Successes

  • Lucky Friday 13th for Lucy
    No problems on Friday 13th for Lucy Petrie who passed her test with an excellent set of scores and a really good all round performance. Her Examiner said she “delivered a drive that was safe, legally compliant and well considered at all times” and she “described the controls and operation of her [electrically powered] car…
  • Perseverance pays dividends for Robert
    Robert Hyde passed his advanced test recently with an excellent set of scores and positive comments from his examiner. Robert started his journey with GAM in 2019 before we all had to curtail our activities, but he kept in touch during the intervening period and managed to get back up to speed with observed drives…
  • Meticulous preparation pays off for Michael
    Michael Hopkins passed his test this morning with a series of ‘text book’ features that impressed his examiner. He delivered a considered, safe and legal drive, and did this consistently during the course of the test, with good observation links demonstrated on several occasions. Michael had prepared his car and his driving skills in order…
  • Ros is ‘thrilled’ to have passed
    Ros Rea put in an excellent performance last Friday and passed her advanced test with many positive comments from her Examiner. Ros said “I am thrilled to have passed the test thanks to so many of you who have guided and encouraged me on the way”. Her examiner commented that Ros “showed good awareness of…
  • A good ‘Good Friday’ for Howard
    Howard Beeston passed his advanced driving test on Good Friday with a series of excellent scores. He was put at ease by his Examiner before the test which he found hugely helpful, and the excellent debrief afterwards over a cup of coffee was both instructive and enjoyable. Howard said after his success “I want to…
  • Test pass for David
    David Hedges passed his advanced driving test yesterday with a really good set of scores. His examiner said it was “a well considered drive in a safe and legal fashion, without exception. He was always courteous to other road users.” David was very happy with his test and thanked all the Observers and GAM volunteers…
  • Martin makes the grade
    Congratulations from all of us to Martin Quicke who passed his advanced test on 28 February. His examiner was very impressed with many elements of the drive and commented that “Martin talked through how he was applying IPSGA to firm up his driving plan on the route. This was a great demonstration of his knowledge…
  • Well earned pass for Rex
    Rex Ingram completed his advanced test last week with a well deserved pass. His Examiner spotted a ‘very experienced driver’ who drove very well and made the best of the situation, as the weather was distinctly foggy and icy and the Examiner was himself being checked by his IAM manager from the back seat! No…
  • Maria sets the pace for the new year
    Maria Young started 2022 with a well deserved pass on her advanced test. Her examiner was particularly impressed with the drive which he described as “safe, smooth and followed the system of car control. Operation of all the controls was smooth and unhurried. Hazard observation was good, positioning was very good, and Maria made excellent…
  • F1rst pass for Will
    Will Hartley gave a superb performance today and really impressed his examiner to gain a well deserved F1rst. He demonstrated ‘text book procedures’ during the drive with bend work ‘consistently well executed’. A very high score from a ‘very well polished drive’. Congratulations from all of us – well done Will.