Who Are We?
The Cirencester & District Advanced Motorists (CADAM) is one of many local groups of Advanced Motorists throughout the United Kingdom who are the IAM RoadSmart Offical Provider. Membership is mainly drawn from the Cotswolds area of south Gloucestershire and north Wiltshire and the bordering area of Oxfordshire.
Any driver who holds a full driving licence can purchase the IAM’s Advanced Driver Course(ADC) and join the group as an Associate. He/she will be provided with the necessary guidance and advice to enable them to reach the required standard to pass the IAM’s Advanced Driving Test. Click on What It Costs for full details of cost.
The Group meets regularly, on the first Wednesday of each month (except August) at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall at Daglingworth,(Click for MAP) which is situated just north of Cirencester, off the Gloucester road.
Speakers give talks on motoring and varied subjects.
The group also arrange visits and training such as Skid training at reduced rates for members.
You are more than welcome to come along to any monthly meeting and find out more before making any commitment. Light refreshments are available.
What We Do
Our aim is to encourage a higher standard of driving and to prepare motorists for the Advanced Driving Test conducted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Guidance is provided for drivers in and around the Cirencester & Stroud areas.
The Associate will be accompanied by a full Member of the Group, who is an IAM Advanced Driver and a Qualified IAM Local Or National Observer. This will enable the Associate to reach an advanced level of driving by advice and guidance given to correct any faults by enhancing existing skills noted during the observed drives.
These drives will be informal and undertaken in your own car, at a time and location agreed between yourself and your allocated Observer. It usually takes about eight sessions to ensure Associates are of sufficient standard to pass the IAM test, or perhaps less if the skill level is already high.
The Group will also arrange a ‘second-opinion’ assessment, as a check on progress or to confirm readiness for the test. There are no extra charges levied by the Group for any of these services.
The advice given and the test taken are comparable with those of any other leading advanced motoring organisation, and are based on the current edition of the Highway Code and the Police System of Car Control described and graphically demonstrated in ‘Roadcraft’, the UK police driver’s Handbook. The IAM’s own Advanced Driver Course Logbook covers the same principles and their application.
If you are not sure if your locality is in our area, email or ring Kate on the Contacts page for advice. We cater for car and van drivers from the social driver needing to gain confidence in certain areas, to the professional driver wanting to improve their all-round skill.