DVSA launches pre-CBT training with online Ridefree course

The DVSA has announced the launch of Ridefree – a free online training resource for those looking to take their CBT course

DVSA announce Ridefree course

THE Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a new online training course for riders looking to get on two-wheels.

The course was developed by the DVSA, Highways England and the MCIA, and has already gone on to win a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and a Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Kier Road Safety Award.

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The free course covers topics like the Highway Code, clothing, equipment, and the importance of motorcycle maintenance and also how a rider’s behaviour can affect them and other road users.

Mark Winn, DVSA Chief Driving and Riding Examiner, said:

“As motorcyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road users it’s essential they have the right knowledge and skills needed to stay safe on Britain’s roads.

“Getting the right advice from a professional instructor and the new ride free course helps new riders get the most from their CBT and should improve road safety.”

Tony Campbell, Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) Chief Executive, said:

“It is important that new riders should be safer riders and receive the best training possible and for that reason, MCIA is proud to be part of the Ridefree initiative.”

To sign up for the Ridefree course, head to: safedrivingforlife.info/ridefree

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