Having nurtured a keen interest in road safety and a passion for driving since youth, I joined EM RoSPA in 2016. It took time for me to get out of certain bad driving habits I'd adopted, and at the end of 2016 I gained a RoSPA Advanced Driver's Award. I also benefit from spending less on fuel as I apply a systematic approach to my driving which proves economical.
I came to the group following a speeding conviction so that I could become a better driver. Gaining a RoSPA Gold Award (twice) boosted my confidence substantially, and I have saved on fuel and insurance.
East Midlands RoSPA Advanced Drivers Association (EM RoSPA) are a local advanced driving group offering advanced driving sessions and guidance to people who want to improve their driving skills. The group was formed around the idea of improving road safety and the driving skills of each and every road user. The group is part of a network of groups for car drivers and motorcycle riders under the umbrella of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). In 2012 the group won the coveted award of best car group in the UK.
EM RoSPA can show you how you can drive safely and get the best out of your vehicle, while expanding your control of the car in order to enjoy the experience and eliminate stress. The group can coach you to achieve the best grade possible to pass the RoSPA Advanced driving test. Once you have passed this test, considered to be the best civilian driving test you can pass, you will be retested every three years so you know your abilities will be kept up to the standard of an advanced driver.
Yes it's an important part so that we all know where you are starting from.
No. The assessment is free and a chance for you to meet us and decide whether advanced driving is for you
The RoSPA Advanced Driving test is the highest civilian test for drivers. Successful completion attracts an award at Gold, Silver or Bronze standard. For more information, see our Page
You pay the course fee of £110 (subject to change) and this pays for your first year of membership to East Midlands RoSPA which includes tuition; your books (if your package includes them); your test fee for when you are ready to take the test. Subsequent membership to East Midlands costs £20; Once you have passed your test, you automatically get membership to the national RoSPA Society and subsequent years cost £25.
Everyone is different so there is no set time. That said, for most people it can take about a 12 to 18 months