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Learning to ride a motorbike? From Feb next year, you must pass an additional second theory test

In two months, those learning how to ride motorbikes will have to pass one more theory test before they can take their practical riding tests, the Police announced yesterday. The aim of the change, the Police said, is to "enhance riding competency and reduce incidence of errant behaviour and accidents". Last year, motorcyclists and pillion riders made up 89, or nearly half, of the 195 deaths from traffic accidents. There were also more accidents involving motorbikes last year, with 4,774 such cases compared with 4,667 in 2009. Those learning how to ride currently take only one test, which comprises 50 multiple choice questions that cover traffic signs, traffic rules and regulations and motorcycle-related riding knowledge. With the change, they will undergo a test structure similar to that of those learning how to drive: They must pass a basic theory test and then go on to ...

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