Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Group advice

Step Three Monday 17 May: The next phase of the UK Government’s roadmap

IAM RoadSmart is continuing to follow the UK Government’s Roadmap to bring the country out of lockdown. As the UK approaches Step Three we will continue to monitor and adhere to the recommended restrictions and guidance as we return to driving and riding activities. 
As rules may be different in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we are advising members to check regional and local restrictions as these are still constantly changing. 

From Monday 17 May, in England, car groups can start working with their associates again. Rules on group gatherings also change allowing up to 30 people to meet outdoors. IAM RoadSmart group organised rides can also recommence from this date.
The roads are likely to be busier as indoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen, along with museums, cinemas, and hotels. This is all still subject to confirmation and data permitting.

Please check IAM RoadSmart dashboards for advice and guidance documents. If in any doubt please observe COVID-19 safety measures and be aware individuals may be nervous and may still wish to wear masks, gloves etc.
Devolved administrations are following their own road maps and we remind all groups to keep checking where you can find the very latest guidance for all parts of the UK.
We ask that you immediately advise the bookings team, your observer, and your local group if any of the following apply:

•        You have tested positive for COVID-19 and should be self-isolating
•        You are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and should be self-isolating
•        You are part of a household where residents are any of the above.

We have no legal standing to enquire about the status of a vaccination, or any other testing regime. This applies to associates, delegates, mentors, observers, trainers, or colleagues. As such we will not ask this question as it has data protection implications. Vaccination is not a mandatory requirement and we must respect an individual’s right to choose what is right for them. 
At this difficult time, we ask for your patience, and consideration. We will only ask for information to confirm everyone is willing to ride or drive together. If in doubt don’t go out.

Our Customer Care team is available between 8:30am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Phone lines are likely to be busy and wait times maybe longer. We thank you in advance for your patience and will answer your query as quickly as we can.  
We appreciate your ongoing support during these difficult times and hope that you keep safe and well.
Call Us on 0208996 9700 or send us an email.


Note to all members and associates and potential new members/associates.

Scarborough and District  Advanced Motorists and Motorcycles will adhere to the above directive from IAM HQ.

Please contact any member of the group either by telephone, mobile or internet should you wish to discuss any your own queries/advice you may have on any aspect of advanced driving/riding. Thank you for your cooperation. Editor






Watch out for new meeting dates 2021


‘The Street Community Centre’ YO12 7PW


We have designed this evenings drive-out to help check your skills and remind you how driving to the advanced standard is both safer and more relaxed for you the driver and your passengers. This is not a pass or fail excise, just a gentle reminder of skills you may have forgotten since taking the advanced driving test. No cost, no pressure and no forms to sign.

You will however be given a written report highlighting your driving achievements  for the evening.

Why not come along and enjoy other drivers company and have a tea or coffee afterwards.

For more info please contact The Editor.

Our Advanced Driver and Rider Course gift vouchers make thoughtful gifts

Our advanced course gift vouchers make attractive, thoughtful presents. Valid for twelve months, our vouchers are sent to the purchaser so that a personal greeting can be added before gifting them. 

Your guide to IAM RoadSmart Advanced Course gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for both our Advanced Driver and Advanced Rider Courses and include everything needed to help any driver or rider gain our advanced qualification. The recipient simply needs to add a dash of commitment to learning and developing new skills with us!

They are sent to you to pass on with love

Our gift vouchers are sent to the purchaser for you to gift onto someone else.  There is space for you to add your own personal message to the voucher. You can of course gift them to yourself as well!

How to redeem the vouchers

Our vouchers are valid for twelve months from the date of purchase so they can be redeemed when convenient. All the recipient needs to do is to call the activation number on the voucher, quote the reference code and then provide us with their contact details - it's as simple as that.

How to order your gift vouchers

Please use the links below to order online or call 0300 303 1134. Remember they are valid for twelve months and we don't need to know who you plan to give them to when you purchase them, so they are ideal to keep for future use.

Once we have activated the voucher we will send the course logbook and ask our local group to make contact and invite the recipient to start the advanced course with them.