I've been involved with the IAM for just over a year now, and after a break from it over the winter, I passed the test saturday.
I was asked by my observer, and the C1 qualified ex-Police driver to consider becoming an observer myself. The reason being, they (the IAM) are trying to encourage younger drivers to get involved and broaden their horizons.
One of them mentioned that younger people don't want to hear the techniques and priciples from so called "old farts", and would perhaps be more receptive if it were coming from a guy in his 20's who took them out for a demo drive in a 240bhp Audi.
The current members, of the older generation though they are, have a great enthusiasm for motoring, while not on the same level as some, are still enjoying driving itself. This post is not to say "get rid of em all, we don't need em" but to prod about younger people, and if they's like to get invloved.
When I signed up, I thought "just get the cert. and that's it" But now after having passed, discovered better and more intense courses available, I'm beginning to think about getting more involved.
Driving standards in this country are plumbing new depths every week. You only have to look on PH to see a new thread on "Mr X branded car - you don't have to be in my boot" or other rants of idiots in 1500kg weapons acting like they're invincible. Maybe it needs younger people to get involved to get more younger people involved??
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All the best,