Camrider assists DVSA with CBT consultation. Your chance to help shape the future of motorcycling
Have your say on plans to improve compulsory basic training (CBT)
Plans to improve CBT have been released underconsultation today (10 March, 2015)
The proposals look at improving CBT by improving riding for younger learners.
The plans being considered cover 3 areas:
The consultation runs until Thursday 21 April 2015.
Camrider have been in a long term consultation with the DVSA about how we can best help new motorcyclists get trained safely for British roads. We believe that CBT has been a great way to enable young and new riders to the roads, but we need to look to the future and how things can be improved.
In responce to the Government need for theory training: That a cut down theory test could be provided by the Approved Training Body (like Camrider) on a day prior to the actual on site and on road elements. We believe riders can become tired after many hours of classroom work followed by on site and road training. To have a separate half day with theory and classroom lessons, followed by a day where you can freshly practice for the bike handling skills and road-craft will be a safer and more successful route to CBT.
About standards: Above all we hope the DVSA will get to grips with policing the motorcycle training industry. Though there are many great companies out there - however the lack of sanctions the DVSA has encourages the poor to continue. We would like to see a regime similar to MOT's for cars and bikes where there can be secret shopping by officials and real sanctions against the training companies that break the rules. This requires primary legislation that is long overdue.
If you want to comment and give your feedback, just follow this link: Read the document
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