Invitation to all drivers in Herefordshire Our aim at Herefordshire Advanced Drivers is to help drivers of any age or ability to develop safer techniques and attitudes. Being safer, you will also be a better driver. Driving well - and knowing that you are - means that you will enjoy your driving more - and so, too, will your passengers, who will feel safer with you in control. We approach this differently from trainers who focus on skills alone. We believe that being aware of everything going on around you has even greater influence, getting the most out of your car on every trip. Come and let us assess how confident and competent you are, either one-to-one or in a group at one of our Refresher Days. No testing is involved. Just practical, friendly advice that will benefit you for life . . .
We are a voluntary service and registered Charity dedicated to developing safer drivers of all ages in Herefordshire, to a standard that is recognised nationally as being better and safer than the average motorist. Through our affiliation with the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists), one of the country’s leading road safety organisations, we are an Official Provider of the IAM Roadsmart Advanced Driver course and we offer the opportunity to reduce the toll of fatal and serious accidents on our county’s roads. We provide practical support, technical advice, in-car guidance and on-going skills development programmes and, if you wish, when you have developed the necessary skills and confidence, you may apply to take the Advanced Driving Test, which is quality-assured by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), focussing on improving your safety and confidence when driving. You can also extend your knowledge, proficiency and confidence by enjoying individual mentoring, through observed drives and specially tailored tuition. Members gain from becoming a  progressively advanced driver and might benefit from cheaper car insurance with reduced running and maintenance costs. We can also help you think about improving your attitude behind the wheel, encourage you to be courteous and considerate to other road users whilst remaining confident, calm and in control. We have a higher-than-average number of Nationally Qualified Driver Trainers and Qualified Master Drivers (currently 98% success, the highest level of advanced driving expertise in the IAM) and an extremely high success rate for those undertaking the Advanced Driving test. Our courses are priced competitively, but cover all the latest regulations, driving theory and techniques, together with practical assessments of your driving - in your own car - with one of our qualified and accredited Observers, who will observe your driving standard and mentor you in developing improvement. In addition to delivering the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver courses, we organise specific Driving Skills days for both new and more experienced or older drivers with specific tuition in  confidence-building. We also arrange Refresher Days for particular aspects of driving with regular reassessments by the IAM if you wish. Members and Associates of Herefordshire Advanced Drivers are always welcome to attend any of our events throughout the year. We produce and circulate a quarterly Magazine and a monthly newsletter by email, to keep you in touch with latest developments in the industry and within our Group. We are always pleased to welcome volunteer assistance in the group and readily accept any donations and sponsorship to help with our work. We look forward to hearing from you and how we could help you develop as a better, safer driver . . .
Alan Eastough Membership Secretary  01981 540006  members@advanced-drivers.org.uk