CBT motorcycle road junction tips (Learners Academy)

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Learners (CBT) Academy - Junction guide

This section covers essential road-riding skills, instruction on navigating junctions using the OSMPSL routine and advice avoiding poor stopping at junctions. Detailed classroom and video instruction covers all common junctions. Having completed rider basics, key skills and the junction guide, learners should consolidate their knowledge via road rides.

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Essential junction training for motorcyclists

This section helps novice (CBT) riders to understand how to deal with most commonly encountered road junctions and is especially valuable to novice riders who are generally inexperienced on the road. The content of these modules enhance the Compulsory Basic Training that is covered in ‘Element C’ (practical on-site training), ‘Element D’ (practical on-road training preparation) and, ‘Element E’ (practical on-road riding).

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]

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