Government to include ‘motorcycle awareness’ in theory test

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed that motorcycle awareness will be added to the driving theory test, according to the campaigner behind a petition calling for its inclusion.

Ria Brisland launched the petition earlier this year, urging the Government to include a ‘mandatory section on how drivers and bikes can look out for each other on road’.

Ms Brisland’s 19-year-old son Nick was killed in a collision in Southampton three years ago, which she says was the result of ‘negligence’ by a driver who ‘pulled out and onto the road claiming he didn’t see him coming’.

In January, Ms Brisland set up an online petition outlining the proposed changes to the theory test, which to date has received more than 125k signatures.

Ms Brisland says that she will be meeting with Mr Grayling in the next couple of weeks to discuss the way forward, and is welcoming ideas and suggestions via email.

02 May 2018