*** Resumption of Training Activity May 2021 ***
'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.
As we emerge from lockdown and start to resume training activity we are receiving more enquiries from prospective members seeking training. Obviously our first priority is to those who were due to test, or are overdue re-test, but were prevented from doing so due to the Covid restrictions. After that, we are allocation existing members who were in the queue awaiting a tutor. Some will progress to test quicker than others, so it is a fluid situation. We will always try and allocate new members as quickly as possible, but if you are thinking of joining the group to undertake training, we would suggest contacting us by email in the first instance before sending in a membership application. By doing so, we can at least give you some idea of our status and allow you to decide your best course of action. You are, of course, still welcome to join us and go on the waiting list and participate in other activities.
Following the recent decisions by the Scottish and UK Governments, our training activities have had to be suspended. Full details http://www.eastkilbrideroadar.co.uk/rospa-statement-coronavirus/
It’s only a fortnight since we were able to commence activity again but despite this the group has celebrated its first success of the year with group tutor Lachie MacDonald securing a Gold pass on his triennial retest.
Lachie has been a group tutor for a number of years and the result, once again, reflects his commitment and illustrates that group tuition is delivered by individuals who are experienced in their own right.
Whilst it’s still early days yet we hope to grow on this initial success with a small number of further tests scheduled over the next few weeks.
Congratulations to Lachie.
The recent change in Scottish Government advice and the movement to stage 2 & 3 allowed us to recommence motorcycle training from the 3 July.
All tuition is now undertaken with due regard to social distancing and other requirements. Most importantly it only takes place subject to the agreement of tutor and associate alike.
The tutor team have already been out and about with associates and are keen to make the most of what training opportunities we have left this year. Undoubtedly there will be some challenges but none that hopefully cannot be dealt with.
The best of luck to all those who are once more working hard towards their test.