50-50 on this
Whilst I agree with pretty much all the comments I read here, I must just say, I can see why (bear with me). I commute daily into London, I'm not one of those people who Dawdle along, I make some quite good "Progress" but I have to say, I see some shocking riding behaviour from people who are desperate to remove themselves from the human genome in the most spectacular way possible.
Only this morning a rider (scooter) came hurtling through the blackwall tunnel in his trackie bottoms and tee and not only weaving through the traffic but also filtering in the Blackwall tunnel in gaps where his legs were touching the cars as he went through, he was still at the lights when I came out of the dark so he didn't gain any ground but he did increase his chances of eating philadelphia on a cloud with wings on his back. He had an "L"plate and it's sad to say but pretty much every scooter or bike I see being ridden in this sort of manner usually has an "L"Plate, I don't want to tar all learners with the same brush as that would be unfair, I have seen some loons that have passed but they do have some road knowledge.
As we all know, this Government caters for the lowest common denominator, the humans most genetically similar to Pond Algae. As such they apply rules as they see appropriate, in this particular individuals case, he clearly needs further tuition in addition to the CBT.
Most bike shops add the price of the CBT to the price of a scooter and tell you that the CBT is free, this encourages the problem because you can order the bike on Sat and ride away on Sun. Many of the people that take up this offer never bother to rectify the lack of education and help raise the road casualty stats.
Those that just buy a moped or scooter just to get around with no further education are encouraged to go further with the training but they say they don't see the point, these are the people that need it most and they have now shown up on the Governments radar and are target No1.
I think they should go further, anyone who wants to drive a car should first do a year on a moped/scooter, then they will be awoken to the fact that there are two wheelers out there and might actually look before exiting the A2 from lane 3 at the last possible moment.