Our Observers are all unpaid volunteers who provide on-the-road coaching in the system of advanced driving advocated by IAM RoadSmart ("IAM") to our Associate Members. There are two grades of Observer, both of which are certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry ("IMI"). The grades, and the number we have within each grade, are:
Four of our Observers have achieved Masters standard, which is the highest standard of driving awarded by IAM, and also the highest standard available to civilian drivers. The four are: Denis Hale, David Heath, Gerry Tobin, and Steve Walker.
Without our Observers we could not provide the necessary training for our associates. Our Observers, having passed their Advanced Driving Test, decided to take on the challenge and to freely give their time to the development of others. Below are the Active Observers, without whom we could not run the group.
IMI Approved National Observers
Steve Walker - Masters - Chief Observer
Denis Hale - Masters
David Heath - Masters
Gerry Tobin - Masters
IMI Approved Local Observers
IMI Trainee Observers