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A petition is calling on the Government to scrap planned changes to the motorcycle licence regime.
All under-19s are to be limited to 125s and the minimum age for Direct Access raised to 24 under new rules from Brussels.
Riders aged 17-19 will only be able to gain a licence for a machine of up to 125cc and 15bhp.
At 19 they can qualify for a bike of up to 47bhp by doing another test or additional training. They then face a further two-year wait – and yet another test or further training - before they can qualify for a bike of any power.
Alternatively, over-24s can take a single Direct Access test to immediately qualify for any bike.
The petition demands: ‘Stop the 2013 changes to the motorbike test.’

epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27455
can sign the petition on the site above
 

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Will not affect old people like me but will sign petition just cos I think it is stupid. 24 before you could ride a big bike of over 47bhp is just stupid.

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Will not affect old people like me but will sign petition just cos I think it is stupid. 24 before you could ride a big bike of over 47bhp is just stupid.

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maybe too much young kids killing them self
 

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Hmmm, no I actually don't mind the changes.
First of all, they don't REALLY affect me.
But that is just a selfish reason :p

However, as soon as you turn 19 you would be grateful of them, because your restricted lisence allows a whole 30% extra power.
That is, unless you passed your first test at 17, in which case you should be expecting unlimited power by that stage...

I can't say I disagree with the 17 year olds, and even to an extent 18 year olds riding 125s.
Bearing in mind, a 125 is roughly equivilant to your 1.2 or even 1.4 car everyone else at that age rides.
Perhaps if they could just allow the 125s to be that bit more powerful! So that the 180 was legal for example...

An unrestricted 600 would be like giving a 19 year old, fresh out of school, the keys to a Ferrari.

But saying that, if I were a year younger, I would be absoultely SEETHING with anger at the prospect of being stuck on a 125 for any longer...

I can see both sides to the argument, and feel perhaps a compromise should be reached.
 

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How I understand it, is at 19 you can upgrade to a 47 restricted lisence, and then after two years (at 21) you can ride a full power bike....
 

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these this mean no more L plate ?
 

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these this mean no more L plate ?
Good question, does this mean there are no L plates? Is CBT still available for people to do
 

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Good question, does this mean there are no L plates? Is CBT still available for people to do
Yeah i think it is only the license laws that change... and i am sure that CBT will still count just now age may stop you being able to go straight onto a bike like ours... if they took away the provisional licence how would anyone learn, I guess if is the case it means that every biker will have to have a full licence for there age group??
 

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yea i think the CBT will stand!
it will be the same as it is now! u take it at 16 and then at 17 u will have the choice to take the full test!
 
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