Our local group network

Support for Associate Members preparing for the advanced test is provided by a national network of around 180 local IAM RoadSmart groups. These groups, all run by volunteers, represent a unique resource with unparalleled experience and expertise.

They also enable members to share ideas and contribute to IAM RoadSmart's important work in developing and promoting innovative road safety strategies. You'll meet and enjoy the company of fellow driving and motorcycling enthusiasts. IAM members who have lost touch with their local group will be warmly welcomed back and may be encouraged to become an observer or group official.

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Why join a local group?

As an IAM member you can get more involved in helping others become better drivers and riders, by being an active member of your local group. IAM RoadSmart has around 180 groups across the UK, allowing members to meet like-minded people, share ideas and develop their skills. They are great fun, thanks to social events such as Sunday rides into the countryside, group skidpan courses, treasure hunts or track days, as well as exclusive visits such as a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a motorway control centre.

You can also use your advanced skills to become an Observer or Volunteer.

IAM RoadSmart couldn’t exist without the help of thousands of dedicated members who give their time to help others improve their skills. Having enjoyed the experience of learning with IAM RoadSmart, they want to make a difference and help others follow in their wheel-tracks. Our active volunteers are the lifeblood of IAM RoadSmart, and there are lots of ways you can get involved, such as helping out with local group activities or becoming an Observer.

Our local groups – there are around 180 across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – organise events to raise awareness of driving skills as well as social activities, such as organised rides for members. Active volunteers are always needed, and no special skills are required. What you will get back depends on what you put in but at a minimum, you can expect to feel like you are making a worthwhile contribution to a vitally important cause.

 

Find your local group

To search for your local IAM RoadSmart group please enter the first part of your postcode (e.g. BN4, TW23)

 

Full IAM RoadSmart Group List

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    Solihull

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Dave Fraley
    Email Address: dave.fraley@blueyonder.co.uk
    Phone Number: 07802 350188

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    Somerset & Wiltshire Advanced Motorists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Lindsay Flower
    Email Address: deputychair@swam-iam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07968 126162

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    Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: David Parker
    Email Address: sammembershipsecretary@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07340 180989

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    South Cheshire Advanced Motorcyclists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Geoff Highfield
    Email Address: gh@highfieldassociates.co.uk
    Phone Number: 07973 848383

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    South Eastern - South East London and North West Kent

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Jonathan Eaton
    Email Address: southeastern.group.iam@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07967 511502

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    South Essex Advanced Motorists

    South Essex Group of Advanced Motorists (SEGAM) lead the way in advanced driver training in South Essex. We are committed to helping drivers of all ages develop their driving ability and enjoyment. Our focus is on driving to the ‘police system of car control’, this improves awareness, confidence and self-control by encouraging you to become a thinking driver. During the course you will learn tips and techniques to help you cope with today's bigger, faster traffic, on all road types. The course culminates with the opportunity to take the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driving test. SEGAM also hold bi-monthly meetings for like-minded drivers to continue their development.

    Contact Name: Jo Ellis
    Email Address: Jo@iam-southessex.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07565 184364

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    South Lancs Advanced Motorcyclists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Douglas Nowell
    Email Address: doug@nowell.plus.com
    Phone Number: 07590 010235

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    South Lincolnshire Advanced Motorcyclists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Paul John Morris
    Email Address: mozza002@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07884 113541

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    South Wales Advanced Motorcyclists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us.

    Contact Name: Nick Vaughan
    Email Address: sec.swam@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07939 695571

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    Southampton Advanced Motorists

    As a local IAM affiliated group we provide all the mentoring and guidance you'll need as you develop your advanced skills with our team of friendly and skilled Observers. Each group provides this support in a number of different ways so please get in touch to find out more about the mentoring you will receive from us on your way to becoming a qualified advanced driver. Although our Isle of Wight Group closed in June 2019, Advanced Driver and Rider courses are available and offered through our Southampton and Solent local groups, with car driver training and testing being completed on the Isle of Wight.

    Contact Name: Rob Kelley
    Email Address: Training@iam-southampton.org
    Phone Number: 07890 674126

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