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Old 12-09-2008, 09:45 AM
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Dont know if this has been posted already, but I just got a text from a colegue who is taking his test in a little under an hours time. The new test has been put back by 6 months.

http://www.dsa.gov.uk/News.asp?id=SX126E-A782F5E8

Extra time granted for new motorcycle test
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has announced a delay of six months to the introduction of the new practical motorcycle test, originally scheduled for September 29, 2008.

The move comes after the Agency considered representations from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the Motorcycle Rider Training Association (MRTA) and other motorcycle interests.

The new implementation date will now be Monday, March 30, 2009.

The decision to defer implementation will allow the DSA to carry on delivering motorcycle tests from a wider range of centres whilst working with motorcycle groups and to find a suitable solution for providing the new test service in problem locations.

Driving Standards Agency chief executive Rosemary Thew said: “Increasing road safety for motorcyclists has always been a top priority and it remains so. We listened carefully to the concerns put to us and this deferment acknowledges those concerns.

“None of us has lost sight of the fact that the aim of the new motorcycle test is to improve road safety for this important group of road users. This extra six months will give additional opportunity to find extra locations that we need to deliver the new test and potentially address gaps in service provision which have been highlighted to us.”

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Old 12-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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All I can say is - WOOHOO!

I can retake my test before it comes in (given if I have the cash etc)
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:46 PM
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That's good news. Shoddy of course, but good news.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:54 PM
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They took their blummen time postponing it. They have been aware of the problem for months yet only now do they do something.

I agree Minxy, very shoddy indeed.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:55 PM
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The new test's one of several reasons I decided to stop instructing. It seemed to me to be hypocritical to keep representing DSA policies that I don't agree with.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:24 PM
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Sorry Ooby, I didn't see your thread till I had added the same message to Nik's post......
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:53 PM
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That's good news. Shoddy of course, but good news.
And as of 5pm training schools in the north east, (maybe other regions) had not been informed as to where tests originally booked for the new centre were to take place.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:27 PM
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Well of course. The new Cambridge bike test centre is in our village, 5 mins from my house - they are still breaking the ground on the site.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:06 PM
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Sorry Ooby, I didn't see your thread till I had added the same message to Nik's post......
no need to apologise bud. as long as the word is being spread is all that matters.
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we wrote a few letters as students in our area faced a 150 mile round trip for thier test
dsa stated "no one will have to travel further than 40 miles"
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