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Get Motorcycle Driving Licence
You’ve bought your bike, the leathers fit like a glove and your crash helmet is shiny and new — but before you can hit the road, you’ll need to pass your motorcycle test.
Motorcycles can be a cost-efficient way to get around, but there are a few safety things you should know before going for your motorcycle licence.
It’s important to know that motorcycle riders are less protected than car drivers and have a greater chance of being seriously injured in a crash. You can become a safe rider through acquiring the necessary skills and understanding of the road environment, by always being alert and defensive and by accepting that the prime responsibility for your safety on the road is yours.
The Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) requires new riders to pass through three licensing stages before obtaining an unrestricted rider licence. It involves training and testing which is specifically designed to help new riders gain basic riding skills before riding on the road.
Getting your learner rider licence
Before you decide to go for your Ls, make sure you have good coordination skills. Riding a motorcycle requires a high level of balance and concentration. If you struggled to learn to drive an automatic car or have trouble keeping balanced on a bicycle, then motorcycle riding might not be for you. However if you are still serious about getting your licence continue to practice riding on a bicycle and only when you become confident enough you should book in for a pre learner rider course. When you’re on the road it’s all about being aware of what’s going on around you and looking out for hazards so you can keep yourself and others safe.
Going for your learner rider licence involves passing a two day pre-learner course and rider knowledge test, before you can experience riding on the open road.
If you do decide to go for it, you need to be at least 16 years and nine months old before you can be issued with a learner licence. However, you can attend the pre-learner course from the age of 16 years and six months.