Motorcycles: Driving Tests

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of extending the validity period for compulsory basic training pass certificates for those who could not take their motorcycle rider tests due to covid-19 restrictions.

Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of refunding the price of compulsory basic training pass certificates for those who could not take their motorcycle rider tests due to covid-19 restrictions.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The two-year validity period of a compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate is set out in legislation. It is in place to ensure learner moped and motorcycle riders can ride safely on their own, with L-plates, while they practise for a full moped or motorcycle test. The Government has no plans, on road safety grounds, to extend or waive that two-year validity period.

There are no plans to refund learners riders, given that they will have already received the service for which they paid.

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