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Open consultation: Improving moped and motorcycle training

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by ©-©, Feb 15, 2017.

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Poll closed Feb 18, 2017.
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  1. ©-©

    ©-© New Member

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    Summary

    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:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-moped-and-motorcycle-training


    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/
     
  2. MooN

    MooN Active Member

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    I guess you're not really looking for "opinion" here but for replies in the poll ( I'll do that after) I'm not a big fan of tests "per se". As an instructer and examiner (in the past) for various waterbourne antics I find that people learn "how to pass the test" rather than actually trying to integrate what they've learnt. Little do I know of how the UK licence system now works but I have seen friends here ( wife included) getting involved in the compulsory theory test which has to be passed prior to the practical test and some of the questions have me foaming at the mouth. As per usual with these things the question seem to be solely concerned with the letter of the law and encourage people to take a risk because "it is legally acceptable" rather than teach them to either evaluate the risks or avoid the need to take the risk. my response to your poll question would be yes, good ideas ( questioning current thinking and techniques usually is) but the worth of such changes depends wholly on who is directing the changes and wether they have any practical experience of, in this case, riding in current traffic conditions or training riders to stay alive.
     

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