What is RoADAR?

RoADAR is the ‘Advanced Drivers and Riders’ section of RoSPA, the ‘Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’.

RoADAR operates in a very practical style through local groups of volunteers who offer tutoring, support, and advice to anyone who wants to improve their driving and pass the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test. This is on a one to one basis where you remain with the same Tutor throughout.

Before taking the test you should study the current editions of The Highway Code and Roadcraft. Without a good knowledge of both you are unlikely to obtain a high grade. You would also be unwise to apply for an advanced test unless you have had some additional training since passing your L-test.

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. This skill requires a positive but courteous attitude and a high standard of driving competence based on concentration, effective all round observation, anticipation, and planning. This must be coordinated with good handling skills.

The vehicle will always be at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely on its own side of the road in the distance that can be seen to be clear.

It is not about teaching you anything new, it is about improving the skills that you already have.”

DVSA, RoADAR, IAM, 1997


These are just some of the benefits of becoming a RoADAR advanced driver: