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IAM analyses contributory factors in UK accidents

Failing to look properly combined with other factors was the main contributing factor in over 30,000 accidents recorded in the UK during 2013. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has identified that once again ‘failure to look properly’ is the …

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Drug driving arrests in UK reach 400 per month

Information supplied to the IAM shows the number of people arrested for drug driving in the UK since the introduction of new legislation in March. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed for the first time the true scale …

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UK drug driving laws tightened

From 2nd March, 2015, the laws on driving under the influence of illegal and certain prescribed drugs become more stringent. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has released guidelines to drivers based on the new wording of sections …

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Drink driving reduces in Scotland over the festive season

Figures released by Scottish police show a significant reduction in the level of drink driving in the region over the Christmas and New Year period. Police in Scotland conducted their latest campaign against drink driving in the region over the …

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Traffic enforcement and video management collaboration

Videalert has entered a technology partnership with Wavestore to combine traffic enforcement with video management. The aim of a new technology partnership which Videalert has entered into with Wavestore is to provide local police forces with more powerful tools for …

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Driver monitoring set to reduce US police vehicle accident rate

Telogis and Ford have developed a telematics based driver monitoring system for use in police patrol vehicles to reduce collision risks. According to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund of America, traffic collisions are responsible for the highest death rate …

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Six police forces given power to seize unregistered foreign vehicles

The DVLA and HMRC will work alongside 6 UK police forces to crack down on untaxed and uninsured foreign vehicles being driven illegally. Vehicles brought into the UK from overseas can be used without registration with the Driver and Vehicle …

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Drivers from abroad escape prosecution from speed cameras

Automatic enforcement systems in the UK are enabling foreign drivers to commit speeding offences without fear of prosecution. Using a freedom of information request, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has obtained data from most UK police forces regarding the …

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Surveillance mode technology now available to more vehicle manufacturers

Ford has opened up the availability of its surveillance mode technology to enable other vehicle manufacturers to develop threat detection systems for high risk applications. The patent-pending surveillance mode technology was originally developed by Ford for use on police vehicles …

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Apple iWatch presents significant driver distraction threat

The Institute of Advanced Motorists is warning of the increased distraction potential associated with new phase of wearable technology such as the iWatch. The introduction of the latest in wearable technology, the Apple iWatch, takes the potential for distracted driving …

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