Our Observers are all local people who are passionate about making our roads safer and driving more enjoyable by helping new Associates raise their driving ability to a level that meets IAM RoadSmart's Advanced Test standard. All are volunteers who give up a few hours of their own time every month to coach and mentor Associates through practical driving or riding sessions on a mixed series of routes in and around Aberdeen.
Most of our team of Observers now have the Institute of Motor Industries (IMI) National Observer Qualification with others working towards that. Thus all Aberdeen Associates can be sure that their allocated Observer will deliver a consistently high standard of coaching during the sessions, which is not only geared to the individual Associate's needs but hopefully is enjoyable and provides the inspiration for building confidence in his / her overall driving ability.
If you would like to know what an Associate should expect from his / her Observer and what we expect from Associates when undertaking an advanced driving or riding course, please click this link:
Below, we'd like to present the Aberdeen team of Observers.
AAM have 2 National Observers with Local Observer Assessor qualifications.
AAM have a further 10 National Observers.
AAM currently have 9 further Trainee Observers, who have yet to complete their IMI Local or National assessments, 6 in the biker Observer team and 3 Car Observers.
We are awaiting details from Neil Taylor who will become a driver Local Observer and from David Kerr who aims to become biker Local Observer.
Details last updated in October 2021.
Becoming an Observer can lead to meeting lots of interesting people and sometimes new opportunities. In this piece, Tony Webb tells us about he became involved in setting up a drone port in Montrose. This particular business recently appeared in a good news item on STV's 6 o'clock News.