Brush up your driving skills (Midlands course)

NFWI have sent out the following invitation and MHWI members may well be interested in this successful course with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).  There is a fairly local one being held on Saturday 16 September 2017 at the British Motor Museum, Gayton, Warwickshire:

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Driving Days, held in conjunction with the IAM RoadSmart, the NFWI Science & Leisure Committee is pleased to confirm that two further days will be taking place in 2017.

Please find attached a document advertising the two driving days, as well as a Booking Form.  Both documents are available to download from the WI Moodle under General/Sport and Leisure.

This year’s driving days will cover topics such as how to control a car in bad weather and how to drive with passenger distractions (precious cargo).  We have also listened to previous suggestions, made by members, and have not only lengthen the practical driving time session, but all members will now be allocated an IAM professional for the duration of their time in the car; this professional will work with the member to develop their parking and manoeuvring skills as well as adapt the practical driving time to concentrate on the needs and requirements of each member i.e. motorway driving, junctions, country roads etc.

Please note that the location of these events has been based within the areas which have received the highest level of interest from members.  We would like to encourage members to continue registering their interest (via email to, so that we can continue to build our database and accurately map suitable venues for the future.

Places are limited at 60 per venue and it is anticipated that both days will book up fast.  Places will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and members are advised to book quickly in order to secure their place.

Application Form 2017

IAM Advert 2017