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.

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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    East Kent 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: John Barry
    Email Address: membership@ekam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07852 176247

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    East Lancs Advanced Motorists

    Working with drivers from all over East Lancs including Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Darwen, Bacup and throughout the whole of the Rossendale Valley, we are one of the longest established groups in the UK. Car drivers of all ages benefit from this experience and whatever your personal reason is for wanting to become a “better driver”, you will receive a warm welcome from the East Lancashire Team. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Contact Name: Clive Starkie
    Email Address: clive.starkie@btinternet.com
    Phone Number: 07973 732102

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    East London 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: Brian Dunne
    Email Address: membership@elam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07917 404193

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    East Surrey 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: Nicholas Brown
    Email Address: info@eastsurreyiam.org
    Phone Number: 01737 821331

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    East Sussex 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: Peter Higgins
    Email Address: esamchairman@gmail.com
    Phone Number: 07759 278413

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    East Sussex Group of Advanced Motorists

    East Sussex Group of Advanced Motorists

    Contact Name: Shannon Hall
    Email Address: sshall91@outlook.com
    Phone Number: 07854 064669

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    Edinburgh & District 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: Audrey Kane
    Email Address: edgamcontact@gmail.com
    Phone Number:

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    Edinburgh 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 Betts
    Email Address: secretary@edam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07944 490069

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    Exeter & Torbay

    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: John Tibbs
    Email Address: Chairman@iam-exeter.org.uk
    Phone Number: 07522 480883

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    Fife (Kingdom of) Group

    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: Fred Davidson
    Email Address: membership@kofgiam.org.uk
    Phone Number: 0845 604 8342

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