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What We Do

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We will help you reach the driving standard required to take and pass the Advanced Driving Test, using our trained Observers.

Before you make a decision about joining us, you can come and have a free Assessment drive at one of our Sunday Guidance Sessions. You will drive for about half an hour with one of our Observers watching your driving. At the end of the drive your observer will discuss your driving and give you some helpful advice. You can still do this even if you have points on your licence.

You can then join the Northampton Advanced Motorist Group as an 'Associate' Member via IAM RoadSmart (Institute of Advanced Motorists) Advanced Driver Course.

This will then entitle you to:

 

Sunday Morning Check-drive and Assessment Sessions

These normally take place on the first Sunday of each month at Mereway Police Station, Mereway, Northampton (first left off Mereway from Queen Eleanor, then immediately left). On checking in you will be allocated an observer who will then take you out on your observed drive. You will receive a series of these sessions, usually one each month, until your driving has reached the required standard in order for you to pass the IAM driving test.

The sessions are 09:30 and 11:00 hours, see events for the dates (venue map). Appointments for check and assessment drives can be arranged through the Associates Officer, email Ian Phillips or phone 07967 651820).

1-2-1 Scheme

The Group’s primary driver training method is the one-to-one scheme, where an associate member is paired with an observer. Observed drives can then take place at mutually convenient times, for example on a Friday evening or Saturday morning. This scheme provides consistency as your observer will take you for all your observed drives until you reach test standard. It also offers the opportunity to consolidate your training into a shorter timespan. There is no reason why you cannot continue to attend the Sunday session to take a checkdrive with another observer or to seek advice from other group members. For further information please email Alan Brown or phone 07803 129442.

 

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