IAM RoadSmart urges new government to prioritise drivers

IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s leading road safety charity and advocate, helping to improve driving and riding skills through courses and coaching, has called for the new government to prioritise the state of the road network in the country as well as road safety.

IAM RoadSmart Policy and Standards Director Nicholas Lyes said: “IAM RoadSmart welcomes the new government and ministers to their positions. Doubtless to say, there are plenty of issues that need to be addressed: Motorists are dealing with pothole-plagued roads, expensive pump prices, soaring insurance premiums, and worse, progress on reducing serious and fatal road collisions has stalled for many years.

“Work must urgently begin to create safer, more affordable roads for all, with a focus on introducing a form of graduated driving licenses for new drivers, which has reduced fatalities in other countries. With road traffic crashes being one of the leading causes of death among the under-25s, it’s clear that road safety needs to be at the at the top of the agenda.”



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