Yorkshire Advanced Riders & Drivers
Well in a nutshell - Safety and Enjoyment!
We have a friendly team of practical tutors who value individual styles built around the central principles of RoadCraft, the Police Handbook. We provide training that leads up to taking the RoSPA Advanced Test; the highest test standard available to civilian motorcyclists and drivers in the UK.
The training provided will improve your riding and driving and in doing so enhance your enjoyment of using the roads.
You will become an ambassador for road safety.
The cost of motoring could well come down with more ecological and economical riding and driving, with better vehicle sympathy resulting in less servicing costs.
Your qualification could also result in lower insurance premiums with certain companies.
If you have come as far as finding this website then you are half way there!
Why not come join us and learn to ride and drive with new skills!
RoSPA - Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is an international organisation addressing all aspects of safety, from road to workplace to home.
RoSPA has been established, in road safety in particular, for decades - Remember the Tufty Club?
Maybe only those of a certain age!
Yorkshire Advanced Riders & Drivers (East) is accredited to RoSPA as a local independent training body.
We are known as a RoADAR group - Ro(SPA) Advanced Drivers And Riders.
Roadcraft is the UK's police handbook that outlines a system of car and motorcycle control split into five phases represented by the acronym IPSGA:
Information received from the outside world by observation, and given by use of signals such as direction indicators, headlamp flashes, and horn; is a general theme running continuously throughout the application of the system by taking, using and giving information;
Position on the road optimised for safety, visibility and correct routing, followed by best progress;
Speed appropriate to the hazard being approached, attained via explicit braking or throttle control (engine braking), always being able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear on your side of the road;
Gear appropriate for maximum vehicle control through the hazard, selected in one shift; and
Acceleration for clearing the hazard safely.
The taking, using and giving of Information is, arguably, most important and surrounds (and drives) the five phases IPSGA. It may, and often should, be re-applied at any phase in the System.