The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) today welcomed the announcement that an additional £40,000 in extra funding will be made available to support the development of car clubs.
Neil Greig, IAM director of policy and research, said: “Car club schemes offer many in urban areas access to cars, providing opportunities for those who couldn’t otherwise afford or find room for them, and they reduce congestion and free up parking for other residents.
“The environmental and congestion-busting benefits of car clubs are clear, but their frequent car renewal means better road safety as more drivers will be using newer, safer cars with the latest in modern crash protection and collision avoidance features.
“Car clubs, government and individuals should also be aware that this could mean an influx of inexperienced drivers on the roads. Driver training or drive-checks should be offered as part of the package to ensure car club members stay as safe as possible.”
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