Sorry, elsewhere in the thread the policy had been criticised (helmets, segregation), so I was endeavouring to put the record straight on that matter - IMO the majority of the policies are clearly commendable.
Regarding Members' attitudes, yep they are human and you meet some intolerant ones, or ones that have forgotten their training. However the majority, I have met, on average indeed, are more tolerant than the average driver I have met. I am therefore loathe to criticise the organisation which is trying to make a bit of difference. True it doesn't have a silver bullet/magic wand etc, but who does? Yes IAM/Advanced driving does require "progress", however in my experience this is ALWAYS (caps for emphasis - I'm not shouting
) secondary to safety. As I imagine you are aware, the term "progress" in advanced terms is inextricably linked with safety - "progress" does not mean going fast regardless of prevailing circumstances and legality. This is in contrast to the understanding and conduct displayed by the overwhelming majority of untrained (since 17) drivers, most of whom couldn't give a damn about speed limits unless there is a camera there, and the attitudes of the press and TV presenters, but I'm repeating myself..