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Most extreme driving offenders in Britain exposed

The IAM exposes the worst collectors of penalty points with some of them sill allowed to continue driving by the courts. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has used a Freedom of Information request on the DVLA to understand …

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Lane closure link to tachograph breaks

Highways England cites mandatory rest breaks for HGV drivers as one of the top causes of lane closures on the UK road network. With a lack of infrastructure to cater for increasing numbers of lorries on the road network and …

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Driving test experiment shows poor results for qualified drivers

The IAM has conducted an experiment to see if qualified drivers with experience would pass their test if asked to re-take it. According to the results of an experiment by Auto Express and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), around …

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UK survey highlights effects of penalty points on insurance

Insurance premiums can cost up to 90 percent more for driving offenders in the UK who have accumulated larger numbers of penalty points. The fact that insurance costs more if the driver has penalty points is well known since premiums …

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The myth of multi-tasking whilst driving

A new report from TRL and the IAM details the dangers faced by drivers that believe they are able to perform other tasks whilst at the wheel. Expert psychologists have concluded that multi-tasking whilst driving is a myth – and …

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UK motorist support for speed cameras waning

IAM survey shows reduced support amongst motorists for the use and extent of speed cameras in identifying offending motorists. A national survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has shown that although most drivers support speed cameras there are …

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Road safety groups react to rise in UK road casualties

Increases in vulnerable road user casualties in 2014 prompts calls for government action to take stronger action on road safety issues. The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the official figures for road casualties in the country for …

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KSI reductions seen in just a third of police force areas

UK statistics on those killed and seriously injured on the roads show wide regional variations with only a third resulting in improvements. Figures showing the KSI (Killed and Seriously Injured) statistics by region have been released to the Institute of …

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Road safety charity calls for pedestrian protection focus

IAM highlights requirements for pedestrian protection measures to prevent a rise in casualties amongst vulnerable road users involved in collisions with vehicles. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that nearly 18,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents involving vehicles …

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IAM offers free advanced driving assessments

UK drivers can benefit for a free taster session in advanced motoring tuition in a campaign from the IAM to improve standards. IAM President and former world motor racing champion, Nigel Mansell is backing a new campaign from the UK’s …

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