Young Driver Course
Solihull Advanced Motorists
(“SAM”) welcomes all drivers who want to improve their skills and reach or
exceed IAM Advanced Driver standard. In particular, however, road safety
organisations, the Government, and our local Council Road Safety team are
constantly trying initiatives aimed at under-26 drivers, as this age group is
statistically more likely to be involved in a collision than other groups.
SAM’s Committee has good
links with Solihull Council’s Road Safety Team and wish to assist in every
possible way by encouraging more under-26 drivers in our area to become
advanced drivers. To this end, we are offering a refund of £40 off the initial IAM
Membership fee for under-26 SAM Associate Members who pass their IAM Advanced
Driving Assessment, and who join SAM as
full members after passing their test.
Just a few rules and
conditions, to assist clarity:
- The prospective member must comply with all
the usual rules of IAM/SAM membership
in terms of their legal status to drive a suitable vehicle. SAM does not
run a motorcycle course. We can advise on this if required, but other
groups may not have similar funding schemes.
- Open only to under-26 applicants qualifying
as in 1 above.
- The £40 is refundable only after the
applicant has successfully passed their IAM Advanced Driving Assessment
(“Test”) and has then joined SAM as a full member within one month of
passing. SAM Joining fee is currently £10 (£8.00 if paying by Standing
Order). The Committee will give due consideration to any extenuating
circumstances if the 6 months normal SAM Associate Member expiry date from
allocation is exceeded and the Associate has not yet passed their test.
Please note that IAM membership
is required in order to join and remain with SAM.