Institute of Advanced Motorists

iam-roadsmart_logo_rgb_72dpiThese schemes are not designed for those who have a diagnosed notifiable medical condition.

Click here to see the list of notifiable medical conditions
https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving

Mature Driver’s Assessment :
A 60-minute driving assessment to give you – or a loved one – a trusted second opinion and the means to decide if it’s still safe to drive
The Mature Driver’s Assessment is designed to help you – or an older relative – with the difficult and sensitive decision of when and if to stop driving.
Perhaps you’re concerned that your reactions aren’t as fast as they used to be, or that your general driving ability has deteriorated over time. Or you may just need a little extra reassurance after a break from driving or prior to reapplying for your licence at age 70.
If so, the Mature Driver’s Assessment offers an impartial second opinion to help you make the right decisions.

Step 1 – A 60-minute driving assessment in your own car, on familiar routes, with one of our approved assessors. If you’d like a friend or family member to sit in, that’s fine by us.

Step 2 – A confidential written report and a certificate to recognise you as an ‘Excellent’ or ‘Competent’ driver, or advice that your driving isn’t quite up to scratch – and what you might do to improve it.

At just £49, a Mature Driver’s Assessment could be one of the best investments you ever make in your own safety, the safety of your passengers and your confidence behind the wheel. Why not book yours today?

To find out more click here

Endorsement of Mature Driver Assessment
Former Yorkshire motocross champion, Philip Green has been praised for his outstanding driving performance after completing one of our IAM driving assessments in his Porsche 911.

Despite having over 50 years’ experience in both driving and riding, the spirited 89-year-old undertook the IAM assessment to gain more confidence behind the wheel, in which an IAM approved assessor evaluated his driving performance. While the assessment is designed to give older drivers a trusted second opinion, Philip urged other drivers to take an IAM driving assessment to gain a sense of self-satisfaction.

Assessed across a variety of roads and dual-carriageways IAM examiner, Ross Williams said: “Philip’s hazard perception skills are highly commendable. He handled the vehicle very well and demonstrated the ability to make all adjustments in speed smoothly and steadily”.

Having owned more than 10 performance cars over the last 30 years, Philip added: “There’s a real misconception that not everyone can drive a Porsche, but they’re not at all fiery or fast – unless you want them to be. I drive my Porsche every day and it is a safe vehicle”.

IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig said: “We understand the need for mobility and independence at all ages – and how much people want or need to drive. Philip Green is a fine example of what older drivers can do if they don’t give up too early. That’s why we’ve developed a number of driving assessments, including a Mature Driver’s Assessment – so that the likes of Philip can happily continue driving his Porsche for many more years”.

Skill For Life :
Our Skill for Life course delivers advanced driving stemming from the police’s Roadcraft driving manual, helping you to improve your skills. To date over 400,000 people have taken our Advanced Driving Test, quality assured by the DSA. As a charity we benefit from a nationwide network of volunteers dedicated to raising driving standards and making the UK’s roads a safer place. They are the reason that Skill for Life is possible and will take you on as many observed drives as you need to prepare for the Advanced Driving Test.

IAM Drive/Ride Check :
Offers you an opportunity to have a relaxed and informed session with an IAM examiner who can support some best practice driving procedures and discuss any driving issues, which may make you, feel uncomfortable. You will get a 60 minute on-road, general assessment by a qualified IAM examiner. At the end of the drive you will receive a copy of the completed assessment form

IAM Drive Check55 :
In recent years there have been many changes in vehicle and roadside technology, from increasing numbers of people on the road to new distractions in your car. Keeping up to date with this constant evolution has never been more important.

IAM DriveCheck55 offers you an opportunity to have a relaxed and informed session with an IAM examiner who can support some best practice driving procedures and discuss any driving issues, which may make you, feel uncomfortable.

DriveCheck55 has been developed with the older driver in mind, and addresses the issues that they may face.

Momentum :
Losing the L plates is a great achievement, so well done. But the driving test only goes so far and at the end of the day you can pass without experiencing many of the challenges that driving can throw your way. The good news is that you don’t need to re-sit the driving test to be better prepared. In just two steps our Momentum assessment can help you identify how to further improve your driving Step 1 – An online assessment that can be completed in the comfort of your own home before going out on the road. It helps to assess the environment in which you typically drive and gets a handle on your attitude to road risks. Step 2  A 60 minute on-road, general assessment by a qualified IAM examiner. At the end of the drive you will receive a copy of the completed assessment form .

Drive/Ride assessment:
Local groups also offer free assessments drives or rides, please check their websites which can be found in the group section of the IAM website. www.iam.org.uk

Older Drivers Awareness IAMLocal Links

Basingstoke IAM – Click here to go to their web site