My motorcycle licence
Rider Safe training
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The Rider Safe Courses
If you would like to obtain your motorcycle licence, you will need to attend the Rider Safe courses.
Rider Safe is a compulsory motorcycle rider training course for all novice motorcycle riders. It provides tuition for the basic and advanced motorcycle skills necessary for the road. Rider Safe is run by experienced motorcycle riders who have undergone specialised instructor training.
The Rider Safe course also provides the opportunity to determine your riding aptitude before buying a motorcycle.
Training is available at:
- St Agnes
- Murray Bridge
- Port Pirie
Rider Safe Basic Training
To get into a Rider Safe basic training course you need a current driver's licence. Don't have one? Then, you must pass a theory test.
The course consists of two half-day sessions and covers classroom and practical sessions. You will learn basic motorcycle operating and manoeuvring skills in a safe, off-road environment.
In Session A you will learn basic motorcycle control skills including riding in a straight line, basic braking, cornering, gear shifting and some bike control theory.
In Session B your learning will build on from session A by interacting with other bikes on the riding range. This session covers more advanced bike control theory and traffic skills. A practical skills assessment will be conducted at the end of session B.
Upon successful completion of the Basic Course, you have 12 months to present the endorsed Approval to Obtain a Learner's Permit form at any Customer Service Centre to obtain a learner's permit. Failure to do so will result in you resitting the Basic course.
The permit is valid for two years and you must carry your permit at all times whilst riding.
It is recommended that you have your learner's permit for a minimum of six months before you attend the advanced training course. The advanced training course consists of one half-day training session, including a practical assessment.
This course is delivered in one half-day session (Session C).
In Session C you will learn advanced bike control skills with emphasis placed on road riding skills and traction theory. A practical skills assessment will be conducted at the end of the advanced course.
On successful completion of the Advanced Course, you must present your Certificate of Competency at any Service SA Customer Service Centre to receive your R-Date Licence. This licence entitles you to ride a motorcycle on the learner approved motorcycle scheme.