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Organisation backs Road Safety Action Plan to halve EU road deaths by 2020.
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IAM urges motorists to maintain safety record

IAM urges motorists to maintain safety record

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has encouraged European drivers to continue reducing road fatalities.

Speaking on the third European Road Safety Day yesterday (October 12th), IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig praised motorists in Europe for their safety record, noting that last year the UK had the safest roads on the continent.

Mr Greig supported the European Commission's Road Safety Action Plan to halve road deaths in the EU by 2020, adding that the main focus should be on maintaining the progress made so far.

"We especially applaud the target to promote continuous post-licence training for non-professional drivers, something we started and have championed in the UK for over 50 years," the director commented.

He added that a recent IAM report found the number of drivers in the EU over the age of 70 will increase dramatically in the next 20 years, further highlighting the need for post-licence tests.

Meanwhile, the organisation has warned motorists to take extra care on the road during weekday mornings and afternoons throughout October in light of International Walk to School Month.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800113484-ADNFCR