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01 October 2012 16:30
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I dont see it working so as far as i am concerned its a No No.
What amazes me is that in order to get into a car one first has to have a qualified ie fully licenced passenger and probably undertake something like 20 to 40 hours of instruction at costs just to sit the DSA test [ not forgeting the usual theory and awareness testing etc before hand]
On a bike, a much more vulnerable [ notice i did not say dangerous ]machine u can get away with a day or in most cases less than a day, sometimes mearly a few hours and away u go.
Then at some considerable later stage one can undergo some form of DSA training in order to undertake the test.
It is historic i now but in this day and age one would feel that more training and earlier, similar to the so called Advance level could or would be a good thing. But then again 98% of up to 125cc machines cannot exceed the speed limit so how on earth are they going to make progress.?or overtake? Difficult one that.
05 October 2012 17:11
Australia is Doing the Opposite
Down under, they have the reverse of this proposal going to government --- you have to have you car licence for a year before you can even take a motorbike test.
Sorry to say this but motorbiking is on the governments hit-list in this country - and wouldn't be suprised if the idea gets taken up by a EU w.o.f.s politician, and then imposed on us along with all the other EU Bulls**t regulations...
i.e. new MOT policy, New Test regime, Hi-Vis vests --- and and lets not forgot every Anti-social regulation being manipulated by the pigs to stop you having a loud exhaust - so that people can HEAR you coming in there tin-cans
04 October 2012 20:49
May I suggest a hazard perception test,in a simulator, to replicate all kinds of weather conditions and with motorcycles in the scenarios with and without headlights on? Observation and concentration are skills found sadly lacking with a lot of 4 wheeled users, so an approach of this type, with consequences for "at fault" manouevers carried out by the candidate if they cause an accident involving a bike (such as re sitting the theory test) to reinforce the need to be aware of the vulnerablities of other road users, such as bikes, pedestrians etc.
Just a thought.
04 October 2012 15:31
Despite their reputation
Despite the reputation I'd much rather ride a bike in Italy and Spain than in Britain and that's because everyone there has been on a powered two wheeler.
03 October 2012 03:01
What's the point?
02 October 2012 19:16
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