Plymouth & District Advanced Motorists
Affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (Group 1134)

Latest Group News...

  A checklist to towing a trailer safely - latest from IAM RoadSmart and National Trailer & Towing Association (21/2/18)
  Check for a safety recall before buying a new car -  click here (21/2/18)
  Latest IAM RoadSmart 'blog' following Neil Greig's attendance at the sustainable transport debate organised by Plymouth Cycling Campaign and held at the University of Plymouth on 30/1/2018. Click here for the full 'blog'. (1/2/18)
  Rehab 4 Alcoholism - infographic by Oliver Clark. A very topical subject at this time of year, as IAM members we all know the pitfalls of alchohol, but we must remember all the other drivers out there who still 'drink & drive'. To see Oliver's infographic, please click here.
  'The Complete Resource for Young & First Time Drivers in the UK', anothe guide from Daren Felton. It offers a lot of information for young, new drivers, such as how to maintain a car, basics of insurance and road tax, and helpful tips to help them further improve their driving skills.
  10 mistakes that could invalidate your car insurance in a second
  'The Dangers of using a Mobile Phone behind the Wheel' - a useful guide from Daren Felton.

New free taster website - for non-members - latest 'Inform' newsletter (IAMRoadSmart) 7/6/2017
The new web page for free car taster sessions is now live at  Every group that provided an email address is listed; those who were blank or provided web or phone numbers instead are not listed. Click the above link to send an email to the required local Group.

  DfT Think campaign - Vehicle Safety Checks. THINK! web site - information about what to check on your vehicle before setting off on a journey. Click here for more information & 8 page booklet.
  Dead? or Dead Slow - British Horse Society (BHS) campaign to improve road safety between vehicles and horses. Find out how to deal with these encounters. Please see 'You Tube' video at and visit the BHS web site at for more information.
  Has your car been recalled? click here to check.
  Blue Light Aware - see the video so that you know what to do when encountering Emergency Vehicles. Part of this video was filmed on the A388 between Carkeel and Hatt. There are also two training videos that are worth viewing, but please don't try this in your car! Blue Light Training Video 1, Blue Light Training Video 2. (
  Driver First Assist - would you know what to do at an RTC? - click here to find out.
  One of our members found this useful site and recommends everyone to check the status of their vehicle MOT. (opens in a new window)
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