Dorset IAM RoadSmart

Welcome to the Dorset IAM RoadSmart Website, Dorset IAM RoadSmart is part of IAM RoadSmart, a UK wide charity promoting Road Safety and Driver Awareness in order to make our roads safer for all who use them.

We are a group with approximately 280 members, covering both cars and motorcycles. While this site is based around car drivers, the Motorcyclist group can be found on their own website. Our catchment area covers the whole of Dorset, apart from Bournemouth & District, which covers the area to the East of Dorset.

The purpose of IAM RoadSmart is to promote safer driving. This is done by training our associate members to the IAM test standard. In order to train each associate, they should ideally attend three lectures given by a former Class One Police Driving Instructor, after which they will be paired with an local group Observer who will guide the associate to a safer way of driving. See details of our next training sessions.

In order that members don’t just pass their IAM RoadSmart test and never see each other again, we organise bi-monthly meetings / events. These may vary from a talk by a Policeman about the use of a stinger device, to someone who has taken part in a Dakar Rally, or even a visit from the local Police Helicopter crew! We also have a number of motoring based activities that take place during the summer – to take advantage of the longer evenings, such as a Treasure Hunt and a Manoeuvrability competition.

The Dorset IAM RoadSmart Group also publishes a quarterly newsletter which contains details of the social events, and many other useful pieces of information. The series of three lecture evenings is free, and there is no pressure to join, although we obviously hope you will.