Group number: 5200.                                                                                                         Registered charity number: 1015977

Blackpool and Fylde Advanced Motorists


Official Training Provider for IAM RoadSmart

Local group for IAM RoadSmart

Blackpool and Fylde Advanced Motorists (BAFAM) is an independent charity, affiliated to IAM RoadSmart and we are the local official provider for the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driving Course covering Blackpool and the Fylde area.


IAM RoadSmart is a registered UK charity formed in 1956, previously known as the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The charity has spent more than 60 years making our roads safer by improving driver and rider skills through coaching and education.  The charity is supported by 200 local groups, staffed by volunteers who have qualified as observers to deliver the Advanced Driving Course in their area.  


BAFAM covers the FY postcodes in the Blackpool area, Wyre and Fylde boroughs, offering training on urban roads, motorways and winding country lanes.  We have over 25 years of advanced driving experience and are one of 200 affiliated groups across the country. Our aim is to promote a higher standard of driving by means of the Advanced Driving Test and through contributing to education and research.


BAFAM courses run three times a year, with the next one beginning in January 2017.


For more information, please contact our Group Secretary, Judith Stafford.


Email:  secretary@bafam.org.uk  and tel: 01253 886005.



You can also see more information and book yourself onto a course on the IAM RoadSmart website.

For a free taster session, please contact Judith


If you’ve ever wondered what advanced driving skills look like and whether you’d like to develop your own, our free taster session is a fun way to find out.  The session brings advanced driving to life and lasts just over an hour.  You’ll be taken out in your own vehicle with one of our qualified observers.