The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

“Formed in 1956 as a charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) supports the raising of driving and riding standards and campaigns for increased on-road skills.”

IAMFormed in 1956 as a charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) supports the raising of driving and riding standards and campaigns for increased on-road skills. The charitable aims and objectives of the IAM are very simple:

  1. To improve the standards of driving (and riding) on the roads
  2. The improvement of road safety, or Greater road safety, or The promotion of road safety 
  3. The administration of a nationally recognised advanced driving/riding test

We support and represent motorists and motorcyclists through practical driving and riding programmes and urge all road users to act more responsibly and safely.

Support and revenue is provided by our 100,000+ strong UK (and beyond) membership. These members, having passed our advanced driving or riding test, contribute a small annual membership fee. This allows us to be fully independent in both our thinking and our work.

DVSAThe IAM's Advanced Driving Test is recognised and quality assured by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and was first developed in 1956 (the Advanced Riding Test in 1976). The test has been developed and refined to reflect the ever-changing UKs roads and to date has been delivered to half a million motorists.

With over 200 local IAM affiliated groups throughout the UK (all independent charitable organisations in their own right) the support for people wanting to prepare for and pass the IAM's advanced test is unparalleled. Quite simply, this network of thousands of dedicated volunteers is unique within UK road safety

In addition and through the work of our own Policy and Research division, we also aim to inform and influence government and decision makers to ensure that road safety remains a relevant topic and receives the focus and investment that it requires.

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