Welcome to the Colchester Group of Advanced Motorists, formed in 1984.
We are motorists just like you, driving all types of vehicles, and from all walks of life; sharing a common aim to get the most out of our driving. Drivers are guided to IAM test standards using individual observed runs.
General training is available to everyone. Motoring topics are provided by guest speakers.
Group Meetings cancelled until further notice
Due to the current situation we have taken the decision
to cancel our group meetings until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience and we will keep you informed of any changes
Following the significant change in Government advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19), IAM RoadSmart’s senior management team has met and agreed the following advice and guidance for groups, observers and examiners.
We appreciate that all groups are independent charities however the priority must be for IAM RoadSmart to contribute fully to efforts to minimise the spread of the virus nationwide and maintain the health and safety of all staff, members, associates, examiners and customers.
Therefore with immediate effect, groups are advised to:
- Stop all meetings and social gatherings, including AGMs and recruitment activity
Advanced Driving observational drives have restarted as of the 20th July.
Associates will be contacted individually to discuss the requirements with regards to COVID-19 on an individual case basis.
Associate membership extensions revised
In line with the announcement that Advanced Driver and Rider coaching will be available nationwide from Monday 14 September, we have revised our temporary provision of free extensions to Associate membership. This arrangement was put in place temporarily in response to the need to suspend our on-road coaching for all Associates.
An extension to Associate membership will be continue to be provided to those Associates who receive their renewal invitation before 1 February 2021 and who have been unable to complete their coaching and test within their first 12 months of membership.
Associates whose membership is due for renewal between 1 September 2020 and 30 November 2020 will be eligible for a four month extension to their membership at no additional cost. Associates whose membership is due for renewal between 1 December 2020 and 31 January 2021, will be eligible for a two month extension to their membership at no additional cost.
This provision can only be applied at the time each Associate receives their renewal notice. The application must be made by the Associate, by contacting the Customer Care team on 0300 303 1134 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org between 8.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
We continue to monitor Government and devolved administrations restrictions and keep the Associate membership extensions under review in line with the availability of coaching.
The latest guidance and advice can be found here on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/