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Open consultation: Improving moped and motorcycle training


Changes to moped and motorcycle training to make sure newly-qualified riders are better prepared for riding on modern roads.

Should motorcyclists be able to upgrade their licence to ride larger bikes by taking a training course, instead of having to take more tests ?

Give your views by Friday 17 February 2017: 


This consultation asks for views on changes to improve moped and motorcycle training in Great Britain.

The proposed changes for riders are to:

take away (revoke) compulsory basic training (CBT) certificates of riders who get 6 penalty points

introduce a training course for riders to upgrade their motorcycle licence, instead of passing extra tests

restrict riders to riding an automatic motorcycle if they take their CBT course on one

consider introducing a theory test that has to be taken before (or as part of) the CBT course

change the CBT course syllabus from 5 parts to 4

There are also proposed changes to:

improve the motorcycle instructor qualification process

improve the way training courses are quality assured

introduce an ‘earned recognition’ scheme for motorcycle training schools



move the recording of CBT courses from a paper-based system to a digital service

Respond Online: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/RTD6H/



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In my opinion motorcycle training progression in the UK is already well structured with progression from stage to stage and limits on what bike you can ride at what age and level of experience. I don't think it needs further review, it was only changed a year or two ago anyhow. I would prefer to see a similarly staged progression for car drivers with younger/novice drivers being limited in what cc/power cars they can drive with further testing and evaluation allowing them to progress.

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