LATEST UPDATE - 3rd September 2020:
As a group we are now nearing readiness to recommence Observed Drives, as long as both Associate and Observer agree. Wearing masks as required for their safety whilst the Coronavirus risk is high and as required by the Government.
The National IAM RoadSmart management team require that:
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 will be online and given by one of our Observers who is also a qualified pilot looking at the differences between flying and driving tuition.
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, the next in September. 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
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 https://www.iamroadsmart.com/
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.
Link to IAM for Free Taster - https://www.iamroadsmart.com/campaign-pages/end-customer-campaigns/free-tasters
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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