A welcome from the Chairman
IMTD was formed in 1957 after the Suez Crisis the previous year (Wikipedia link for the history of the Suez Crisis). This led to petrol rationing and driving tests being suspended with Driving Schools and Driving Instructors finding themselves stuggling for business. They also felt they did not have a sufficiently vocal body to represent their needs or views. More of the history of IMTD up to the present day can be found here (History of IMTD).
2017 is therefore IMTD's 60th year, our 'Diamond' Anniversary – an event that would not have been foreseen by the original founding members when the organisation was inaugurated and neither would they have anticipated or foreseen the changes in driver training that have evolved over the years.
Trade Bodies and Associations at both a national and local level look after the day to day business needs for Driving Instructors and IMTD sees itself as supporting these groups in a positive way.
IMTD today exists to support and address the issues of a specialist nature and to facilitate networking amongst some of the most experienced Driving Trainers in the UK and overseas.
Being a member of IMTD gives those involved in the driver training industry several benefits in furthering their knowledge of relevant driver training and road safety matters (as well as being able to network with the best in the industry). To become a member of IMTD is not a matter of just paying a membership fee. There is a process applied to ensure any applicants have a suitable level of both experience and relevant knowledge, which is verified before the applicant is granted Membership. Further details can be found from the Menu above under “Membership”.
Finally, this expectation of a high standard of Member is reflected in the IMTD Motto:
"Only the Best Shall Serve"