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
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