2013 new regulations ?

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How will the new regulations coming in 2013 affect a 25 year old considering getting full bike license, is it gonna cost more to get,is it gonna be harder to pass the test?


Another thing is how will the new regulations effect the 125 market will it thrive or die ?
 

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Thanks yet again to the EU directives, we can all now expect the laws around obtaining a bike licence to change come January 2013.

In fairness these changes will only affect young riders (under 24) but it could be enough to stop potential new riders getting a licence before they have even started. The following is a brief outline of what we can expect:

16 years old, pass CBT and ride 50cc
17 years old, take a full theory and practical test
Ride a 125 for 2 years
19 years old, take a second practical test
Ride up to 46bhp bike for 2 years
21 years old, take a third practical test
Ride any size machine


In summary, if you wanted to learn to ride a bike as soon as possible, it would take 5 years, a CBT test, a theory test and 3 practical tests before you could ride any bike you wanted, not to mention any additional training that would be needed to get you through this lot, all of which will amount to considerable expense. Ok it is good to be keen and stick with it if you’re keen to ride a bike however these new changes all seem a bit excessive. Working in insurance it is clear that a lot of people do not understand the licence laws as they are, let alone if they get changed again:

Hi, I’ve just passed my CBT and bought a Honda CBR 600 that has been restricted to a 125cc, can I have a quote please?’

These new changes have the potential to make obtaining a bike licence prohibitively expensive not to mention overly daunting. We should be encouraging people to ride bikes not price them out of the game.

No problems if you’re 24 years old plus though, as this is the new age where you could obtain a full, unrestricted bike licence via the Direct Access route.

Terrible news for the under 24's :(
 
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god that sounds horrible way to kill biking for young people so glad i got my A2 restricted out of the way in the summer :)
 
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I honestly think that they should have Theory tests before the CBT, but otherwise it's just more EU regulations that don't tackle the real problem, just generate cash.
 
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Absolutely doing my bike test this year. Been riding around on a 125 bit increasing in confidence (17) so just gonna go for my test even if I don't pursue biking. Would be stupid not to really.
 
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Holy Hell! That sucks!
I took CBT at 16 and then at 17/18 i took my full test after some training and got restricted (yeah right, like i rode restricted) for 2 years then got a full to ride anything.
 
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Terrible news for the under 24's :(

I really don't understand what the aim of this change is hoping to achieve. It's hardly going to generate any revenue, and the most dangerous riders I've seen have been pizza delivery guys on 50's/125's

Are there any statistics to support this change, such as it will save X thousand road traffic accidents or the like?

I'm still new to this biking game, but how the hell are young people supposed to get mobile in the future. Cars are WAY overpriced to buy and run, and now this for bikes..... Plain ridiculous!
 
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I honestly think that they should have Theory tests before the CBT, but otherwise it's just more EU regulations that don't tackle the real problem, just generate cash.

I agree.... when the user has not sat any kind of theory test. If they have a full car license, then experience should supersede...
 
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Hmm, compared to being watched for 30 minutes riding round a fixed route in Bristol when I was 16 then could have gone straight to a Norton Commando! But sadly back to my Suzuki A100.

Life was so much better back then :D

Andi.
 
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If I was to complete my CBT then Mod 1 + 2 tests this year, would these changes still affect me? I've been interested in riding for a few months now but this seems like I may have to wait :(
 
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If I was to complete my CBT then Mod 1 + 2 tests this year, would these changes still affect me? I've been interested in riding for a few months now but this seems like I may have to wait :(

If you went ahead and did a DAS before 2013, no problem.

If you went for the restricted license before 2013 I'd imagine the 2yr period before automatic A1 license upgrade would remain. Though I'm not 100% sure.
 
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If you went ahead and did a DAS before 2013, no problem.

If you went for the restricted license before 2013 I'd imagine the 2yr period before automatic A1 license upgrade would remain. Though I'm not 100% sure.

I bloody hope so! Thats why Im doing my restricted licence before January :(.
 
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