'The aim of the group is to encourage and promote interest in road safety by providing help and advice to those members of the general motoring public who wish to review, adapt and update their driving / riding skills in preparation for the RoSPA Advanced Drivers' and Riders (RoADAR), Advanced Driving / Riding Tests. Tuition is provided free to group members by RoADAR registered group tutors, all of whom have passed the test at the highest grades and are registered tutors with RoADAR.
The Group held it’s AGM on Wednesday 14th November with 22 members present ensuring we had a quorum per the Constitution. A number of existing committee members were prepared to stand for re-election. Julie Green, Craig McCulloch and Claire Quin stood down and the Chair and Committee would like to thank them for their work over the years and helping the group to get where it is today. Lesley Adam, Colin Blackley, Lachie Macdonald, Shona Mathie and Ewan Towie were nominated and elected to committee and we thank them for their support. The team is looking forward to developing the group in 2019. Thank you to all our members for their support during the year. The full committee can be viewed HERE
For the last two years John Badley has been our regional co-ordinator acting as the link between local groups in Scotland and Ireland and RoADAR HQ. John recently stepped down to focus on the south west groups he also represents. I am very pleased to report that Allan Mauchline our own Treasurer and car tutor has been appointed to the role and will represent Ireland Riders, Munster Riders, Northern Ireland Drivers and Riders, Ayrshire Riders, Ayrshire Drivers, East Renfrewshire Drivers and Riders, East Kilbride Drivers and Riders and Edinburgh and Lothian Drivers and Riders.
Allan’s remit is to represent all the groups listed above, but having one of our own at the “top table” will keep us better informed and even provide an opportunity to influence a less southerly bias to many RoSPA and RoADAR activities.
Allan formally assumes the role on 1st November and I am sure you will join me in wishing him well in the role. Allan has also confirmed that he will continue in his Group Treasurer role subject to ratification at the AGM.
Congratulations to Bryan Johnston our Group Chair who passed the motorcycle advanced tutor test on 4th September to become the motorcycle sections third advanced tutor. Bryan tested in the Annan area under the scrutiny of Dumfries / Cumbria based Examiner John Forrester.
Congratulations to group motorcycle tutor Sean Maher who decided to turn his hand to the car test and achieved a Gold grading on his initial car test on Tuesday 4th Sept.
Congratulations to Allan Mauchline our hard working Group Treasurer and car tutor who completed his three yearly retest Tuesday 15th August achieving a well deserved Gold grading.
Congratulations to Paul Rennie who tested on Sunday 22nd July and achieved a Gold grading on his initial RoSPA motorcycle test.
Congratulations to Stewart Russell who tested on Saturday 14th July and achieved a clear silver grading in his initial RoSPA motorcycle test.