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Motorcycle junction guide

This Learners Academy motorcycle junction guide covers essential road-riding skills, plus instruction on how to safely navigate junctions using the OSMPSL routine. Also covered is advice on how to avoid poor stopping at junctions. Detailed classroom and video instruction then covers all common junctions. Having completed Rider Essentials, Key Skills and the Motorcycle  Junction Guide, learners should consolidate their knowledge by completing the Road Rides section.

Minimum time required to complete Learners Academy - Junction Guide

21. OSMPSL routine

OSMPSL routine for motorcycle observations
OSMPSL routine is a riding system to help safely navigate junctions, roundabouts and a variety of other hazards. [watch video]

22. Slowing down

Slowing down for junctions on a motorcycle
With braking/gears, riders should be in the correct position, at the correct speed and in the correct gear. [watch video]

23. Poor stopping

Motorcycle junction advice - poor stopping at junctions
Looking late can translate to a late decision to stop, along with overloaded front suspension and balance issues. [watch video]

24. 't' junction left

Turning left T junction - CBT - learner motorcycle training
Turning left at a ‘T’ junction (left turn, minor to major), whilst an easier junctions, does have risk factors to consider. [watch video]

25. Side road left

Turning left into side roads
Riders normally position slightly left, in the wheel track (where the left hand wheels of a car are normally positioned). [watch video]

26. 'T' junction right

Turning right at 'T' junctions
Turning right at a ‘T’ junction is considered one of the hardest junctions for a learner rider or CBT candidate to navigate. [watch video]

27. Side road right

Motorcycle junction guide (CBT) Safely turning right into side roads on a motorcycle
Turning right into a side road (right turn, major to minor) is often a difficult turn for novice & CBT learner riders. [watch video]

28. R/abouts left

How to turn left at a roundabout on a motorcycle
Turning left at roundabouts is like turning left at a regular junction, but whilst maintaining a dominant position. [watch video]

29. R/abouts ahead

Motorcycle junction guide - straight ahead at roundabouts
Approach is the same as turning left, but with no indication, communicating the intent to ride straight on. [watch video]

30. R/abouts right

How to turn right at a roundabout on a motorcycle
This can be a challenging roundabout for learner/CBT riders and professional training is considered vital. [watch video]