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    Hi everyone

    Earlier in the year I undertook the advanced driving course run by the Institute of advanced motorists.

    While attending the course I was amazed at the different levels of awareness people have of what's going on around them on the roads and how they react to different situations!!

    I would recommend it to everyone and at around £85 for the course and test, it is well worth it!

    Has anyone done it or considered doing it?

    If anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to give some info

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    I have done the IAM course, but did not bother with the test or joining fee.... so I had all that extra training for free!!!!! I did have a mock test and was told I would pass the test with ease, then I lost interest!

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    Ive just saved £50 on insurance because of my pass so Ive nearly got my money back!

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    I passed my IAM Advanced Driving Test in 2002. So far it has saved me at least £300 in car insurance alone, not least an extra 5 mpg because I know how to actually drive a car!

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    I have considered doing it many times, and would still like to do it.
    Only problem is time,

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    Quote Originally Posted by lborob17
    While attending the course I was amazed at the different levels of awareness people have of what's going on around them on the roads and how they react to different situations!!
    I've been a grade 1 Police advanced driver for eight years. I've lost count of the number of times I've sat behind someone with full lights and sirens and they're totally oblivious to my presence. Even happens at night, despite strobes and flashing headlights.
    It's about time the test was made much harder. Evidence...Maureen from 'Driving School' passed. A danger on wheels.

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    Hi lborob17, I have been interested in doing this for a long time but never got round to doing anything about it. I'm now clocking over 1000 miles a week so yes could you give me some more info please. I think I am a pretty good driver but everyone rates themselves as good and I am sure I could learn more and benefit from this.
    Thanks for any info.

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    i failed it the last time i took the test... though it was 13 yrs ago, and i had only been driving for 6 months!....apparently wasn't doubling the clutch quick enough! but the rest of it was fine

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    i was advised that the Rospa test (and gold if youcan get it!) is a little better than the IAM, the reason being that you take the IAM test and thats it, wheras the Rospa test requires you to be retested every 3 years so you are still up to standard. Most Rospa drivers have also done the IAM too though. Does anyone have any experince of the rospa ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    I've been a grade 1 Police advanced driver for eight years. I've lost count of the number of times I've sat behind someone with full lights and sirens and they're totally oblivious to my presence. Even happens at night, despite strobes and flashing headlights.
    It's about time the test was made much harder. Evidence...Maureen from 'Driving School' passed. A danger on wheels.
    Should it not be that current drivers are retested rather than giving new drivers a tougher test????
    The roads are dangerous places at the moment, the new drivers taking already tougher tests than most people here will not drive to the standard they passed their test at but the common standard on the roads. Surely the key lies in current driver training/retesting!!

    Compulsary retests every 5 years i say!!!

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