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Riding Forward EU Licence

As you may be aware or not, a European Directive (3rd European Driving Licence Directive) is to be implemented across Europe by 19th January 2013 which includes a raft of changes to the motorcycle licence and testing requirements. The directive was adopted in the European Parliament in 2006 and aims to harmonise licences across Europe […]

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The EU’s Licence Gaffe

There may be Trouble Ahead with the Third European Driving Licence Directive Right to Ride has just received a press release from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) reporting on what appears to be a major gaffe by the European Commission and Parliament regarding the Third European Driving Licence Directive. It seems that the European […]

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Testing Times

The motorcycle test to gain a motorcycle licence or to ride a motorcycle – scooter – moped on Northern Ireland roads has seen major changes in recent months and will see further changes within the next couple of years. These changes include the introduction of CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and an Approved Motorcycle Instructor (AMI) […]

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EU Driving Licence – Not That Bad!

The Department of the Environment (DOE) has silently issued a document on their Road Safety website, which contains the Summary of Consultation Responses, the Department’s Response, and Next Steps regarding the implementation of the 3rd EC Directive On Driving Licences. The directive from the European Union, which must be transposed into national legislation by 19th […]

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Supporting the AMIANI

Right To Ride supports the recently launched Approved Motorcycle Instructors Association (N.I.) – AMIANI. The AMIANI represent their members who are motorcycle instructors within Northern Ireland with the aim to provide rider training to a professional standard with safety, courtesy and patience in mind at all times. As an organisation the AMIANI express their members’ […]

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European Driving Licence Directive Consultation – Madness!

Right To Ride has replied to the madness contained in the Department of the Environment’s (DOE) consultation on proposals for implementing the 3rd EC Directive On Driving Licences. This directive voted on and passed in the European Parliament in 2006 must be transposed into national legislation by 19th January 2011 and enter into force as […]

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