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.

Upcoming events

Have you done your POWDERY checks?

Spring is just around the corner. And this means that many of us are keen to wipe the dust from our bikes and get them into top shape for the sunnier days that we are eagerly waiting for. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of riding and driving advice, explains the POWDERY checks you should do on your bike before setting off for your first ride of the season.

Rain rain go away

With the typical British summer around the corner, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain.

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.