The following Guidance Notes have been issued by GAM:
Guidance Note No. 1 – Technology Checklist
Our vehicles have many safety and driver aid features; this checklist is for Associates and Observers to help ensure we all know what is fitted, and what you’re using for observed runs and the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driving Test.
Guidance Note No. 2 – Cockpit Drill
Even if you are the only person to drive your vehicle, it is still worth running through these checks. Associates will be expected to talk through this sequence during their training and at the beginning of the Advanced Driving Test.
Guidance Note No. 3 – Gears
Some notes for Observers regarding the teaching of gear changing.
Guidance Note No. 4 – Observer Checklist
For use by Observers when taking out Associates and applies to Sunday and non-Sunday Runs.
Guidance Note No. 5 – Seating Position
A common cause of poor car control is that the seat position is not set correctly. This Note provides guidance for all drivers on how to set the driver’s seat correctly. Better posture also leads to less driver fatigue when driving.
Guidance Note No. 6 – Brake/Gear Overlap
This Note was written by Sean Cronin from IAM RoadSmart to provide some advice to avoid brake/gear overlap.
Guidance Note No. 7 – Electric Vehicles
This Note provides some advice for Members driving electric vehicles.
Guidance Note No. 8 – Commentary
Commentary, or spoken thoughts, is one of the harder topics to master. This Note provides some useful phrases to practice using during Observed Runs and in the Advanced Driving Test.