The home of advanced driving in the Thames Valley

Advanced drivers have fewer accidents, consume significantly less fuel and can even save money on their car insurance.

Join us to take your driving to the next level and help us make the roads around Reading, Maidenhead and Slough the safest in the UK.

Our reason why

TVGAM is a registered volunteer organisation, affiliated to IAM RoadSmart, with a mission to improve driving standards, helping to keep the roads around Reading, Maidenhead and Slough as safe as possible.

We provide on-road coaching for drivers with a full licence who wish to improve their skills and have purchased an Advanced Driving Course from IAM RoadSmart. We do not sell courses directly; instead we are one of the over 180 local IAM RoadSmart associations that deliver its coaching and education. IAM RoadSmart is the UK’s largest independent road safety charity which, since 1956, has helped over half a million people achieve an advanced driving qualification.

The courses we offer

Advanced driver training

The Advanced Driver course gives you superb on-road knowledge and skills, above and beyond what is taught when you learn to drive.

Driving assessment

Whether you’ve been driving for years or have only just passed your test, our assessments help improve skills and keep you safe on the road.

Observer accreditation

Advanced driver already? Become an Observer and be instrumental in helping others to attain their own advanced driver status.

The benefit of the course is that I feel confident in my newly acquired skills and, definitely enjoy my driving more.

Maggie from Wokingham

Free taster drive

The best way to find out more about advanced driving and riding is to experience it for yourself. Come and enjoy a friendly free taster drive or ride with us!

What is advanced driving?

Advanced driving is the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly, using road and traffic conditions to progress unobtrusively with skill and responsibility.

Easy, right? Well… there’s more to it than that of course. Read on to discover whether you can make the grade.

Contact us today

We will be delighted to hear from you, so please get in touch with whatever is on your mind.

  • Not sure what membership entails?
  • Want to get an expert opinion on a driving matter?
  • Interested in an advanced driving course?
  • Want to join TVGAM even though you’re not in our catchment area?
  • Need a road-safety quote for your news organisation?

Then write us today using the form, or send an email to