Paddy Hopkirk is new driving ambassador
Rally legend Paddy Hopkirk has become an ambassador for mature drivers for one of the UK’s leading independent road safety charity.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has invited Paddy to promote its Mature Driver’s Assessment, which is hoping to give older motorists more confidence in their driving skills.
The assessment involves a one-off 60-minute session in the driver’s own vehicle, administered by a qualified assessor. It will give an overview of any areas of the candidate’s driving that might need improving, as well as any areas of concern. There is no pass/ fail rating at the end, but every candidate will receive a written report of how they have performed.
Unsurprisingly, the man who won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper fared extremely well on the
Racing legend Paddy Hopkirk MBE.
assessment, with no advisories. ‘I am delighted to be involved with the IAM,’ says Paddy. ‘Our joint goal is to bring down the numbers of people killed and injured on the road.’