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Calling IAM RoadSmart members …

Join us at the BFAPAM committee Open Day on Tuesday 30 October between 2pm and 8pmat Thornton Methodist Church Hall, Room 1.   You’ll have an opportunity talk with our friendly team and find out about committee roles and how to volunteer with BFAPAM. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.  If you’d like more details, please ring Group Secretary, Judith on T: 01253 886005 or  E:


Thornton Methodist Church Hall
60 Victoria Road East
Thornton Cleveleys

There is a car park directly behind the church.

Improve your driving and become an advanced driver

Welcome to Blackpool Fylde and Preston Advanced Motorists (BFAPAM), your local official provider for the IAM RoadSmart advanced driving course,  covering Blackpool and the Fylde area.

BFAPAM covers the FY and PR postcodes in the Blackpool area, Wyre and Fylde boroughs and Preston, 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.

BFAPAM is an independent charity, affiliated to IAM RoadSmart which 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 courses run three times a year.  For more information, please contact our Group Secretary, Judith Godbert, or visit the IAM RoadSmart website where you can book a course online.

Group number: 5200.  Registered charity number: 1015977.

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