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Poll: Will the new motorcycling licence laws be good for motorcycling?

Motorcycling licence laws are due to be changed yet again in January 2013 and motorcyclists starting at the age of 17 could potentially have to take three separate motorcycle tests before they're allowed to ride an unrestricted motorcycle on the road. This is what the new laws mean: Anybody under the age of 19 and at least 17 years old must pass a...

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draper12807

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draper12807 says:

Not be far off hgv test standards soon. Hgv tests are expensive and strict, motorcycle tests are getting harder and more expensive but cars are still the same. Punish the few for the mistakes of the many. Most bike crashes involve another vehicle which is usually at fault. They say it is to make young riders safer but what about young drivers. I know two people who have crashed in the past week due to dicking about. They're trying to get bikes to stop hitting cars but what about stopping cars from pulling out in front of the bike or overtaking into the path of a bike. Better to unload a gun rather than to shoot at a bulletproof vest?

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barnowl95

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barnowl95 says:

As a 17 year old lad, i know there has been a rush of bikers under 19 taking their tests and passing, just so they avoid this nonsense, instead of making more tests sort out the one they already have, the mod 1 test in the last week has had a girl on a 500cc swerve on the obstacle rev her bike and drive through the metal fence and down a steep hill into a dry stone wall, i think this should be changed, also i believe every car driver should have to do a CBT

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Krisrexter

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Krisrexter says:

All it is going to do is cost training schools and punters more money and it's not going to make the Dsa any more money either. This is all the EU on the plus side 80% of people are over 24 and do direct access anyway. It's only going to affect the minority so that makes it ok doesn't it??? It will only affect all those young folk turning to bikes as car insurance is rediculous and those looking for cheap transport. So just the industry's bread and butter. Way to stimulate the economy. At least there will be the road safety benifit..... No no wait it just encourages long time learners on there 3rd Cbt.

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snev

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snev says:

WTF...?

Is that person wearing ? in the picture... As for the question...NO. try doing the same to the Car drivers and you may well see a civil war, again.

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martynjoseph1

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Dodged the bullet

I'm 17 and passed my full bike test 1 month ago. Though I may be restricted I am glad I passed when I did as the proposed bike test plans sound terrible.

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2smoke

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2smoke says:

Better training for car drivers..

I call for all car drivers to do a CBT. In mainland Europe more people have exposure to bikes/scooters as a first means of transport. They grow up to be more considerate car drivers. At this rate I worry that in the future they'll bring in some new legislation and take our bike licences away... heaven forbid!

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david1991

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david1991 says:

Total BS

Car drivers take one test, and can drive in their boxes forever Bikers have to take three tests, and have a two year restriction put in place. where's the sense in that when car drivers have soooo many bad habits we have to compensate for such as bad lane positioning so we cant filter ect .

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MankeyJohn

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MankeyJohn says:

NO!

"NO. try doing the same to the Car drivers and you may well see a civil war, again"

Love it :)

Either someone has got a new job, or there looking at statistics again....

 

 

 

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

It's not about safety!

The EU have as good as said the legislation has nothing directly to do with safety and is about discouraging youngsters from taking up biking. Safety lobbyists have gotten the ear of jobsworth euro MP's to drive down road accident figures and believe the easiest way to do this is to legislate bikes off the road by the back door.

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ChimneyPortions

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Morons

Where are the 104 morons who voted "yes".

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