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Motorcyclists encouraged to make their riding more enjoyable

Transport

June 18
15:03 2018

The DVSA enhanced rider scheme is a voluntary scheme to help motorcyclists get more from their riding.

Youre never too good, and the DVSA enhanced rider scheme lets you improve the skills that will help make your riding safer and more fun.

How the scheme works

You book an appointment with an expert trainer. The trainers are passionate bikers who want to share their experience and advice to help you get more from your riding.

Youll get for a ride out with them for between 1 and 2 hours so they can see what youre good at and any areas you might be able to improve.

If you dont need any training, theres nothing more to do. Youll be sent a DVSA enhanced rider scheme certificate.

But if you do need some training, youll work with your trainer on a personalised training plan. When youve done the training, youll be sent a DVSA enhanced rider scheme certificate.

The cost of the scheme is set by individual trainers. Some local councils also offer a subsidy to help with the cost. Check with your trainer or local council.

Helping you through a lifetime of safe riding

Mark Winn, DVSA Chief Driving Examiner, said:

DVSAs priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe riding.

Youre never too experienced to learn more safety skills, and the DVSA enhanced rider scheme is all about helping make a ride out even more enjoyable.

While experience and riding regularly help, theres no substitute for the training, advice and tips youll get from an expert trainer.

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users

In 2016, 319 motorcyclists died in incidents on Great Britains roads, and 5,553 were seriously injured. Serious injuries include things like a broken neck or back, severe head injuries and internal injuries.

During the same time, 16,785 motorcycles were involved in all reported accidents.

Taking extra training can help reduce the risk of being involved in a collision, and make any ride out more enjoyable. The DVSA enhanced rider scheme includes modules on topics including:

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