All they would say is they “constantly review motorcycle training and testing providers to ensure motorcyclists are well prepared before they ride on Victorian roads”.
There are 16 VicRoads accredited motorcycle training and testing providers in Victoria.
Each training location is audited at least twice a year and “five times a year or more as necessary” and can include unannounced audits.
The Department of Transport also reviews motorcycle permits and licences issued to determine if “certain accredited training providers need to be assessed more frequently or if sanctions needs to be imposed should there be assurance issues detected”
Reader comments on this website and our social media pages seem to suggest that novice riders are not getting the right training.
However, statistics show that over the past 25 years, as rider training has become more regulated and licensing more difficult, fatality rates for novices have actually reduced.
While still high, riders under 30 have been surpassed in recent years by those aged over 50, mainly due tothe rapid rise in “returning riders”.
Australian motorcycle fatalities by age group
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