and Associates. We are pleased to announce that our first webinar will be held on Tuesday 30 March at 7pm. The webinar will be on Neurodiversity, examining how learning difficulties can impact the development of advanced riders and drivers. The webinar will be hosted […]