The Guildford and District Group of Advanced Motorists, formed over 30 years ago, is one of over 200 groups around the country affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The groups are voluntary organisations, constituted as individual charities, with a Committee made up of IAM members.

The aim of the group is to promote “Safer roads for Surrey“. We do this by assisting drivers preparing for the Advanced Driving Test, providing a local voice on motoring matters and acting as a focal point for Members to exchange information and views on driving topics. The Group also helps to keep Members up-to-date with IAM membership benefits.

The Guildford Group has a membership of around 250, all of whom have passed the IAM Advanced Driving test and are current members of the Institute. In addition, around 60 Associates are following the Skill for Life programme at any time and progressing towards the test under the watchful eyes of the Group’s Observers in a series of observed runs. In the last three years (2008-2010) over 100 Associates have been recommended as reaching the standard required for the test. Of those taking the test, over 95% have passed, giving the Group one of the highest pass rates in the country.

Most of our Members and Associates come from the areas around Guildford in Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex or have close links with the area.

For a number of years in a row, the Guildford Group of Advanced Motorists has been recognised at IAM Annual Conferences as one of the top three IAM groups in the UK. We are all proud of the effort and commitment of those group members who work so hard and tirelessly to make the group the success it is.