Policy & Research Reports

reports-category-header-01Our policy team publishes original and award winning research on a range of road safety topics, looking at behaviour, education and infrastructure.

Recent topics include local investment, the dangers of using a smartphone while driving, and an analysis of young driver attitudes.

We aim to use our research to highlight current issues, raise awareness, and influence government policy. We would like to hear from anyone interested in our work, and welcome ideas for new topics and partnerships.

If you would like to sign up for regular policy updates please contact us at policy@iam.org.uk.

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Speed cameras:
a snapshot of drivers' opinions

Road safety cameras (speed cameras) are in use across England, Scotland and Wales and have been for over twenty years, since the Road Traffic Act (1991) enabled courts to accept evidence from approved cameras.

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Licensed to skill:
contributory factors in road accidents

Driver and rider error is the biggest contributory factor in both deaths and serious injuries on our roads today. This report looks at five years’ worth of accident data recorded by the police and analyses the different contributory factors.

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Councillor's Opinions on Road Safety

The IAM sent a survey to every councillor in the UK to find out their views on road safety priorities. Over a thousand responses were received showing a variation of priorities often distinguishable by parties. Overall the IAM was pleased to see that road safety is still viewed as a priority for most UK councillors.

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Transforming Riding:
An Evaluation of Advanced Motorcycling

This report shows clearly that preparing for and taking the IAM Advanced Motorcycle test bring positive and lasting benefits for motorcycle riders. The vast majority of people who take our courses say it makes them feel safer, more confident, more attentive, more observant and more decisive in their riding.

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