Take a trip down


this Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day, take a trip down memory lane as we remember all the times our mums and mother figures have been there for us.

Our mums always kept us safe on the roads, so why not give the gift of road safety back this Mother’s Day? Purchase any qualifying course before the 19th March 2023 using code 'MUM23', and you could WIN a Fortnum and Mason Hamper worth £85!*

Please note for anyone looking to purchase an e-Voucher, these will need to be ordered by midday on Friday 17th March to guarantee arrival in time for Mother's Day.



Watch: A Clean Start

Remember mum coming to visit with a car packed full of our favourite food and clean washing - what more could you ask for? Fast forward to life as adults and now it’s our turn to take care of our beloved mums.

We asked some of our members to tell us how their mum inspired them to take one of our Advanced Courses, or even to do it together. Here are some of their stories…



In secret she joined the IAM...

"My Father was in the Police force and was forever telling my mother how to drive, so in secret she joined the Institute of Advanced Motorists back in the early '80's and presented him with her certificate. His face was picture and long story short, all three of their daughters have done the same. All my children have benefitted and are observant drivers. In fact, I am now a Local Observer and looking forward to training to be a National Observer." - Lisa Collins

My mother was born in 1900...

"My mother was born in 1900 so never had to take a driving test! However, she taught my father, his brother, me, my brother and two of her grandchildren how to drive! My brother and I had just two lessons each from a driving instructor, mainly to be familiar with what was expected of us in the test which we both passed first time. She continued to drive very safely until the age of 92, when she decided that she no longer enjoyed it. We came back from a holiday one day and she just announced to us “I’ve sold the car” … and that was that!" - Tony Sarafian 

My mum taught me to drive...

"My mum taught me to drive, and I had three lessons with a driving school to make sure she hadn’t missed anything! I had heard of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and by chance saw a stand organised by Merseyside Group of Advanced Motorists. I joined that day in 1974 and passed my test in 1975, soon becoming an Observer and then committee member.

My mum had always been a good driver and I encouraged her to join too, she was about 60 and passed first time. My mum joined the Sefton Group, where I was Chair at the time, she drove until she was 90.  I never had to tell her when she should scale back her driving and then stop, she was very aware of her ability." - Stella Owen  


hamper 2023 prize mothers day

WIN a Fortnum and Mason Hamper worth £85!

Whether she’s a driver or rider, give your mum the gift of road safety this Mother’s Day and you could win a Fortnum and Mason Hamper.

To enter, purchase one of the following courses before 19th March 2023, and use code 'MUM23' at checkout.

(Terms and condition apply.)


Advanced Driver

Our Advanced Driver course gives you additional on-road knowledge and skills, above and beyond what is taught when you learn to drive.

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Advanced Rider

The perfect gift for any motorcyclist, our Advanced Rider course helps you to control the position and speed of your bike with skill and responsibility.

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Mature Driver Review

Our Mature Driver Review is a relaxed, 1-hour session with an IAM RoadSmart expert - perfect for those needing a skills boost in later life.

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On-Road Modules

Our on-road modules are short 75-minute sessions, designed to improve specific driving skills such as Motorway Driving and Driving in Towns.

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JLP IAM RoadSmart Observer

Who are IAM RoadSmart?

We are IAM RoadSmart, the UK's leading independent road safety charity. We exist to improve the standards of driving and riding on UK roads, and improve the standards of road safety across the country. We also deliver a range of other training and driving support, as well as informing and influencing government and key decision-makers.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Competition closes on 19/03/23 at 11:59pm
  2. To enter, use code ‘MUM23’ at checkout when purchasing any of the qualifying products
  3. Qualifying products: Advanced Driver, Advanced Driver Gift Voucher (including e-Voucher), Advanced Rider, Advanced Rider Gift Voucher (including e-Voucher), Mature Driver Review, Mature Driver Review Gift Voucher (including e-Voucher), Any On-Road Module
  4. One entry per person
  5. The competition is open to UK residents only
  6. Prize includes one Hamper from Fortnum & Mason worth £85
  7. There is no cash alternative
  8. Prize subject to availability
  9. The winner will be selected at random
  10. The winner will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize
  11. Promoter: IAM RoadSmart 12. Promoter Address: 1 Albany Place, Hyde Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3BT