More than 65 per cent of motorists want to retain the right to drive even though driverless cars are coming, two new pieces of research have shown. IAM RoadSmart – formerly the Institute of Advanced Motorists – conducted an independent survey of 1,000 British motorists and a separate poll among its 92,000 members.
Want to get lucky? Then brush up on your driving technique and manners. After questioning 50 men and women aged between 20 and 30 years, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has determined that bad drivers are 50 per cent less attractive than drivers with good skills. Although the small sample group size means the results must be treated carefully, drivers would be well-advised to avoid the top ‘turn off’ behaviours.
According to a white paper issued by the Institute of Advanced Motorists’ (IAM) Drive and Survive division, drivers who cover high mileages are the category of road user most likely to think speed cameras have ‘little or no influence’ in reducing road casualty numbers in the UK. The paper, titled Speed Cameras – The Views of High Mileage Drivers, also found 28 per cent of high-mileage drivers have a negative view of speed cameras – ten per cent more than other drivers. More than half the high-mileage drivers surveyed for the paper also viewed speed cameras as little more than a ‘money making tool’ – more than another category of road user.
Nine people were caught by safety cameras in Scotland exceeding 120mph during 2014, according to the latest figures obtained by road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The charity made a Freedom of Information request to Police Scotland asking for details of the Top 20 cases of excessive speeding captured on safety cameras on Scottish roads in 2014.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has appointed Sarah Sillars OBE, one of the leading women in British industry, as its new chief executive officer as she returns full-time to the automotive sector.