The views of UK drivers on road safety issues: the IAM Safety Culture Index 2021

Now in its sixth year, this report charts the views of UK drivers on their behaviour and attitudes to road safety and driving issues.

The presentation will focus on attitudes to road safety policy and self-reported behaviour and attitudes. A key outcome is that UK drivers are very supportive of strong road safety measures and are keen to do the right thing – with the exception of motorway speeding and use of hands free phones!

Rebecca Ashton, Head of Policy and Research, IAM RoadSmart

Rebecca Ashton is head of policy and research at IAM RoadSmart. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in road safety, is an advanced driver and is a qualified approved driving instructor.

As the lead representative of IAM RoadSmart on news items relating to driver behaviour, Rebecca regularly appears in the media to raise awareness of critical road safety issues.

She also writes advice and guidance material for UK drivers and motorcyclists to ensure their knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date.

Rebecca represents IAM RoadSmart on several influential road safety committees including the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), Transport Focus, Highways England Road User Panel, the DfT Motorcycle Safety Strategy Group, the IMTD (Institute of Master Tutors of Driving) and also sits on the FIA’s European Driver Training Development working party.