April 2018
Dates For Your Diary
Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at Liddington Village Hall, opposite the church
May 14th 2018
VIP Close Protection driving -  Mark Kenderick, Bespoke Driver Training.

June 11th 2018
Swift Medics’ out of hours and emergency Doctors services      Dr Jonathan Glover.

July 28th 2018
Calne Bike Show - yes, we are attending so volunteers to the Secretary please!

Next date is 5th May at The Haven in Salisbury
Monthly Ride-Outs
Remember that monthly Bike Ride-Outs take place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Check the Forum for details
Do you have a topic you would like discussed, or know of an interesting speaker?  Please contact Monica!

Congratulations to the following members who have passed their Advanced Tests recently:
Peter Genet Diploma in Advanced Riding Instruction
Dave Venman Car Advanced Tutor 
David Wicks Bike Gold (Tutor Bob Fram)
Please welcome the following to the Group:

Keith Bartlam (bike)
Martin Maya (bike)

Don’t forget that we have a range of clothing available to purchase. We also offer a range of books, such as Roadcraft, Motorcycle Roadcraft and the Highway Code, and these are available at discounted prices.

For more information visit the Merchandise page of our web site at www.wiltshireroadar.co.uk.
We are always looking for more articles, ideas and news for the newsletter. Have you been somewhere interesting recently that would make a good story? If you attend any group events then take a camera and send us your pictures!

Please forward all contributions to newsletter@wiltshireroadar.co.uk
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General Data Protection Regulation - reminder
April will be the last month you receive this newsletter, and other communication from the committee, unless you agree to receive it by Opting In. If you do not Opt In, by default, you will be removed from receiving this newsletter and other important e-mails from the group.
An email will be coming through your inboxes over the coming days asking you for consent or not. 
The law is changing on 25 May 2018 on how personal data is held and managed by organisations and RoADAR Wiltshire is no exception.  The main change is the need to have explicit consent for us to hold and use data.  The Committee is still working on the finer details of maintaining compliance with the law.  You will in the near future receive an email outlining out privacy policy and requesting your consent for us to hold and use your data to achieve our aim above.  Please work with us to continue to make the Group efforts successful.
Meeting 9 April -  Wheels, Skills & Thrills Part deux!
Martin Evans and Tony Gilbert from Bristol Advanced Motorists Group, IAM, were warmly welcomed to the group to talk about Wheels, Skills & Thrills Part 2.  They had visited our group a few years back to talk about Part 1.
History – Prof. Alan Tapp, University of the West of England, obtained funding from a government grant via the Road Safety Trust. Funds come from all the speeding camera fines, and £250k was awarded to Wheels, Skills & Thrills.
This is a research project in essence staffed by four academics, including those from UCL, Loughborough and TRL.
Part 1 focussed on young male drivers in the 18-25 age group, from poorer areas as they have a higher incident rate than the national average. From Part 1, there were 40 that started; 22 completed; 9 took the whole course and passed. Three of the men went onto take their Advanced Driving course with IAM. One of the young men, who did not complete the course, died later on due to a wheel bearing failure; he had attended the karting event which was the incentive to get them to come along, but that was his only attendance on the course.
There were 6 sessions where the men would be treated like adults and shown how to drive. Each driver would be assessed over the coming weeks and sessions to see how they had improved.
In their own cars, a black box would be placed, monitoring their speed. At the start of the course the number of events was quite high. As expected, over the period of the 6 sessions, these events dropped; for the most part. Some did increase.
The road course took place south of Bristol. The IAM volunteers assessed the drivers, then showed them how to do it properly! Think this surprised the lads that older chaps can drive better than them.
From Part 1, invaluable lessons were learned and these were put into practice for Part 2.
Part 2 – become more scientific with a SatSafe box put into the specially bought and modified training car, a Ford Fiesta ST monitoring events that exceeded 3G. Seven advanced driving tutors were selected with the right temperament, and coaching was considered more important than a black box.
Part 2 is going through Stage 1 for which there are 40 participants. There is a Driver Training Plan over six 50-minute sessions. Each session has a particular emphasis:
  1. Concentration & Observation
  2. Anticipation & Planning
  3. Positioning
  4. Cornering
  5. Putting it all together
  6. Night driving and a social evening (pizza, no alcohol!)
With the project car and the installed satsafe makes the collection of statistics more objective. Every participant gets to drive the project car. The car also has three cameras, front, rear and observing the driver.  There are additional cameras in the footwell, one looking over the shoulder and an expensive data logger in the boot.
What is the purpose of the project?

