There are multiple benefits to both joining GAM as an Associate Member and retaining your annual Membership as a Full Group Member after passing the Advanced Driving Test (ADT).
The principal benefit for Associate Members is receiving coaching to pass the ADT. IAM RoadSmart statistics show that the pass rate for those receiving the coaching is consistently about 85%, compared to about 5% for those who do not have the coaching. Associate Members who pass will receive an invitation to a celebration event where they can receive their Certificates and meet Observers and Examiners in an informal setting.
Associate Members also receive a quarterly Newsletter and a link to GAM’s (private) You Tube channel showing the recordings made of the online coaching sessions. Associate Members will be invited to attend, but not be permitted to vote at, the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Full Group Members also receive the quarterly Newsletter and You Tube link and will be invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (usually held in September) where they can hear a guest speaker talk on a topical subject. Full Members may vote at the AGM and thereby influence the direction of the Group. They can also request a refresher drive to ascertain whether their standard of driving has declined since the passing of their ADT.