The cost of membership for a regular year is $60.00 which runs from 1 January to 31 December. At the time of joining, a test fee of $50.00 is also payable.
Depending on when you join, your first year might be part way through the calendar year. If you join between 1 January and 30 June, you will pay $110.00 in total, which comprises the $50.00 Test Fee and the annual subscription of $60.00 – this will take your membership through to 31 December of that year.
If you join between 1 July and 30 November, you will pay $80.00 in total, which comprises the $50.00 Test Fee and 50% of the annual subscription of $60.00 – this will take your membership through to 31 December of that year.
If you join between 1 December and 31 December, then you will pay $110.00 which comprises the $50.00 Test Fee and the annual subscription of $60.00. This will take your membership through to 31 December of the following year.
If you decide to join a second division (e.g. Motorcycle or Heavy Vehicles in addition to the Car division) you pay an additional test fee of $50 before you start being observed in the second division. Your annual subscription remains the same, regardless of the number of divisions you join.
To maintain your membership you will be asked to pay an annual membership fee of $60.00. Reminders are typically sent out in early December each year. Members of more than one division can enjoy the benefits to each division, not just the one they originally joined.
As a member you will receive a copy of Roadcraft. Roadcraft is the police handbook for driver training. It’s used by all the emergency services and forms a key reference for driving instructors. Updates for this new edition include a new overtaking chapter with separate sections on passing stationary vehicles, single stage overtakes, and multi-stage overtakes and new explanations of advanced concepts, such as limit points on left-hand bends.
The Roadcraft System of Car Control forms the basis for the standards applied by an advanced driver. This is described by the principles set down in the IAM Roadsmart NZ’s own manual ‘How to be an Advanced Driver’. The content of both the IAM Roadsmart NZ’s manual and Roadcraft is very broad and as a guideline your drive should be based on these main headings relating to Advanced Driving:
Safe, Systematic, Smoothness, Progress and Restraint