New learner laws | NEWS
The DVSA have announced a public consultation period into proposals to change the rules for CBT training and the motorcycle test process.
The changes may include the following:
- Six penalty point limit on a CBT
- Restricted to an auto if you do a CBT on an auto
- Four part CBT syllabus
- Theory test before CBT
- Digital training to improve record keeping
The DVSA also want your views on the possibility to take ‘progressive action’ training to upgrade a licence, rather than extra tests. This proposal could be a good way to encourage people to gain a full licence rather than taking the ‘easy’ option of repeated CBTs. Surely a well trained rider is much safer than one who half heartedly repeats the same CBT syllabus every two years?
Improvements to the way instructors gain qualifications and a new system of checks on training schools are also being considered to improve the quality and consistency of training. A good trainer can turn a novice into a safe rider for life, rather than simply training pupils to pass a test.
Have your say
You can put your two penneth in by visiting the following link, the consultation period ends on February 17th: DVSA Have your say
If you’re currently on ‘L’ plates or are considering getting on the road maybe now is the time to do it before things gets changed around again.