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Road Safety is now able to provide the Enhanced Rider Scheme as part of Max Rider, which offers one-to-one rider enhancement and skills development. By taking part you may also earn a discount on your insurance premium.

We charge £45.00 for an assessment ride, which takes about 2 hours and can result in the issue of the DSA Certificate of Competence. This standard is recognised by many UK insurers and may earn you a discount on your insurance premium.

Further post-test training is available at £20.00 an hour (minimum 2 hours).

Call 01872 327308 if you want to book a session, or want some more information. Alternatively, send us an email at bikers@cornwall.gov.uk

The scheme is for fully licenced motorcyclists, and is ideal if you:

  • have just passed your test
  • are returning to riding after a break
  • are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle
  • want a health check on your riding
  • just want to make your riding more enjoyable
  • enjoy riding out in groups

For full details of what the scheme involves,visit the Enhanced Rider Scheme website. You can also choose from the list of accredited trainers.

 

The two main causes of accidents by both riders and drivers are not paying attention and not having enough time and space to react in a way that avoids a crash.

People are most likely to be involved in an accident on a Sunday in the early afternoon, and more often in the winter than the summer due to adverse weather conditions.

Most motorcycle accidents occur at junctions, on bends or when overtaking. In urban areas there are many obstructions and distractions at junctions and on rural roads where higher speeds are allowed there is less time to see another vehicle approach.

Bends are the most common crash site when no other road user is involved. This could be due to slippery surfaces or a rider going into a bend too quickly. Overtaking in heavy traffic or getting past a line of slow moving traffic on the open road can also be the cause of accidents.