In 1962 we launched our first test for commercial drivers and in 1976 we launched our advanced motorcycling courses and test. By 1986, fleet training was added to the list and nine years later the first IAM minibus test arrived.
We enrolled our 250,000th member in 1994 and we reached 200-plus local IAM groups in the UK in 1998.
Our new head office opened its doors in Chiswick in 2002 and a year later we campaigned for safer road design. We called on the UK government to make it a national transport priority. By 2010 we continued to drive progress through education by publishing policy and research documents, reports and a series of ‘how to’ guides.
In 2016 we celebrate our 60th birthday. Today all our programmes and companies are united under the single IAM RoadSmart brand – reflecting the huge changes we’ve seen take place on UK roads since we started.
Our customers are post-licence drivers and riders, of any age and ability. Our services are designed to teach new skills, improve existing ones and provide confidence and knowledge to get the most from being on the road.
Our unrivalled knowledge and experience means we also influence government policy through authoritative advice and research.