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The new test is too tricky for novices

I am a bike instructor in cumbria who has a few words on the complete balls up that is the new 2 part test. Last week at our new MPTC the 1st 4 instructors to try part 1, all failed to get up to speed on both attempts so would have failed their tests. How can we expect pupils with much...

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Jun 05

Posts: 33

dwoollands says:

Thats the plan

This is the plan - less pass rates = less riders getting killed - or so the government thinks so anyway.

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Mar 05

Posts: 65

Darowyn says:

In a profession that has suffered from a quarter century of ill-thought-out, half baked government initiatives, I decided on a policy of my own.

If you are told to do something really stupid, don't do it, no matter who gives the order. If the authorities are checking your performance, lie. They are wrong and doing the right thing is right.

Remember the Nuremburg trials after the war. "I was just following orders" is not an excuse for doing what is wrong or harmful.  If, in the conditions, 25 MPH is the safe speed  for the swerve test, then pass the candidate and tick the box.

And you can tell them I said you could.  There is much too much going-by-the-book in this country.

Power to the people!



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May 08

Posts: 5

contact details below for the DSA's Chief Exec's office...... prehaps a 'few' emails and letters may help them get the message that the new test is a load of bollox!!!


Chief Executive’s Private Office - Correspondence
Contact Details

Chief Executive`s Private Office-Correspondence
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham NG1 6LP

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Apr 09

Posts: 8


new bike test

totally agree,we have 50 miles round trip to test and 2 hrs 40mins,to have your nervous system upset watching your trainee's doing the avoidance exercise,we demonstrate the exercise before our students do an exercise on the new test,why not ask the examiner to demonstrate the test for the trainee first,then we can see that it is safe for the trainee to do it.So far we have been lucky everyone has passed,but the weather has been ok.Think we will shut in winter,and send our wage bill to the DSA.

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Mar 09

Posts: 10

DaveRM says:

By the Book

I absolutely agree with Darowyn. Just tick the damn box. I reckon he must have been a copper, I was and I remember all those bloody initiatives.

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Aug 02

Posts: 3

swkdl01 says:

all of our trainers would have passed - having spoken to other instructorsi do not know of any other schools in the south wales area  that have a problem with the Test either - yes some of the schools have a long way to travel which is something that needs to be fixed

this is the plan - less pass rates = less riders getting killed - or so the government thinks so anyway.

MCN is doing a good enough job in reducing the amount of candidates with CR££ that they  are talking

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