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Number of drink-drive casualties reaches four-year high

UK road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has called on communities to join the fight against drink-driving, as government figures show the number of drink-drive casualties to have reached a four-year high. Department of Transport statistics announced today (10 August) revealed an estimated 9,040 people having been killed or injured on Britain’s roads in 2016 in […]

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Should motorway driving be included on the driving test?

Almost two-thirds of drivers surveyed (61%) believe motorway driving should be included in the driving test, according to a recent survey by Citroën UK and IAM RoadSmart. From  Monday 4 June 2018, student drivers are able to have driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales. This latest update follows changes made to the […]

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Prime Minister pledges to look at a graduated licensing (GDL) scheme for young drivers

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to look at introducing a graduated licensing (GDL) scheme for young drivers – calling it long overdue. The pledge came during Prime Minister’s Questions, as Labour MP Jenny Chapman told MPs that one in four young drivers was involved in an accident within the first two years of starting […]

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Drivers checking social media behind the wheel is the biggest worry from other road users

New research about the attitudes and concerns of UK drivers has found the biggest worries are people updating social media or sending text messages while driving, drink or drug driving and mobile phone use. Drivers checking social media is the biggest single perceived threat that road users feel – slightly higher than those who text and […]

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Top tips for new van drivers

This week’s tips give advice to all those planning on driving a van for the first time, or those who want a refresher, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman. 1. Sitting in the driving seat of a van may feel different to start with because the driving position is not the […]

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