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Observer Training

Useful information here related to IAM Observer Training

To access a variety of information and downloads relating to Observing, log onto www.iamroadsmart.com and go to your Dashboard. Under the Observers section you can access a variety of information relating to IMI Local and National Observer.

Under the Observer Resources section you can download a variety of forms including the Associate Document Declaration form and Observed Ride Score Sheets.

For recording brief information for your observed rides with associates which can then be forwarded to the Training Administrator for maintaining group training records, please use the following form.

Associate Training Record.pdf

 

 

 

 

Common Confusions

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Our local IAM examiner, Dudley Martin, recently attended one of our regular social meetings. It was an excellent opportunity for Associates to meet Dudley and ask questions about the IAM examination from the man most likely to test them.

Dudley offered plenty of useful tips, and also went through some of the Common Confusions document recently released by the IAM. That document is attached here for you to download, read and digest at your leisure. Enjoy.

Common Confusions PDF

Mayor of Kirklees

Pictured above are some of the WYAMs membership who kindly volunteered to help marshal the Brian Robinson Challenge that took place on Sunday 29th April. Kevin Heap is depicted presenting a cheque to the Mayor of Kirklees for funds raised towards this year’s nominated charity, The Forget Me Not Trust. On the Mayor's left is Martyn Bolt who tirelessly manages and organises this highly respected cycling event.

The weather on the day was not good. A very wet and windy day meant the ride had to be re-rerouted and shortened whilst it was underway. This caused a few issues for some cyclists, but overall the event went really well and we were thanked by many of them as they battled the elements and the route.

Laila Milly

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 West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists are pleased to help raise money for the Laila Milly foundation for 2014 “The aim of the charity is to raise funds for a Children’s day nursery, providing care for children aged 3 months to 5 years with serious illnesses and complex conditions.”

 

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http://www.lailamillyfoundation.org.uk

 

IAM News

Is 80 the new 70?

More than 70 per cent of drivers and riders think that the UK motorway speed limit should be increased by at
least ten mph according to an IAM poll of over 2000 people.

Not only do people feel that the limit should be higher, almost 60 per cent say they would be more likely to stick
to an 80mph limit than they are to the current limit of 70mph.

Nearly 60 per cent of people also admitted to travelling above 70 mph when traffic is free-flowing and uncongested,
with 20 per cent of those travelling at 80 mph or faster. The survey reflects the latest DfT research of free-flowing
motorway speeds, which found that 52 per cent of cars exceeded the 70 mph speed limit and 16 per cent travel
at 80 mph or faster.

IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig said: “Even though motorways are the safest roads, increasing the
motorway speed limit is a controversial subject. This is why we want to see a trial to test its impact on road
safety, fuel consumption and driver behaviour.

“A new 80 miles per hour limit would need to be properly enforced to make sure that it does not become an excuse
 to drive at 90.”
“Shortening journey times for people travelling at quieter times, as transport secretary Philip Hammond suggests.
is a good idea, providing it doesn’t have a negative effect on safety.”