Preferential Safety

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IBT (Motor Cycle Lessons)

At Preferential Safety, we provide IBT (Initial Basic Training) Since January 2013 its mandatory for new Motorcycle Learner Permit holders to attend and pass the IBT Training Course.

Module 1

Module 1 of IBT is concerned with both theory and practical skills. This training is completed in a classroom and in an off-road training area.

The module covers

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • A full introduction to motorbike’s controls

  • Motorcycle technical checks

  • How to place a motorbike on and off a stand

  • How to properly walk alongside a motorbike

  • How to start and stop the motorbike's engine – this includes best practice training on how to safely mount and dismount the motorcycle

For information on how to book module 1 of Initial Basic Training contact us today.

Module 2

Module 2 is concerned with practical skills and will exclusively take place on a off-road training area. This is a 10-hour module and is designed around achieving 10 objectives.

  • Moving, stopping

  • Use of brakes

  • Use of gears

  • Slow riding

  • A figure of eight exercise

  • A U-Turn exercise

  • Slalom Exercise

  • Rear observation and practical use of the mirror

  • Turning in both directions

  • Emergency speed change, emergency stop.

To schedule an IBT module 2 training course, contact Preferential Safety today.

Module 3

This is a blended module that includes both practical exercises and a theory module

This module will include:

  • Legal Requirements

  • The rules of the road

  • How to be seen

  • Information on road surfaces

  • Lane position and road position

  • Rear observations and proper use of mirror

  • Speed

  • Reaction and anticipation training (how to deal with emergency vehicles)

  • Weather condition training

  • Rider fatigue information

To schedule an IBT module 3 training course, contact Preferential Safety today.

Module 4

This module takes place on the road. Radio headsets are used to keep the learner and instructor in contact at all times.

This is a 6-hour module and is built around eight objectives

  • Gradients

  • Junctions

  • Traffic Lights

  • Navigating Roundabouts

  • Safe Distance

  • Anticipation and reaction to hazards on the road

  • Pedestrian crossings, rail crossings

  • Bends

To schedule an IBT module 4 training course, contact Preferential Safety today.

Progression Module

This module is a repeat of Module 2 and module 4. Additional topics are also added in line with the riders expected skill level.

Rider’s transitioning from an automatic to a manual bike can complete this module, without having to complete every module again.

This model covers:

  • Moving Off & Stopping

  • Use of brakes

  • Use of gears

  • Slow riding exercise

  • Figure of eight exercise

  • U-turn exercise

  • Slalom exercise

  • Rear observation and mirror work

  • Turning left and right

  • Obstacle avoidance

  • Emergency adjustment of speed - emergency stop

  • Overtaking

  • Carrying pillion passengers

  • Sidecar/ trailer towing

  • Gradients

  • Junctions

  • Traffic lights

  • Roundabouts

  • Safe distance

  • Anticipation and reaction to hazards(including dealing with emergency vehicles)

  • Pedestrian and rail crossings (rail where possible)

  • Bends

  • Socially responsible riding/driving

Course €550

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