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Institute of Advanced Motorists And Motorcyclists

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Jamie Wood

Chairman and Motorcycle Observer

Car and Motorcycle Member

Member Since 2005


Graeme McColm 

Vice –Chair and Chief Motorcycle Observer (National IMI)

Car and Motorcycle Member

Member Since 1978


Helen Cameron

Secretary and Car Observer

Car Member

Member Since 1995


Russell Wears

Treasurer and Car Observer

Car and Motorcycle Member

Member Since 1992


Stewart Cameron

Senior Car Observer (National IMI)

Car Member

Member Since 1999


Andrew Bird

Senior Motorcycle Observer (National IMI) and Motorcycle Co-ordinator

Motorcycle Member

Member Since 2002


Neil Martynuik

Database Co-ordinator and Motorcycle Local Observer

Motorcycle Member

Member Since 2007


Karen Martynuik

IAM Magazine Editor and Trainee Car Observer

Car and Motorcycle Member

Member Since


Chris Bardsley

Committee Member

Motorcycle Member

Member Since 2008


Chris Wilson

Website and IAM Magazine Editor and Trainee Car Observer

Car Member

Member Since

 


Clint Smith

Committee Member

Motorcycle Member

Member Since


Steven McColm

Motorcycle Observer

Motorcycle and Car Member

Member Since

 


Derek Hunter

Motorcycle Local Observer

Motorcycle Member

Member Since

Well I have always been interested in driving and eventually passed my test in 2007. I looked into doing pass plus but it just didn’t seem very good. When I heard about IAM I jumped at the chance. Naturally once it came nearer to the time of my first drive, I started getting a little worried ……… silly me because it was really interesting.

The good thing about only driving for a year is that I didn’t really have a chance to build up bad habits. I guess like a lot of younger drivers though you do start to think well I’ve passed my test so I must be pretty good at this driving malarky. After a few drives, it became clear that I had a lot to learn and my observer did an excellent job of setting the pace.

One thing I did notice that kept creeping up was my driving was just far too hurried. Gear changes and clutch control were an absolute nightmare and now with a little tlc my car loves me for not being quite so brutal. Smooth and fluid have replaced jerky and rushed. Another thing to note is that with practise and a little time my reversing is so much more confident that I can do it all the time. Fantastic.

In a nutshell the IAM got me more interested in driving. It has shown me how to be a better and safer driver. I also have more knowledge about the world of driving which i can retain for the future. The people that give up their time for this are brilliant and want to make a difference. I can but try and do the same. You would be mad to pass this kind of opportunity up.

IAM I salute you! – Richard


- Richard
 
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