I've noticed we are fortunate to have quite a large number of members on here who have taken the 'Institute of Advanced Motorists' course.
I have taken 2 caravan towing course, over the years, and I also used to be a instructor at W/ton Motorcycle Club on Sundays only many years ago where as part of a Instructor team (DDA) we endevoured to teach the youngsters to pass their part 1 tests.
However I have never taken the IAM course.
Mainly because I considered the scheme to be more of a money raising organisation than anything else. Especially as once you pass the IAM test you have to continue paying £30 each year (£28 direct debit) to keep your membership, fail to pay and you are no longer a member of the IAM.
So thats £30 every single year just to keep your membership up.
Also in reality it seems very few insurance companies give any discount for memebership, and those that do require your IAM membership number.
So unless you pay your £30 every year, membership is not valid and neither is the membership number, as a new membership card is issued each year when renewed. The insurance discount needs to be more than £30 just to break even.
It just seems strange that some forum members will pay £30 every year for membership of the IAM but begrudge paying 4 pence a day to this most excellent motoring forum.... hmmmm.. strange!
that's their choice of course.
So come on you guys that have taken the trouble to hone your skills, by paying £30 a year for the IAM, is it worth taking. ?
Tell us all about it! ?
What do you get for your £30 a year membership.? (beside a replacement membership card)