With the higher than average incident/death rate in young men, the team want to prove that intervention works and then once this is proven develop into a package to roll out nationally.
They hope to sell the course to insurance companies. 
Fingers crossed for them this goes well. Thanks to Martin and Tony for an enjoyable evening.
Peter Genet
We are getting regular invitations from other groups. This month seems to be even more than ever. Nice to be wanted!
Gloucester Group

You Be The Judge Tue 5 June 18 at 19:30 – 21:00

Gloucester South Fire Station Community Room SkillZONE Tuffley Lane Gloucester GL4 0AS
An illustrated presentation by Gloucestershire area RoADAR Examiner and accident investigation consultant Paul Crabtree.  Paul assembles a thought provoking interactive exercise that should invoke audience discussion and nudge the grey cells into action.
Suitable for all. Please bring a notebook and pen.
Low Speed Skill Development

We are running a low speed skill development event on Sunday 10 June and Sunday 18 October 2018 at the Arle Court Park and Ride Car Park, Cheltenham and would like to invite your riders to come along for free.
More details on of this event can be found on the forum.  http://www.wiltshireroadar.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=488#p2190

Slow Riding     
Sunday 27th May at Wroughton Park and Ride, Croft Road, Swindon, SN1 4RW. 
Open to all members and the general riding public so spread the word.
Communication from RoADAR Coordinator - Richard Howes
Richard's monthly message has been placed on the Forum under General Discussion.  Please head over there to see the latest from our Regional Coordinator
RoADAR Head Office facebook Page
Reminder of the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161699161113584/ or type in RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders in to your facebook.
Towing questionaire from HQ :  If you tow on a regular basis, then this is the questionnaire for you; received from Amy Brant at HQ:
RoSPA is a member of the National Towing Working Group, which is conducting a survey to capture information about the experience motorists using motorway service areas in Great Britain while they are towing. The survey should take between 2-5 minutes to complete. Responses will be completely anonymous and only used for research purposes. The link to the survey is https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=152145866477. If possible, please complete the survey by 15 May 2018.
Kind regards
Skillshare 2018 - New locations - Starts 7 April
Skillshare will run from 10 am on the first Saturday of each month from April to October.  The locations (to improve our coverage across the County) are as follows:
For April, June, August and October it will be at the Three Trees Farm Shop at Chiseldon
For May, July and September it will at the Haven Salisbury.
Skillshare is extended to car drivers as well as bike riders.
Drivers or riders can turn up and get a free assessment of their skills, with the opportunity to sign up for full membership if they want to take it further. If members get an opportunity to publicise Skillshare the website is a good starting point or please ask Mark Sealey for more information (skillshare@wiltshireroadar.co.uk)

Committee minutes    These are available from the Group Secretary if any member wishes to see them. If you are interested in reading the minutes, then please send a mail to the Group Secretary whom will promptly forward them onto you.
Committee membership  Always on the lookout for willing volunteers to help run the group and maintain its high standards. Just for info, the committee meets once a month. However, the mix of the committee is very strongly biased towards bikers; there is only one car representative now on the committee. Any car drivers want to change the balance?
Membership fees - confused? 
There are two subscriptions to pay:

1. Wiltshire RoADAR (the Group) - an annual fee is paid to the Group in October. This pays for hall hire, speakers and promotional material. This fee does not cover test fees or RoADAR/RoSPA membership fees.

2. RoADAR (HQ) - a fee is only paid to RoADAR (HQ) in the first instance for the test fee. After that, it is up to the individual if they wish to pay an annual membership fee to RoADAR - this is in addition to paying an annual membership fee to Wiltshire RoADAR. If a member does pay an annual fee to RoADAR, then assuming one does so for three years continuously, there will not be a further test fee to be paid for the three yearly retest.  The fee to RoSPA is paid by the indiviudual at the time of booking their test. Annual renewal to RoADAR is around the time of your test. 
A reminder for all Members there is a Forum on the Website which can be used for any purpose but particularly coordinating events, hints, tips and general conversation.  It is easy to register on the website so please do log on and chat away.
Test results 
Reminder to let the Membership Secretary and your tutor know when you have taken your Advanced Driving/Riding Test and result. This is so our database is kept up to date; there is no need or pressure at all to have the result published on the website or in this newsletter if you wish to keep your result confidential.

Membership Secretary: Mr Gary Franks
Hon Secretary: Mr Peter Genet
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