Why Join

By undertaking our training you’ll improve your driving technique and ability, increase your confidence and enjoy greater road safety.

We have a number of training options available ranging from a simple Driver Assessment to the full IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver training programme for car drivers.

Driver Assessments are a relaxed one-to-one driver refresher.  In recent years there have been many changes in vehicle and roadside technology, from increasing numbers of people on the road to new distractions in your car.  Keeping up to date with this constant evolution has never been more important.  Driver Assessments offer you an opportunity to have a relaxed and informed session with our Observers who’ll share best practice driving procedures and discuss any driving issues which may make you feel uncomfortable.

The IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver training is designed for those with a minimum of six months driving experience. Whether you’re a driving enthusiast, someone who enjoys a challenge, or just aware that you have room to improve, if you want to fulfil your potential as a driver we’ll support you to achieve your best.  Our IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver course introduces driving techniques taken from ‘Roadcraft’ The Police Driver’s Handbook helping you to improve your skills, anticipation and enjoyment behind the wheel.  The IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver training is quality assured by the DVSA.

Full details of all the IAM RoadSmart courses offered are available through the IAM RoadSmart website at: www.iam.org.uk

As a charity IAM RoadSmart benefit from a nationwide network of volunteers, such as Penrith and Kendal Advanced Motorists, dedicated to raising driving standards and making the UK’s roads a safer place.  Local groups are the reason that Advanced Driver training is possible and we will take you on as many observed drives as you need to prepare you for the Advanced Driver test.

Once you’ve passed your Advanced Driver test, as a full IAM member, you’ll benefit from exclusive insurance services provided by IAM RoadSmart Surety, the UK’s best insurance company as voted for in the 2015 Auto Express Driver Power Awards.

Penrith and Kendal Advanced Motorists publish a regular Newsletter to all members and hold social events to which you will be invited. IAM RoadSmart also arrange track days and skills assessments which are open to all members.