DVSA launch free online course to boost safety for learner riders

The training is designed to be taken before a CBT
The training is designed to be taken before a CBT
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As motorcycle training and tests have resumed in England, Wales and Scotland, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have unveiled a new, free online course to boost safety for learner riders.

Working with Highways England, the DVSA has developed 'Ridefree', which is a free online course for new riders.

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As part of the course, motorcyclists are taken through five online learning modules that are designed to be taken before they do their CBT.

In it they cover everything from the Highway Code to hazard perception, protective clothing and how a rider’s behaviour can affect both them and others. In fact it’s been judged so positive that it’s won a couple of road safety awards.

"Motorcyclists are amongst some of the most vulnerable road users so we want to help ensure they have the knowledge, skills and experience they need to stay safe on the roads," says Mark Winn, DVSA Chief Driving and Riding Examiner.

"Getting the right advice from a professional instructor and the new 'Ridefree' course helps new riders get the most from their CBT and is designed to improve road safety." Try it online by clicking here.

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Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.