Group Newsletters


Derwent and Hope Valleys IAM Newsletter Dec 2020 - Jan 2021

Developing safer driving habits for life.

Winter sun.

New training modules for learners.

No mobiles at the wheel.

Highway code changes.

DVLA log book replacements.

Derwent and Hope Valleys IAM Newsletter Feb 2021 - Mar 2021

What does a third lockdown mean for motorists?

Effect of lockdown on vehicles.


Observation links.

Electric cars shock...

Minor infringement fines.

Just a biker.

Serious lockdown advice?? (Humour)

Derwent and Hope Valleys IAM Newsletter Apr 2021 - May 2021

Chairmans ramblings

Covid-19 driver and rider trainer guidance

Reverse or parallel parking

Derwent and Hope Valleys IAM Newsletter Jun 2021 - Jul 2021

Chairmans Ramblings

Ultimate Safety Checklist Before a Long Journey

Classic Motorcycle Meet

Derwent and Hope Valleys IAM Newsletter Jun 2021 - Jul 2021

Councils handed powers to fine.

Tips and advice.

How can I help emergency services on a blue light

Derwent and Hope Valleys IAM Newsletter Oct 2021 - Nov 2021

Posture when driving

Longer Lorries could hit British Roads

Carrying Pets in your car

Can Electric Vehicle Batteries run out in a traffic jam

Institute of Advanced Motorists Award Top Honour

Kate is pictured during the presentation with group chairman Kevin Knight (left) and chief observer Bill Storey

Highest honour for magazine editor Kate

Motoring enthusiast Kate Froggatt has proved she’s a whizz with words as well as a real professional when she’s behind the wheel of a car.

The prestigious Institute of Advanced Motorists has just awarded her its top honour for editing the best Advanced Driving group magazine in the whole of the UK.

Kate, who lives on the Notts-Derbys border but spends most of the summer months in Alport, near Bakewell, edits the magazine for the Derwent and Hope Valleys group of the IAM.


She has been a member of the group and the magazine editor for several years.


“It’s a fantastic honour for both Kate and the local iam group”, said group secretary and chief observer Bill Storey this week. “We have always been very proud of our publication but to win the national award is really something.”

Bill collected the trophy on Kate’s behalf during the IAM’s annual conference and subsequently presented it to her during a Sunday morning guidance session in Matlock.