BMF urge riders to speak up over test review

By James Sharpe -

General news

 13 July 2010 16:06

The British Motorcyclists Federation is urging motorcyclists to contribute to the Government’s review of the motorcycle test.

When he announced the review, new Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning, said that he wanted to hear from motorcyclists as “there may be scope for some changes to the way in which the test is carried out.”

The BMF are now encouraging people to get the views across.

The BMF’s Government Relations Executive, Chris Hodder, said, “Riders rarely get a chance to literally tell the government what they’re doing wrong let alone getting a genuine promise that they’ll listen and do something about it, so it would be a great shame to let this opportunity go to waste.”

Those willing to contribute should email RUSD4consultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk. The closing date of the review is 31 July.

The review is over the new test procedure and two-part motorcycle test that was introduced in April 2009 in order to meet the requirements of the second EU Directive on driving licences.