DRIVERS LICENCES FOR CYCLISTS

This article describes a scheme in Roodepoort, South Africa, for training children to cycle and encouraging them to obtain a bicycle licence. The project was started by the chief of training at the Roodepoort Traffic Department, after incorporating information from England, where cycle training and traffic safety education for children are an integral part of traffic training. After training, the children are given an examination where they must pass a theoretical test and a practical test. They then receive a Certificate of Competency for Cyclists. The practical test consists of: (1) a balancing test, which assesses the most important cycling skill; (2) a straight line test; (3) a pedal and brake test; (4) a test of ability to ride between two rows of obstacles; and (5) a test of change of balance, while a cyclist rides in a 6m diameter figure of eight. Experience with the project shows that it is not particularly difficult to start a similar training project elsewhere, as local traffic departments will gladly use their experience to help plan such traffic training schemes.

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    SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS

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  • Publication Date: 1995

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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 28-30
  • Serial:
    • ROBOT
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS
    • ISSN: 0035-7391

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM