David Mclellan will be presenting a talk on the common confusions sheet.
Belfast Advanced Motorists
The Belfast Group was founded in 1961, making it one of the oldest groups in the IAM and the first group to be established in Northern Ireland. The group, like all IAM groups, is made up completely of unpaid volunteers, who are interested in improving road safety through the improvement of driver and rider standards.
It is the aim of the Belfast Group to provide a high quality of training for the Advanced Test and to be able to offer Advanced Motoring to as many people in our area as possible. Our group has been steadily growing, and our membership currently stands at just under 200 (Jan 2006), with around 60 motorists a year now taking their test through us.
If you are interested in becoming an Advanced Driver or Motorcyclist, please read on.
Registered Charity No: XR13724
Affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (Group 8044)
What training do we offer?
We offer FREE advice and preparation for the car category of the IAM Advanced Driving or Motorcycle Test. This is done through our Short Term Associate Course (STAC), which normally lasts about twelve weeks.
Training centres around a 'mentor' system of being paired with an observer from the group. The observer will arrange, at mutually convenient times (usually your spare time),a schedule of observed runs. Training is carried out using your own car or motorbike. In addition to practical training, the group runs theory training sessions.
Members are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings, which form the main link with the group. These provide additional support in the form of talks from guest speakers, visits to other organisations, and swapping observers for the evening.
Where and when do we meet?
Venue: Belfast Boat Club, Stranmillis, Belfast
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of every month (excepy July)
Time: 7.30 - 10pm
* STAC's usually start every three months. Contact us before you come to a meeting as occasionally we meet at a different venue