Advanced Motorists (SAM) is a registered charity (No: 1054280), affiliated to IAM RoadSmart ("IAM"), previously the Institute of Advanced Motorists, which is itself a registered charity
(No: 249002). Now in our 31st year, our main objective is to improve road safety by raising
We are a
friendly group keen on promoting the benefits of being a better driver while
also enjoying driving. We have around 200 Members, many of whom have been
with us for many years, and who continue to support the group, either actively
at meetings and events, or by simply continuing their membership. We run a
programme of meetings and events through the year. Details of our current
programme can be found here.
in addition to acting in the interests of our Members, is dedicated to ensuring
we both adhere to the principles of advanced driving promoted by IAM, and
act within the rules laid down by the Charities Commission. The Officers of the
Committee (Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) are elected by the Members at the
AGM for a period of one year, at the end of which they are required to either
stand down or seek re-election for a further year. Other Committee members,
also elected by the Members, stand for a period of three years. The current
Committee membership is detailed here.
In order to
promote better driving within the community, our primary responsibility is to
train new members in the system of advanced driving laid down by IAM, in
order that they can take and pass the Advanced Driver Test. To do this we
run a mix of theory presentations backed up by a course of on the road driving
with an experienced Observer. All of our theory presenters and Observers are
unpaid volunteers, who give up their time willingly in order to help those who
commit themselves to the courses to improve their driving. Details of the courses
and on the road drives can be found here.
People join IAM, and subsequently us, for various reasons:
If you think
you fit into one of the above categories, or if you just want more information,
why not contact us and we will be happy to help. You can contact us here.