The group is run by volunteers with a committee voted for by the members at the AGM.
We are affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM RoadSmart). Our IAM Group number is 4119.
We are a registered charity. Our charity number is 1056973.
Group members will either be:
Associates - drivers/riders who are working towards obtaining their IAM Advanced Driving/Riding Certificate.
Members – drivers/riders who have obtained their IAM Advanced Driving/Riding Certificate.
Fellow - An enhanced membership tier that recognises and rewards your commitment to keeping your advanced skills up to date with a three year retest
Observers – IAM members who have been trained in helping others achieve full membership and are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry - IMI (www.theimi.org.uk
As a club we have social evenings the third Tuesday of the month where invited speakers will give a topical talks. See members section and newsletter sections
We also have regular assessment evenings for the public to try their hand at Advance Driving
I have been the editor since 1999 and enjoy the challenge, it allows me to meet other interested people and hone my skills on the computer and DSLR camera.
I have been a car member since 1997, a motorcycle member for 7 years, a (now) retired senior observer (cars) for 18 years and a committee member for 9 years which I
enjoy doing. Also helping with events and hope I have helped with road safety over the years
I love driving. I took my advanced driving test in 1998 to increase my driving skills.
Over the last twenty years I have been an Observer, passing on my enthusiasm to Associates young and old, enjoying promoting a Skill for Life.
I became a member of the Scarborough Group in 2006. I’ve been driving for 38 years and thought that it would be good to iron out any bad habits I had picked up. I recovered my joining fee in 9 months through increased MPG, and my average speed by 2 MPH, due to greater awareness of the road and traffic. My daily commute to York was more enjoyable due to my new found driving skills, which I still use every single day.
I joined the group at it’s formation in 1982 and became an observer after passing my test. I was instrumental in forming the motorcycle section and was an observer on bikes for a while.
I enjoy driving and wanted to improve my road safety skills, I joined the group in 2009 having passed my advanced test I was then co-opted to the committee in 2014.
Advanced driving has given me more confidence and even more driving enjoyment.