Exeter & Torbay Advanced Motorists
This is the website of the Exeter and Torbay Advanced Motorists (ETAM). We are the friendly, local group representing IAM RoadSmart in and around Exeter, Torbay and the rural areas of East, Mid and South Devon.
If you are unsure whether we are the right group for you, please contact us or look for other local groups on our Help page.
Want some background information
about the ETAM Group?
Informal Driveout & Training Sessions
Our monthly meetings are
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
but, hopefully, this will change soon.
But – Good News!
There’s a DRIVE-OUT
Thursday 22nd October at 10.30
Hog & Hedge, Whiddon Down
click here for details
And here's ourAutumn Newsletter
Latest News - Training restart
IAM RoadSmart has announced that Observed sessions and Advanced Driver testing can restart.
However, the Groups in the South West do not feel that the time is right for a full restart of activities just yet.
We will keep all current Associates advised and will publish a notification here when we feel ready to recommence.
our monthly meetings restarted in September
As our monthly Group Meetings are not taking place, we are issuing a Monthly Update instead.
And some Quizzes
Advice from IAM RoadSmart:
Don’t leave your road safety to chance
With thousands of vehicles passing their MOT test due date every day, IAM RoadSmart has expressed concern that a minority of drivers and riders are putting their own and other people’s lives at risk by putting off the annual expert check on their vehicle’s fitness for the road.
The poll, by RAC Approved Garages, indicates 14% of those surveyed intend to take full advantage of the six-month MOT extension for all cars, vans and motorcycles in Britain, introduced by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) from 30 March as the lockdown began nationwide. Drivers and riders in Northern Ireland have been given a one-year exemption.
Department for Transport (DfT) figures for 2018 show 39 people died and 378 were seriously injured in crashes on Britain’s roads where a vehicle defect was a contributory factor in 2018.
Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart’s Director of Policy and Research, said: “Delaying your MOT test longer than you have to is a false economy and one which potentially puts lives at risk on our roads.
The ETAM group meet once a month (except January) on the first Wednesday evening. We hold other meetings and drive-outs as well.
Next Monthly Meeting . . .
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are no physical meetings scheduled. Look out for information on what we will be offering on Zoom
Returning to driving after Lock-down
Driving and riding in urban areas can always be a challenge.
As we emerge from Lock-down, however, we need to be especially alert to new dangers: people in the roadway in order to social-distance being just one example – especially when traffic was unusually light.
Some drivers may be “rusty” and some just in a tearing hurry to get back to “normal”.
As IAM RoadSmart members, let’s think carefully about our driving and use our skills and training to
SET AN EXAMPLE!