Monthly Archives: January 2015

50 years on people continue to ignore seat belt laws at their peril, warns the IAM

29 January 2015 The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning that despite 50 years of seat belt laws, far too many drivers and passengers are still putting themselves and others in great danger by not wearing seat belts. The … Continue reading

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IAM calls for employers to raise standards to cut numbers of fatalities amongst company drivers

21 January 2015 The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for companies to step up their commitment to safer business driving on UK roads, by recommending organisations they employ or hire carry the ISO 39001 accreditation – which shows their … Continue reading

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IAM appoints new Chief Executive Sarah Sillars to champion driving and riding skills

19 January 2015 The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has appointed Mrs 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. Sarah’s mission will … Continue reading

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Driving test doesn’t equip new motorists for life on the road, says IAM and young drivers’ group

15 January 2015 Leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and young driver safety organisation the Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust are calling for the UK driving test to be revamped to make it more relevant … Continue reading

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IAM statement on Scottish drink-drive limits

09 January 2015   Police Scotland tested 17,504 drivers for alcohol as part of their four week drink-drive campaign over the festive period and caught 351 drivers under the influence, compared to 434 drivers last year – a 19% reduction. … Continue reading

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IAM calls for traffic education to become part of the National Curriculum

09 January 2015 Leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for traffic education to become an integral part of the National Curriculum, in an effort to cut the numbers of young people killed and injured … Continue reading

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