Road Safety

25th January 2018
IAM Roadsmart is calling for driving lessons in the dark for new motorists

Night-time lessons could save lives

Dating in the dark, dining in the dark and now driving in the dark; no – the latter is not the latest hipster trend, it’s a suggestion […]
15th January 2018
Experts warn keyless entry systems could be the reason for the rise in car thefts

Is your motor safe from theft?

Vehicle thefts in England and Wales have shot up by almost a third (30%) over a three year period, according to figures released as part of […]
4th October 2017
AEB as standard could prevent 122,860 road traffic casualties

AEB could prevent thousands of casualties a year

Whether it’s splurging on some high-spec trims, or opting for the luxury of an in-car satellite navigation, those added extras make buying a new car a […]
17th August 2017

The rise of the dash cam

An incident a couple of week’s ago has underscored the prominence of the dash cam in modern motoring. Jaw-dropping dash cam footage posted on Twitter by […]
10th August 2017
Driverless cars are being tested on controlled highways in Virginia

Driverless car revealed as man dressed in car seat costume

After tracking the car across the city of Arlington, Virginia and eventually chasing it down to a red light, Adam Tuss, a reporter for NBC Washington found […]
8th August 2017
Trials of fully-automated driverless vehicles were launched in London in April

Safety experts warn over driverless car ‘grey area’

So – it turns out not all automated vehicles will be fully automated… and not knowing exactly what self-driving cars are capable of could result in […]
4th August 2017
Can new technology stop drivers texting behind the wheel?

New technology aims to prevent text driving collisions

New software with a “do not disturb” feature will reduce the number of deaths caused by texting while driving, international safety bodies have said. Speaking to […]
19th July 2017
2pm on Saturday 22 July is the most dangerous time on UK roads

Stay safe on the roads this “Black Saturday”

This Saturday is “Black Saturday”. Now, that may sound like something from Game of Thrones (it’s on our mind… can you really blame us?), but it’s […]
17th July 2017
Don’t let the stress of driving abroad ruin your holiday

Driving abroad: Everything you need to know

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, fun and memorable. Unfortunately for some, driving abroad is anything but relaxing, definitely isn’t fun and could be memorable for […]
19th June 2017
Driving to a festival has never been easier with these top tips

Driving to a summer festival

There are few better ways to celebrate the summer than a music festival. You just can’t beat the bright lights, amazing bands and the great atmosphere […]
27th March 2017
Single/Double Summer Time would see brighter evenings all year round

Changing how we change the clocks – could it improve road safety?

In case you weren’t aware, the clocks went forward this weekend. And yes, unfortunately, that’s the bad one for those of us that like our sleep. […]
14th March 2017
Stars such as Pharrell Williams, Rafael Nadal and Vanessa Low support the initiative

Star studded lineup for FIA’s road safety initiative

Some of the biggest names in the world have come together in a bid to help make our roads safer. The fédération internationale de l’automobile (FIA), […]
3rd March 2017

New child car seat rules explained

The laws behind child car seats changed on 1st March, but a study shows the majority of UK parents don’t even know what the old laws […]
23rd February 2017
Follow these top tips for driving safely in high winds

How to stay safe in windy weather

Windy weather can cause trouble on the roads. Luckily, IAM RoadSmart has come up with 5 simple tips to stay safe when the gusts pick up, […]
9th February 2017

(Car) service with a smile

They say only a bad craftsman blames their tools. We have to disagree. If a craftsman has a broken saw and half a screwdriver, it doesn’t […]
12th January 2017
Get your windscreen chip fixed as soon as possible to avoid it turning into a crack.

Why it’s a cracking idea to get windscreen chips fixed

You’re driving along the road when a lorry wheel flicks up a stone which hits your windscreen and causes a chip. Frustrating, we know…but our windscreen […]
23rd December 2016
Driving through flood water can be life-threatening – just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car

Drivers urged to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

Sadly, instead of snow, wet and windy conditions are expected over the festive weekend. The Environment Agency is warning motorists of a wet – not white […]
21st December 2016
1 in 5 ignore warning lights when driving home for Christmas

1 in 5 ignore warning lights when ‘driving home for Christmas’

Every year it’s the same. You try to get everything sorted early, but it comes to the week before Christmas and there’s still something you need […]
24th November 2016
Road safety charity Brake is urging all young drivers to take their pledge and drive safely.

Drivers urged to take ‘Brake Pledge’ for Road Safety Week

Have you taken the Brake Pledge? Road safety charity Brake is urging all young drivers to take its pledge and drive safely. This is in accordance […]
18th November 2016
The promo for Jeremy Clarkson's new show The Grand Tour has been slammed by road safety charities.

Car crash promo for Jeremy Clarkson’s new show slammed by road safety charity

A road safety charity has slammed mock car crashes staged as a promotion for Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show as “crass” and “insensitive”. The fake crashes […]