Tag Archives: IAM

Technology bigger threat than drink driving

Motorists are now more worried about the dangers of distraction posed by technology and social media than drink-driving, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorist’s (IAM) first major survey into safety culture. The Safety Culture Index report was launched today by the IAM, and is a study of more than 2,000 UK motorists’ attitudes to driving safety and behaviour on […]

Support for speed cameras wavers

A national survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has shown that although most drivers support speed cameras there are big variations across the country – and Londoners and people in the north-east appear to show higher levels of resistance than most. The survey polled 1,000 drivers of all age groups across Britain and asked ‘It is now common […]

Surge in careless driving convictions

Newly released figures show that more than 17,000 drivers have been convicted of careless driving in the space of just two years. New powers were granted to the police in August 2013, allowing them to issue on-the-spot fines to motorists who put the lives of other road users at risk – and since then the number of offenders has rocketed. […]

Driver error main cause of crashes

Analysis by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has found that human factors continue to significantly outweigh other reasons for crashes on British roads. The group has called again for drivers to look on improving driving skills as part of their lifelong personal development. The figures from the Department of Transport show that in 2014 driver/rider error or reaction were […]

New appointment at Hella

HELLA UK Limited has announced the appointment of Bill Johnson to the position of sales director – IAM. Bill joins HELLA from Robert Bosch where he held a number of senior sales positions including that of sales director. Bill started his career as an apprentice for Mercedes-Benz. Bill will head up the company’s passenger car, commercial vehicle and test equipment […]

Speeding still top road offence

Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have found that, over the last decade, speeding is still the biggest motoring-related offence where the defendant is found guilty in court. And the numbers of those found guilty have risen sharply in the past 12 months – from 115,935 to 148,426, an increase of 28% which is the highest number since […]

IAM’s Lesley scoops lifetime award

The Institute of Advanced Motorists’ (IAM) recently appointed commercial director, Lesley Upham, has won a top automotive award at a well-respected motor industry ceremony at the weekend. The 19th Annual bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 (BE2015) took place at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport; and featured a day of exhibits, seminars and networking concluded by the glittering black-tie awards […]

IAM offers safety tips to motorcyclists

This week’s tips from the IAM’s head of driving standards, Peter Rodger, are offering advice to motorcyclists about how to minimise the risk of an accident. Here are Peter’s top tips to ensure you stay safe on the road. Staying visible at all times is extremely important. Hi-visibility clothing is useful during the day, but be aware of the limitations […]

UK road death figures revealed

UK road death figures revealed The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has obtained a breakdown of figures showing the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on roads in England and Wales for the last full year by police force area – showing which were the best and worst performing areas. The figures show the full year figures by police […]

Driving ability effects attraction levels

Bad driving significantly reduces levels of attractiveness in potential partners, with women finding it particularly off-putting, found the first ever scientific study into driving skills and desirability conducted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Finally answering the long-debated question about whether poor driving skills put a dampener on romance, the experiment found bad drivers to be 50% less attractive […]

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