Pretty much the same here...downer wrote: ↑Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:20 pmI guess it varies from group to group. In my case, the requirement is for an advanced (IAM/ROSPA) qualification. There is a further check ride (which was basically another advanced test) followed by a few induction events and material handling course etc.Thermexman wrote: ↑Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 pmI see. I was going to ask you what the training was like as I’d imagine that it would be rather tough.downer wrote: ↑Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:57 pm
Although some of the bikes are equipped with blues and twos, the group I ride for has a "no lights" policy, due to the additional (onerous) training, certification and liability issues. We are required to obey all speed limits and have no special dispensations. Having a liveried bike does cause some "interesting" behaviour in other road users though.
Mandatory fundraising events of between 2 - 6 per year;
IAM/ROSPA Advanced Rider qualification (Using RoadCraft which is the same as the Police training);
Check ride by a Senior Member of the Group;
Material Handling Course;
Blue Light Training;
Bike Familiarisation (BMW R1200RT or Yamaha FJR1300).
Yes, we are required to obey all speed limits, laws of the road and have no special dispensations.
Blue and Twos can ONLY be used in an emergency that has been authorised and signed off by a Doctor or Clinician - this is actually a very rare occurrence. This is only beneficial for getting through traffic.
...and, before anyone asks, NO you can't go through red lights.