New motorcycle Observer and Examiner guidelines
While IAM RoadSmart is keen to get back to observed sessions we need to be confident that when we do resume activities we are not only within the Government guidelines but offering the best advice for you our Observers and Examiners and our associates – to stay safe. We must also pay due regard to the publicity we court and the perception we project as representatives of IAM RoadSmart. A new guidance document will shortly be available in the group dashboard within Running a group, Observer and Examiner resources. It is released in preparation for us being able to re-start observed runs. We will adjust the advice to fit the guidelines as they evolve in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland but the overriding principle must be that personal safety is prioritised. If you regard any session as a significant risk then do not conduct it.
IAM RoadSmart has appointed a new trustee, experienced finance and organisational performance senior leader, Jeff Willcocks. Jeff, who lives in Hertfordshire, is currently Group Finance Director and Deputy CEO of The Professional Monitor Company. He brings more than 20 years’ experience of managing and improving organisational performance.
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Plans to bring forward the national trial of e-scooters are a once in a lifetime opportunity to make positive changes to transport infrastructure as we emerge from the current crisis, according to IAM RoadSmart.
Results from our recent survey into attitudes towards e-scooters have highlighted a growing acceptance of e-scooters as a mode of transport. And while there are still important road safety questions to be answered, two-thirds of those who responded are supportive of e-scooters’ wider use, despite the limited experience people have of using them.
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With a phased return to school for primary school pupils due to begin in England next week, IAM RoadSmart is reminding parents, carers, drivers and riders to be on full alert in the vicinity of schools. With drop-off and collection arrangements likely to be staggered and some people only just returning to driving or riding after an extended period away from the roads, the need for vigilance around schools will be essential over the coming weeks.
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We’re delighted with the response so far to our photo competition. Here’s a montage of some of the fantastic entries to date. If you have a favourite photo that makes you think of why you love driving and riding, or that reminds you of wonderful days out that you’ve enjoyed in your car or on your bike, please share it with us via social media on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, or email us
Please include the story behind it and the winner receives a £50 Amazon voucher. The competition closes this Sunday 31 May.
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