The scheme is designed to make the motorcyclist a better and safer driver, while enhancing better riding skills. One of the biggest benefits is that after passing you can get a discount on your insurance premium from many brokers.
In order for you to be able to take the test, you have to be fully licensed. The course is geared to be very flexible, so you can do as much or as little as you please. The course training can be specific to your needs and concentrate on helping to master some of the key risk areas for the on-road motorcyclist. The scheme is open to any rider that has passed their test, or that has come back to riding after a long absence, or, is buying a larger bike or would like to up date their skills generally. Which can cover?
Positioning and Junctions.
Learning how to filter and overtake better.
Negotiating different types of bends.
Firstly you have to be assessed by an ERS trainer from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) under the voluntary Register of Post –Test Motorcycle Trainers (RMPT).
The assessment is for your benefit, to spot where you can make improvements, there are no pass or fail levels, and you will not lose your licence. If the trainer gives you a satisfactory mark on the assessment, you will an ERS certificate from the trainer.
If the trainer feels you do need training, they will design a training plan specifically for you, emphasizing the areas that need addressing. After you have finished the training you will get a ‘DSA Certificate of Competence – Enhanced Rider Bonus’ together with a report. You will then be able to use to apply for a discount when you renew your insurance policy.
The fee’s for the course can very, and depends on each individual rider, for more information use the link below to find your nearest trainer:
Sponsorship of the scheme covered by insurers and brokers presently is:
AA Insurance, Bennett’s Insurance, AXA, Bikesure, Carole Nash, Chandler Direct, Chaucer Insurance, CIA insurance, Devitt, Direct Choice Insurance, E Bike, Equity Red Star, Express Insurance, Groupama, Hastings Direct, Highway, KGM, Lexham, Link/ Zenith, MCE Insurance, Motorcycle Direct, NIG, Norwich Union, Norwich Union Direct, Premium Choice, Rampdale, Royal & Sun Alliance, Swinton Insurance.