DVSA launches new Ridefree online training

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Published on 27 July 2020 by Mike Waters

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a new online training course to help new motorcycle and moped riders learn about the basics of powered two-wheelers before they take their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course.  

The free course covers such topics as how a rider’s behaviour can affect them and other road users, the Highway Code, hazard perception, clothing, equipment and the importance of maintenance.  

Ridefree was developed by the DVSA, Highways England, the Motorcycle Industry Association and other partners, and has already won Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and a Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Kier Road Safety Award.  

Welcoming its launch, DVSA Chief Driving and Riding Examiner Mark Winn 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.” 

You can sign up for Ridefree here. 

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