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Institute of Advanced Motorists And Motorcyclists

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Whether you are interested in Advanced Driving or Motorcycling, for more details and an information pack, please contact Helen Cameron, the Group Secretary on 07707 035518

Alternatively you can email Helen with your request; don’t forget to include your name and address if you want an application form sent to you.

You can come along to one of the Group nights and see what goes on. Have a look at the events page to see what’s planned. It would be best to check with the Secretary before just to make sure there has not been a change of venue.

Information packs are available direct from IAM via their web site, or telephone 0208 996 9600.

I initially became interested in Advanced Driving as I thought it would be a good achievement to have “under your belt”. I then heard that a friend had recently become an observer and it all spiralled from there. The first drive was slightly daunting and I had a lot to take. It also highlighted a few habits I had picked up that we would have to remedy.

After the initial drive it just got better and better along with the enjoyment and safety of my driving. I could basically see my driving style changing after each session with my Observer. It is after all quite exciting driving to the same system adopted by the Police. People need to understand that it’s not about driving slowly and going out for nice Sunday drives, it really can bring enjoyment to your driving and totally opens your eyes.

On the day of my test I was understandably nervous, but the tester, who I may add, was a pleasant down to earth chap put me at ease from the very beginning. I just applied all my newly found driving skills and incorporated them as per my usual sessions with my Observer. Understandably I was elated when I had found out I had past, a real achievement.

Since passing the test I have gone on to become an Observer myself and now have my own Associates. I have also enjoyed trips to Tulliallan Police College which has been a grand experience. I would advise any driver who enjoys there driving to take up the Skill for Life course as it will certainly increase your enjoyment and make you altogether a safer driver”. – Noel


- Noel
 
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