Here, we are pleased to present our latest newsletters which tell you about things we've been doing. When appropriate, we also publish special bulletins concerning road closures which could effect our local car and motorcycle members.
Note that we only keep newsletters covering the last 9 months on this webpage.
(Last reviewed August 2020)
In this feature, we post articles essentially focussing on driving safety matters, which are appropriate to our region.
The top document, tells how the Department of Transport have launched a consultation review concerning important proposed changes to the Highway code. Everybody is able to review these changes and provide input to the consultation process. The online addresses for the changes and survey are given in this sheet.
In the second document, we provide a brief summary of what the Department for Transport is planning for our future in their Road Safety Statement published in July 19. The next document also focusses on road safety and how Average Speed Cameras have improved driver behaviour in our Region.
The next document provides Motorbike riders with a pictorial reminder of POWDERY checks and to complement that, we have also given car drivers a pictorial guide to cockpit checks before getting ready to move off in a diesel or petrol fuel car. (We will sort one for hybrids or electric vehicles in the near future.)
Potholes are very damaging to cars and bikes and it is important that those responsible for our roads are made aware of such hazards. We have included a document telling you how to report them to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire councils so that they can repair these faults and make our roads safer for everyone.
In the last of the listed bulletins, we learn about hazards that a truck driver has to contend with at roundabouts or junctions and what you as a driver or motorcyclist can do to help the driver of a 40te plus truck. Many of you will be familiar with such problems on Anderson drive.
(Last update - May 2020.)
In this section, we show a few pictures of some of the events that we've held or been involved with.
Aberdeen Advanced Motorists group attended the Blast from the Past Classic Car show at Thainstone Centre in July 2019. Our mobile display unit attracted a good number of members of the public and we are hopeful that most of the drivers and riders who expressed an interest and completed an enquiry form will eventually sign up for an Advanced course.
The mini-moto on display was especially attractive to the kids among us!
2) Joff gives the briefing.
3) Everybody seems happy with the arrangements
We have given a number of talks to local groups about Advanced Driving. The pictures below show us presenting at one of the Aberdeen "Men's Shed" Groups and to the MG Owners Club.
In this section, we've pasted some of the articles concerning Aberdeen Advanced Motorists that have appeared in the press, in the days when folk were not so used to reading about groups on websites or social media. We hope you enjoy looking back in our history and seeing how active AAM was in keeping road safety in the public eye.