The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced a new optional online training course called Ridefree, a training course for new riders to undertake before their CBT.
The free course has been developed by DVSA, Highways England and other partners to help new riders prepare for a lifetime of safe riding.
The course contains 5 online learning modules covering:
- the Highway Code and hazard perception
- clothing, equipment and the importance of maintenance
- how a rider’s behaviour can affect them and other road users
“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,” said Mark Winn, DVSA Chief Driving and Riding Examiner. “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.”
The course has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and a Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Kier Road Safety Award.