Welcome to Darlington Advanced Motorists

The Darlington Advanced Motorists group is one of over 200 groups across the country run as independent charities affiliated to IAM RoadSmart (formerly The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)).

Our qualified observers will help and guide you in your own car until you are at the standard required to take the advanced driving test. During this process we will help you learn how to:

  • Deal with hazards in a safe and systematic way.
  • Improve your observation and planning.
  • Corner at the optimum and safe speed.
  • Overtake safely and confidently.
  • Improve your car control.
  • Drive in an Eco-friendly manner.
  • Together with these skills we make your driving more enjoyable and safer for all.

Feel free to come along to one of our monthly meetings, or join our facebook group.

All Group activities are cancelled until further notice to reduce Coronavirus risk

Five tips for a smooth commute

IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, has put together five tips which can help you have a smooth, stress-free commute to and from work.

Do you carry these items in your car?

Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards has written about eight essential items that you should keep in your vehicle to help keep you safe on the road.

Driving with technology

Mobile communications and GPS systems used as sat-navs are becoming very common in cars. Whether you are connecting your Bluetooth to blast tunes or looking for the nearest Waitrose, these have become a fundamental part of the daily drive for many of us.

Are your wheels too tyred to drive?

It’s important to regularly check your tyres to see if they’re fit and healthy to help you get from A to B safely. That’s why IAM RoadSmart’s Head of Driving and Riding Standards, Richard Gladman, has put together some top tyre tips to help you stay safe on the road.