DWDAM routinely sees one of three examiners, each of whom cover a different part of Dorset
West of Dorset
Dougie has had 30 years Police experience, having served in the Metropolitan Police, Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. During his police service, Dougie was an instructor for Police VIP Escort teams and has escorted numerous members of the Royal family and senior Government Ministers. He was also a Grade 1 Police Motorcycle Instructor and has been an IAM Test Examiner for many years. He is now employed as the driver and rider training manager for the Ambulance Service.
Dougie regularly provides presentations on advanced riding techniques and these are always most informative and entertaining. Attendees have found them extremely useful no matter what motorcycling experience they have.
Dougie is very personable and always tries to put riders at their ease when conducting a test.
East of Dorset
Chris Smith has 30 years Police Service with nearly 20 years in the Traffic Department as a Police Motorcyclist. Chris is a qualified Police driving and riding instructor, taught advanced skills to officers locally and headed up the force Motorcycle VIP team having escorted HM the Queen on several occasions. Since retiring, Chris continues to train Police Drivers and Motorcyclists as a civilian instructor. He supports the DocBike charity and is an active IAM RoadSmart supporter
Chris is a very personable examiner who puts candidates at ease prior to the test and provides an insightful and thorough post test debrief. You can follow him on Twitter for motorcycling and driving thoughts and insights.
North of Dorset
Peter is one of the first IAM examiners who has not come from a Police Motorcyclist background, rather as a result of his impressive array of IAM qualifications and extensive motorcycling experience.
Peter is an extremely personable examiner who goes to great lengths to ensure that candidates understand the scope of the Advanced Rider Test, and will also establish Bluetooth communications if possible, to remove the need for distracting mirror checks for navigation purposes. Peter can also be followed on Twitter.