Updating the Motorcycle Test for 2009: exploring the training requirements for the off-road manoeuvres

This research study was commissioned to explore the training requirements for the new practical Motorcycle Test, adopted by Great Britain in April 2009 to comply with the 2nd European Union Driving Licence Directive. A dual-approach was used: the study began by interviewing 15 motorcycle instructors from 11 Approved Training Bodies (ATBs) about the new test and their proposed strategy for training future test applicants; this was followed by assessing how 50 applicants for the outgoing (2007) test fared when completing the 2009 off-road manoeuvres in a mock test situation. The research aimed to investigate: 1. the proportion and characteristics of riders who pass/fail the off-road component of the 2009 Motorcycle Test; 2. the extent of additional training that ATBs propose to provide trainees to assist with passing the 2009 Motorcycle Test, with specific consideration being given to the training facilities available to ATBs; and, 3. the relationship between training provisions and participants' ability when taking the off-road component of the 2009 Motorcycle Test. In light of the relatively small sample size, these findings can only provide an indication of training practices, applicant performance and other factors associated with the introduction of the new motorcycle test in April 2009.


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  • Pagination: 73p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 316

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  • Accession Number: 01384675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781846088100
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:48PM