Driving to work is risky business, warns IAM

2nd July 2012

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) head of training Simon Elstow has called on motorists to take care when driving to work and try to avoid stress wherever possible.

It comes after a new poll from the motoring body revealed that nearly a quarter of drivers have been involved in an accident on their way to work, with a third experiencing in a near miss over the past year.

The IAM survey also found that ninety-eight per cent of drivers said they had been exposed to negligent road users on their journey, with 40 per cent witnessing such issues on a frequent basis.

A further 45 per cent of drivers believed they would benefit from employer support on how to improve their driving, while 27 per cent would like further driver training.
Mr Elstow said: “Driving to work is a risky business and a bad journey can affect people’s mood at work.

"It’s in the employer’s best interest to help their staff enjoy a stress-free commute, whether that’s through guidance materials, optional training, company policies or ride to work schemes."

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