IAM hails increasing road safety

25th May 2012

The UK's transport system has been getting increasingly safe for motorists as the years go on, according to a new report from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Published to celebrate the upcoming Diamond Jubilee, it shows the major steps in road safety which have been taken since the Queen first sat on the throne in 1952.

The transport network is roughly six times safer than it was back then, according to the driving charity.

MOT tests, drink drive limits, and compulsory seatbelt and motorcycle helmet-wearing all came in to place during the Queen's reign.

"Road safety gets better by the year and the technology of roads and cars improves all the time," said IAM chief executive Simon Best.

However, he warned against complacency and stressed that "spending on road safety and roads must remain a priority".

Compound safety group Tyresafe recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of labelling car tyres.

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