Nomination Form for 2020 AGM
Nomination Form for 2020 AGM

Welcome to the IAM Basingstoke Advanced Driving Group.           Registered Charity No: 1062632

LATEST UPDATE - 22nd July 2020:


Very little has changed during the lockdown so until there is some marked government change relating to our ability to be in a car together the following remains relevant.


Coronavirus Covid-19:


The National IAM RoadSmart management team have now mandated that:


  •  ALL Observed Drives, Tests and Retests are cancelled due to the serious Covid-19  situation and the need to distance each of us from our fellows by at least 2 metres. This is due to possible insurance concerns as well as risk mitigation for you all.
  • It is anticipated observed drives will be able to recommence in August with both Observer and Associate agreement, use of masks etc may be required and sensible.
  •  Memberships will be extended by 6 months without charge to faciliate everyone completing their training and reaching the Advanced Test.
  •  No recruitment or promotional activity may be performed until cleared by the authorities that normal mixing with others may resume.


The local IAM RoadSmart Committee has already cancelled all Group Meetings, but there was a Zoom on-line meeting after the AGM on July 22nd 2020 followed by a quiz. The speakers for these meeting will be rescheduled when the virus position becomes stabilised, and our next Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd September, this may be online but we will keep you posted. 


We have also cancelled our face to face Committee meetings for the foreseeable future, but are using Zoom video-conferencing to hold them on-line which is working well.


There will be a Newsletter approximately monthly until normal service can be resumed, on or around the 20th of each month. Drive safely and avoid the bug if you can! Any input or suggestions welcome please.


John Lymer - Webmaster



We welcome new Members who have joined IAM RoadSmart.

We then train you to the Advanced Driving Test standard.  


We offer courses to suit everyone with all skill levels, from new licence holders to professional road users; our accredited Observers will coach you to achieve the Advanced Driver Qualification by a Test given by an IAM RoadSmart Examiner.


Please note: You automatically become an Associate Member of a Local Group - like ours - on joining the IAM Nationally. You must remain a National IAM RoadSmart member after achieving your Advanced Driving Test pass to qualify for continuing local membership for which we charge a small fee in second and subsequent years- currently £17.50 per annum.


Further Development  When you have achieved IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driving Qualification you may further develop your skills, you may excel on the Test and gain what IAM call a First, where you excel in almost all the test elements. Further with additonal training via Head Office you can develop your skills further to gain an IAM Masters Certificate. More info here IAM Masters


Become a better driver

Do you want to join a driving elite and be one of the most skilled drivers on Britain’s roads? Contact us or enrol at the

National site


You may take a Free Taster Session with us and if you decide to sign up for the Full Membership will be entitled to a 10% discount on the Course Fee.


Becoming a Member of IAM RoadSmart gives you 1 years Local Group membership too, which is renewable for a small fee annually providing you choose to remain an IAM Member.


Please note that from May 2018 you are required to Opt-In to receive e-mail or phone communications from the Group to comply with the new Data Security legislation - GDPR - See 'Join Us' Tab in Heading for more information.




Look at our courses

Have a look at the available courses the IAM offer.


There is a 'Free Taster' trial session on offer currently form Head Office, take the opportunity and receive a 10% discount on the Fee to take the Course - Link Below




More Info

Find out more

Still not sure, read in more detail what it takes to join the driving elite.



Link to IAM for Free Taster -


At the IAM Basingsoke Advanced Driving Group we make better drivers. As a registered UK charity formed in 1986, we’ve spent more than 30 years making our roads safer by improving driver skills through coaching and education.


Our highly trained, qualified and experienced expert Observers who are all volunteers are part of the IAMs lifeblood. We champion the IAM cause and help drive their vision – to be the best, most recognised provider of coaching and advice for all post-licence drivers – and their mission is to make better drivers.



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