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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

Gradually as the weeks have passed I have subconsciously adopted the techniques, which come from being an advanced driver. Some of these techniques I have to admit I have not enjoyed or seen the necessity in adopting, for instance the continual commentary which accompanies a drive. I have struggled with this technique as my Observer will testify and came home regularly to complain about it, but in this case I seem to be wrong. I now see the benefits of commentating, as it helps keep your concentration whilst driving, which is of course essential. It may take time as I am sure you all understand since it is a difficult technique to pick up and adopt easily, but I know it will be beneficial to my driving in the long term.

Another technique essential to being an advanced driver is the planned system of driving, which once understood and memorised becomes an automatic response in dealing with any hazard. This five point system: information, position, speed, gear and acceleration, when applied, come as close as possible to a fool proof system at avoiding hazards. However, yet again I admit this system of driving has not come as naturally or as quickly to me as I had hoped, but I know it is crucial and I will continue to persevere.”

Lucy


- Lucy
 
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