Our mission is to make better drivers and riders in order to improve road safety, inspire confidence and make driving and riding more enjoyable.
Here is a brief introduction to the four business units that have united to make up the new IAM RoadSmart organisation.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
We are a respected charity comprising of 92,000 current full members, 5,000 active volunteers and 200 local groups. We campaign and lobby on road safety debates on their behalf. At any one time there are over 7,000 drivers and riders actively engaged with our courses. Our Driver Retraining Academy has helped 2,500 drivers to shorten their bans through education and support programmes.
IAM Drive & Survive
Provides a comprehensive range of professional driver risk management training and solutions for businesses. These include e-learning, on-road coaching, on-site seminars and company occupational driver policy consultancy. Actively assisting 380 businesses at the time of the IAM RoadSmart launch. Typically training over 5,000 company drivers a year, some of whom go on to become full IAM members.
IAM Driver Retraining Academy
Dedicated to re-educating speed and drink driving offenders. Our Drink Drive Rehabilitation Course (DDRC) is officially recognised by the DVSA. Potentially a driving ban could be reduced by 25% by undertaking this course if customers are referred. We cover nine areas of England and all of Wales. 3,159 referrals were made to us in the last year.
Professional Driver Services
Created and licences Atlas, the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) booking system used to manage the bookings for over a quarter of a million driver retraining courses.
From now on the knowledge and expertise of all these organisations will be united as IAM RoadSmart. Together we make better drivers and riders.