IAM RoadSmart chair pledges to focus on driver behaviour

9 Apr 2019

IAM RoadSmart chair pledges to focus on driver behaviour

The new chairman of independent road safety organisation IAM RoadSmart has said he wants to focus on driver and rider behaviour in order to make Britain's highways a safer place.

Andy Barratt was recently appointed to the post at the helm of the organisation and is soon to launch a revamped IAM RoadSmart Manifesto.

In the document, which will be presented to the House of Commons Transport Committee into Road Safety, he will detail the key areas he believes could have the most impact on cutting the number of people killed or injured on the roads.

Among the points Mr Barratt will include are the importance of post-driving test training, boosting driver confidence and extending driver rehabilitation after motoring convictions.

The manifesto will also feature information on safety as connected and autonomous vehicles continue to be adopted.

"In taking the chair of IAM RoadSmart, my focus will be to ensure that human factors are high on the road safety agenda," Mr Barratt commented.

IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses operated by the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Formed in April 2016, it has 92,000 members and campaigns on road safety on their behalf.