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Ride Free: The New Online Motorcycle Training To Improve Road Safety

27/07/2020 11:40

Ride Free: The New Online Motorcycle Training To Improve Road Safety

Ride Free: The New Online Motorcycle Training To Improve Road Safety

Ride Free is a free online training course that new riders should complete before taking their moped or motorcycle compulsory basic training (CBT).

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced the launch of Ride Free - a free online training course that moped and motorcycle riders should complete before taking their CBT course.

It has been developed by DVSA, Highways England and other partners to help new riders prepare for a lifetime of safe riding.

What does the Ride Free course cover?

The course contains 5 online learning modules that cover:

-          the Highway Code and hazard perception

-          clothing, equipment and the importance of maintenance 

-          how a rider’s behaviour can affect them and other road users 

Why has this course been developed?

It’s important new riders get professional training and have the right knowledge and skills to help keep them safe on the roads.

Mark Winn, DVSA Chief Driving and Riding Examiner, said: ‘As motorcyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road users it’s essential they have the right knowledge and skills needed to stay safe on Britain’s roads.

‘Getting the right advice from a professional instructor and the new ride free course helps new riders get the most from their CBT and should improve road safety.’

Tony Campbell, Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) Chief Executive, said: ‘It is important that new riders should be safer riders and receive the best training possible and for that reason, MCIA is proud to be part of the Ride Free initiative.’

The course has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and a Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Kier Road Safety Award.

Where do I complete the Ride Free course?

To start your Ride Free online course, create an account on the Safe Driving for Life website or sign in to start your Ride Free training.

When will motorcycle tests restart?

England

Motorcycle training restarted on 4th July and testing restarted on 13th July 2020.

Scotland

Motorcycle training restarted on 22th July and testing will restart on 3th August 2020.

Wales

Motorcycle training will restart on 27th July and testing will restart on 3th August 2020.

To find out more about our Honda Approved test and training centre at Vertu Honda Grantham, click the link below:

Honda School of Motorcycling

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