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11. Safety position

Courses Learners CBT Course Key Skills

11. Safety position

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11. Safety position

The Learners Course covers essential CBT preparation, whilst minimising novice rider stress.

Learners CBT Course

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2

Hours of Training

Beginner

Difficulty Level

  • SAFETY POSITION 

    The safety position is essential for a number of reasons. You should use the safety position from the beginning of your training, it will result in you learning how to sit correctly from the outset, which sets a good foundation for your safety.

    Mastering the safety position helps with situations such as hill starts and being stationary at night.

    SAFETY POSITION 
  • THE SAFETY POSITION

    1. Sitting on the motorcycle
    2. Right foot applying the rear brake
    3. Both hands holding the handlebars
    4. Head up looking forward to aid stability and balance
    5. Gives good forward vision and posture
    6. Left foot on the floor supporting the motorcycle

    THE SAFETY POSITION
  • HELPS WITH THROTTLE CONTROL

    If you have first gear selected ready to pull away, you can sit in the safety position with the clutch pulled in. 

    Adopting the safety position gives you full throttle control when pulling away. This is because you can apply the amount of throttle you require with a full grip of the right hand.

    If for example the front brake is applied, it would be difficult to pull away safely because you would not have full control of the throttle. It would mean you would have to use the web of the hand between the thumb and fingers to control the amount of throttle used.

    HELPS WITH THROTTLE CONTROL
  • LESS DANGER FROM THE REAR

    By having the right foot up and on the rear brake:

    • The correct brake is applied
    • The rear brake light is illuminated
    • The bike will not roll if on a hill
    • The right foot is out of harm’s way
    • There is less danger in the event of a rear end shunt

    LESS DANGER FROM THE REAR

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