25 May 2012
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next weekend, the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) looks back over how roads and road safety have changed since the Queen came to the throne sixty years ago.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “Road safety gets better by the year, and the technology of roads and cars improves all the time.
“And I’m delighted to say that road safety still receives royal support, in the form of the IAM’s patron, the Duke of Kent, and the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.
“Last year there were 1850 fatalities on our roads...Spending on road safety and roads must remain a priority, to keep the UK at the top of the world road safety league table.”
Notes for editors:
1. *Department for Transport ‘Reported road casualties Great Britain’ ‘Road fatalities over time’ full table available on request.
2. The IAM is the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, dedicated to improving standards and safety in driving, motorcycling and cycling. The commercial division of the IAM operates through its occupational driver training company IAM Drive & Survive. The IAM has more than 200 local volunteer groups and over 100,000 members in the UK and Ireland. It is best known for the advanced driving test and the advanced driving, motorcycling and cycling courses. For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/5/prweb9545205.htm