Welcome to DGIAM, the South West Scotland branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. We are a registered charity that’s affiliated, like over 200 other local groups to the Institute of Advanced Motorists – or IAM. Our aim, like the IAM itself is to improve the standards of driving and the advancement of road safety on Dumfries & Galloway’s roads.
We are made up of a friendly group of volunteers, covering all ages, all with a keen interest in better driving & motoring for all. To this end, we encourage all motorists to take the Advanced Driving Test, and offer them guidance, through our associate scheme, on how to prepare for this.
You can join the group as an existing full IAM member, or as an “Associate” member. Associates are members who have not yet passed their Advanced Driving Test, but wish to get involved and take advantage from the coaching & advice given by our Observers.
The advanced driving course for me was a eye opener; you think you are a good driver until you use “the System”. I enjoyed developing my driving skills further, being more observant spotting hazards or potential hazards as soon as possible so as to take action for the safest route – you can never leave anything to chance.
The course is a benefit to any driver and truly is “a skill for life” a highly recommended addition to your driving skills. – Mark