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1) Should all independent "instructors" belong to an organisation? [not neccessarily this one]2) If not, why not.
Cousin Jack wrote
I certainly don't want any more bureaucratic standards thankyou.
The IAM are currently the largest Advanced Motoring organisation in Britain and have already been accepted by the DAS/DSA as a potential partner for this role. With the figures of motorcycle RTA's being so contencious, I'd be happier for the government to have as little levering power as possible.
The government organisation (effectively controlled by government even if it pretends to be separate). These do impose standards, often very rigid and bureaucratic standards, and attempt to enforce a closed shop. They may offer some protection to the consumer, but are often a major cost for the members, and they totally stifle debate about what the standard should be.
The trade organisation - may offer benefits to members (ie the trade) but the "qualification" to join is usually a cheque, and the "standards" are pretty well meaningless. Usualy toothless and, while promising consumer protection, rarely delivers it.
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The Spin Doctor wrote
I'd dearly love to kick off an independent organisation that would give ALL instructors of whatever affiliation, an equal voice... but I can't do it more or less alone.. it needs to be a cooperative effort - and that's where things fall down.
you're forgetting F.A.R.T
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