Reduce your restricted period

Reduce your restricted period from Rider Skills

By: Rider Skills  28-Feb-2009
Keywords: Motorcycle Training

Street Talk is a course that provides riders with an opportunity to learn new safety skills.

It aims to help you:

Better understand and cope with risks when you're riding
Be aware of your performance as a rider
Improve your riding (if necessary).

This training course is designed to raise awareness of the factors that affect your ability to ride your motorcycle safety and addresses key elements such as:

Identifying Risk Behavioural Influences
Human Risk Factors
External Risk Factors
Managing Change
Strategies for setting goals and monitoring risk factors
Hazard awareness
Observation techniques
Safety zoning
Gap Selection
Hazard Response

The course is divided into five sections. Sections 1 - 4 are Theory and group sessions that are run in a classroom environment.Typically these will be divided into two sessions per week (approx 2 1/2 hours each) to enable the course to be completed within a fortnight.Session 5 is a practical session which will be conducted with a qualified motorcycle instructor (approx 1 hour).

The practical session is designed to give you feedback on your readiness for the full licence test. Successful completion of the streettalk course is recognised as a qualifying scheme to reduce your restricted licence period.

Age Restricted period reduced by:

Under 25 6 Months
Over 25 3 Months

To qualify for the scheme, you must hold a current class 6 restricted motorcycle licence. Under the age of 25, you must have held your restricted motorcycle licence for at least 6 months.

Over the age of 25 you can apply as soon as you obtain your class 6 restricted motorcycle licence.

You must have your own motorcycle with a current WOF and registration to complete the practical session. Please note: Riderskills will only accept applications from motorcycle riders as the practical session will be conducted on a motorcycle.

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Keywords: Motorcycle Training