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Changes to the way motorcycle training and testing incidents are reported

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is improving the way that motorcycle training and testing incidents are reported and dealt with.

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This mainly affects DSA staff processes but also amends existing approved training body (ATB) responsibilities.

This revised procedure, which comes into effect from 16 May, should allow DSA to make sure the right level of support is given to those individuals involved in serious or major incidents.

More robust recording will allow the agency to establish any lessons learned which could help to develop improvements to procedures in the future.

What this will cover

It will cover a range of motorcycle activities including both off-road and on-road testing and training.

Off-road incidents

For incidents taking place off-road, during:

  • module 1 testing
  • ATB activities on a motorcycle manoeuvring area (MMA)
  • compulsory basic training (CBT) activity at an ATB site
  • direct access scheme (DAS) activity at an ATB site

On-road incidents

For incidents taking place on-road, during:

  • module 2 testing
  • any motorcycle incident involving a member of staff on DSA business
  • CBT training during element E
  • DAS training

The revised procedure does not cover training activities for register of post-test motorcycle training or enhanced rider scheme.

For more information see the guide about the ATB manual

Published 20 April 2011