Frequently Asked Questions


What does it cost?

Annual subscription to the local RoADAR NorthEast group : £10 per year. Subscriptions are only accepted electronically ( Standing Order, Bank Transfer, Paypal etc. ) The RoSPA Advanced Driving Test is currently £67 ( or £62 if you are 25 or younger ). The RoSPA Advanced Riding Test is currently £73 ( or £68 if you are 25 or younger ). The test fee is payable (to the National RoSPA organisation) only when you apply to take the test, and includes your first year’s National membership when you pass. RoADAR National membership annual renewal (£40) members who maintain their National membership receive a free re-test every 3 years. Early retests (at your own discretion) (£56 for a Car, £51 for a Bike).

What are the benefits of membership?

Perhaps the main benefit as a new member is that you will be eligible for free tutoring from our tutors. Members can also be added to our mailing list to be kept up to date with information and newsletters.  Subscription to RoADAR NorthEast also entitles you vote in local organisational matters.
We welcome visitors and guests of members to the meetings irrespective of their membership status; however regular guests or visitors are encouraged to become members of RoADAR NorthEast.
Our tutors are all volunteers, and vary in the amount of time they are able or prepared to deicate to training; so new members may have to join a waiting list for practical tutoring. The length of the waiting list can vary considerably; some associates are assigned a tutor immediately depending upon locality and tutor availability while others may have to wait.

Do I have to take training, or test, or come to meetings?

No these benefits are all entirely optional at your own discretion.

How do I get a tutor?

Tutors are assigned by our training secretary Doreen.  If for any reason you wish to change your tutor you will need to refer back to her.


Chairman – Dave Summers

Driver Training Officer
Dave Summers

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