This report suggests improved instructions for motorcycle drivers in the Scandinavian countries. Firstly, the prevailing rules for motorcyclist instruction in Scandinavia and other countries are discussed. The report suggests that theoretical and practical instruction by an authorized instructor is made compulsory. It is emphasized that theoretical knowledge and practical experience should be acquired at the same time. The theoretical instruction should concentrate on actual traffic hazards and on developing the understanding of defensive traffic tactics. The practical instruction should be made up partly of handling training in closed practice areas, and partly of driving in ordinary traffic. A frame model for practical driving instruction is proposed. Apart from safety control training and driving in ordinary traffic the model comprises directions for the organization of handling training including brake exercises etc. It is recommended that brake exercises are practised on different surface materials at speeds up to 60 km/h, and that special brake exercises and evasive actions are performed in mock emergency situations. During the practical driving instruction the instructor and the pupil should be able to communicate. The report also deals with the definition of defensive driving, post instruction, licence for large motorcycles and driving motorcycles with sidecars. Finally, driving instructor education is discussed. /TRRL/

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    Nordisk Trafiksikkerheds Raad

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • Danish

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  • Accession Number: 00178616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 19 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM