Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Does passing the advanced test reduce my insurance?
A.  It can do so but we cannot guarantee it. There is a new insurance policy out called IAM Surety (see www.iam.org.uk for details) which aims to cut premiums for IAM members.

Q.  Can I take the test in an automatic car?
A.  Yes

Q.  I am disabled, will that matter?
A.  Not at all.

Q.  What is the age range of the membership?
A.  From 17 upwards.

Q.  I have points on my licence can I still take the test?
A.  Yes you can.

Q.   How long does it all take?
A.  This depends on various factors. The Observers are all voluntary and there can often be several weeks before an observer is available for allocation. Then observed drives are arranged at mutually convenient times when the Associate feels ready for another driveľ thus they can be at weekly, fortnightly or even longer intervals. The Associate can take anything from 2 or 3 drives up to 20 drives to be considered test ready. Ideally an Associate should take the test within a year of joining the local Group.

Any other questions can be directed to the Editor and will be replied to promptly.