Last week the Government published a report looking at Compulsory Basic Training, those who undertake it and the people who train them. Currently a CBT will allow anyone over the age of 16 to ride unaccompanied on the road after passing as long as you display ‘L’ plates. But could this be set to change?
Sparked by statistics that show teens are 50% more likely to be involved in a collision than 20-24 year olds, the report aimed to ‘gain a better understanding of who is taking CBT and to gather views on their experience’.
The report saw SPA Future Thinking make recommendations including the introduction of a simplified theory test, flexibility in repeat CBT and more consistency when evaluating knowledge of the Highway Code.
A full version of the report is available online here.