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Motor Cyclists

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give consideration to the introduction of a national training scheme for motor cyclists, in view of the problem of an estimated 150,000 first-time riders per annum.

The Royal Automobile Club and the Auto Cycle Union have a training scheme for motor cyclists which they operate in conjunction with local authorities at about 250 centres. The schools traffic education programme, which is sponsored by the motor cycle industry, has recently prepared plans for a national scheme. These are being studied by my Department, with other proposals to reduce the casualty rate among motor cycle users.