The ‘Thumbs Up For Great Driving And Riding!’ campaign is a month of fundraising activities, designed to help IAM RoadSmart members and the wider driving and motorcycling community acknowledge, celebrate and increase courtesy between drivers and riders on UK roads.
As part of a network network of 202 local groups around the country, North Ayrshire Advanced Motorists are encouraging drivers and riders to acknowledge and demonstrate their appreciation when another driver or rider lets them into traffic, allows them priority or gives them a helping hand – with a simple thumbs up, or one of our special thumbs up stickers.
IAM RoadSmart staff and volunteers will be out watching for good deeds done in the car and on the bike, and will be armed with thousands of stickers to hand out in support of the campaign. IAM RoadSmart local groups will be fundraising during the month of August, so there are also plenty of other ‘Thumbs Up For Great Driving And Riding!’ items available.
Money raised from the campign will go towards a special IAM RoadSmart vehicle equipped with road safety merchandise and equipment, which IAM RoadSmart groups around the country can use free of charge for promotional events or displays through the year as they help spread the road safety message to young people and local community groups.
+ Meet group members and find out more about advanced driving.
+ Re-connect with the group if you are an existing or previous member.
+ Take advantage of a free ‘taster session’ with one of our experienced observers. Go for a drive in your car and get some feedback about how the group might be able to enhance your skills.
+ Or go for a ‘demo drive’, where one of our observers will take you for a short drive in their car and demonstrate the attributes and knowledge that make an advanced driver.
+ SPECIAL OFFER: We are offering a £50 discount on the price of the full advanced driving course (normally £149, now £99). There are a limited number of discounted places available exclusively to people who come along to our open day.
Almost anyone can benefit from better driving. Younger drivers can gain vital knowledge, skills and experience, whilst experienced drivers can gain an objective assessment of driving ability, enhance current skills and address any bad habits that might have crept in over the years.
If you have any questions before the open day, feel free to get in touch via the ‘contact us’ page of this site, or search for the “North Ayrshire Group of Advanced Motorists” page on Facebook and send us a message.
Take a look around our updated website!
In conjunction with the launch of the updated IAM RoadSmart course, the North Ayrshire Advanced Motorists committee decided it would be a good idea to update our image also. With that in mind, we have developed a fresh new website and revised online presence. We aim to expand the website over the coming months, filling it with useful driving-related resources and the latest group information.
Please be sure to check out our Facebook page also.
The group meets each Thursday at 7.30pm, at Ardrossan Civic Centre, 150 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8EU. New members are always welcome.
Get in touch with us:
Contact: Arthur MacDonald
Phone: 07768 694 001
Facebook: North Ayrshire Advanced Motorists
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