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Safer roads for all: IAM RoadSmart manifesto calls on political parties to prioritise road safety

Safer roads for all: IAM RoadSmart manifesto calls on political parties to prioritise road safety

Manifesto calls for all parties to commit to an updated road safety strategy and a national roads renewal programme Focus should be on skills, infrastructure, and enforcement
The UK’s largest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has published its manifesto “safer roads for all” calling on all political parties to bring forward plans to reduce the numbers of killed and seriously inj

Graduated Driver Licences - IAM RoadSmart responds to introduction of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (New Drivers) Bill

Graduated Driver Licences - IAM RoadSmart responds to introduction of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (New Drivers) Bill

Yesterday, Kim Leadbeater MP brought forward the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (New Drivers) Bill as a 10-minute motion. Responding, IAM RoadSmart Director of Policy and Standards Nicholas Lyes said:
"Evidence from around the world shows that graduated driver licensing saves lives and reduces injuries where it has been introduced. In 2022, more than 300 people in Britain lost their lives f

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More than a fifth of young motorists believe it is okay to get behind the wheel after taking class A drugs

A greater proportion of drivers aged 17-34 consider it acceptable to drive after consuming class A substances, such as cocaine, compared to over 50s.Disparity in perceived acceptability highlights stark generational divide in attitudes towards drug-driving.
More than a fifth of motorists (22%) aged 17-34 believe it is okay to drive after using Class A drugs, according to new research published

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