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Are you learning to drive a motorcycle?

The following tips will help keep you and other road users safe:

Choose the right gear:

To protect yourself, wear the right clothes - protective jackets, trousers, gloves and boots and most importantly, a safety helmet that fits.

Expect the unexpected:

Drivers often fail to notice motorcyclists. So it's best to always ride with the expectation that you would not be seen, and to be alert and observant and keep an eye out for other vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists.

Make yourself visible Wear a light or brightly colored helmet and fluorescent clothing or strips when riding in daylight and reflective clothing or strips when riding in the dark.

Get your positioning right:

Position yourself in the most visible place, usually the middle of the lane. Take up your road position in good time before turning right or left, showing others what you aim to do. Remember that dipped headlights can also help increase your visibility.

Take care when overtaking:

Can you see hazards? Is there a bend or junction? Can you overtake without speeding up or swerving too much? Before you overtake, take a lifesaver glance over your shoulder and check what others around you are doing.

Do not buy second-hand kit:

You do not know where it's from or what's been done to it; chances are it won't protect you properly if you have a crash.

Protecting your head:

You can now easily assess how much protection a motorcycle helmet can offer in an impact. The Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Program (SHARP) rates helmets from 1 to 5 stars. The more SHARP stars a helmet has, the better protection it can give. Check the SHARP website for a list of all helmets rated.

Dress for the weather:

Be prepared for the weather to change. Take waterproofs and visor wipes for that sudden downpour - an uncomfortable ride can distract you from hazards.

Keep your bike clean:

Regular cleaning and maintenance keeps your bike running well, and also means you're up close to it more often, so you'll spot potential problems early on.

Take care in groups:

Take extra care when riding as a group - crashes often occur when riders try and keep up with a lead rider. If you're ahead, try and keep the rider behind in your mirrors so you don't have to keep stopping to re-group.

The aim behind DSA Motorbike test is to reduce this number of victims.

DSA Practicle driving test for motorcycle learner driver

Before you can start driving on the road, you need to pass your Motorbike driving test and Motorbike practical test.

You can access entire official DSA driving theory test question bank for Motorcycle test 2011/1012 on theory-test.