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"Force has no place where there is need of skill" Herodotus 450BC :burnout:
If I could find someone who would take the time (FREE) to take me round each route, telling me all the faults I make then they'de be great
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I can see a busy weekend with the GPS coming up!
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Read my mutterings:
Not just me then? This is a new departure for the DSA? When I was training the examiners could (and often did) go where they wanted but, as mallettsmallett suggests, I see this leading to route learning. And that is something I don't really like the idea of.
they've been operating test routes for some time - there's a polite notice in the test centres asking ADIs NOT to practice on them because of the problem with the public complaining about U turns/E stop/reverse park etc etc..
We had that - but it related to certain roads that were the once they used for U-turns, e-stops and the like.....
See that it says 'Please note that any route is subject to alteration at the discretion of the examiner' at the bottom of all the ones I've looked at so far!
My job is to teach someone to safely ride a 500cc bike according to the highway code, and make them aware of the hazards they will face and how to negotiate them.For novice riders one of the first things i ask is what will the bike be mainly used for, then i can factor extra time into the course depending on their answers, sunny weeekend rider, we spend time out in the country , city commuter - we spend time in built up and busy areas , this is covered in all courses anyway but i have the time to focus some extra training in these situations.
I dont want to hear a day after someones passed their test that they have crashed because they havent been on dual carriage way before or havent been round a roundabout with 5 exits during training , because we have spent 3 days learning a route.I also think that most students wouldnt want to just learn a route, some may and as they are paying if thats what they still want after i've explained it to them, then thats what they will get. They have the choice.
Freedom of information.Like most things DSA have had to supply and should have made available all the test routes. AFAIK they were recently challeneged because they had not done so.
Bit like having to supply all the questions for the theory test
Test routes being taken off line!
I suppose it would make the 'independent driving' part a lot less tricky if people knew where the routes were!
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