+ I am a complete Beginner Rider, I have no idea where to start. What is my first step?
+ I am a complete Beginner Rider, I have never even sat on a Motorcycle or Scooter before, but I would really like to see if riding a Motorcycle or Scooter is for me. Are you able to assist with a Course for me?
Take a look at www.k53bikelessons.co.za or find us on FB “K53 Bike Lessons” and give me a shout on Cell: 082-334 9722 for a chat about your riding requirements and let's get you started
+ I am a complete Beginner, have never ridden a Motorcycle or Scooter before. How many Lessons will I need to become a competent Rider?
After your first Riding Course, we should have a good idea of your riding capabilities and based on that, we can set up a program of Lessons which includes various Modules and Skills Tests that have been carefully designed to further develop your riding skills until the time that the Rider feels comfortable and competent to ride in the traffic, on a public road and/or to commence their K53 Test Prep Lessons
+ Where can I find out more information about how/where to book my Learner's Licence or K53 Motorcycle or Car or Truck Test ?
+ I need to apply for my Learners Licence, I know it is a “written” Theory Test but my problem is that I have a Learning/Writing Disability and am unable to understand or read the questions and to write down the Answers. What can I do?
Make very sure that this Medical Report has all information about your Doctors Names, their Medical Registration Number, address, and Contact Number/details, Names of Applicant, ID, Photo's, Contact Details and a very detailed breakdown of your Learning/Writing Disability, all signed by a Commissioner of Oaths at your nearest SAPD Police Station.
For all information regarding all Drivers Licence Test Stations go onto www.capetown.gov.za and click on the Traffic Dept or Drivers Licence Tab or telephone the CoCT Traffic Call Centre on 0860 103 089 during Week Days - 08H00 to 15H30. If you are unsure about anything in this regard, please contact me on Cell 082-334 9722 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
+ Do you have any “contacts” at the Traffic Department to arrange an urgent Test Booking or to maybe “organise” to get me a Licence? I am willing to pay you well for this?
+ Do you have any copies of the Learner's Licence Test Papers, with Answers?
+ Do I need to have a Motorcycle or Scooter Learner's Licence before I start any Riding Courses?
However, unless a Rider has a valid Learner's Licence we cannot do any Courses/Lessons that include riding on a Public Road. We will need to see that valid Licence before commencing.
+ How long will it take me to learn to ride a Motorcycle or Scooter and be ready to ride on the Road?
+ What is the difference in learning to ride a “gear” Motorcycle compared to an “auto” Scooter?
This is not an easy or simple question to answer because everybody has a different way of responding to the basics of learning to ride, however, here is a very brief outline of the basics pertaining to each of the options of two-wheeled Vehicles:
RIDING AN “AUTO” SCOOTER
+ I already have a Drivers Licence for my car, do I need another Licence to ride a Motorcycle or Scooter?
You will need to first do your theory Motorcycle Learner's Licence, which is valid for 24 months, then followed by a practical K53 Motorcycle Riding Test, which a Rider must pass within that 24 month period
+ Do I need to supply my own Scooter or Motorbike before I start the Course/Lesson?
+ How old should my son/daughter be to start Motorcycle or Scooter riding Lessons?
They would need to be at least 16 years of age and a parent or guardian must be present for the duration of the Course/Lessons.
+ How old should my son/daughter be to apply for a Motorcycle or Scooter Learner's Licence?
+ My Learners Licence expires in 2 to 3 weeks time' I accept that I have left it till too late to get a Test Date for my K53 Practical Rider Test, but I need my Bike for my every day work commute, so may I apply for another Learners Licence Test before my existing Learners Licence expires but for a Test Date after my existing Learners Licence has expired?
Another incentive to get your practical K53 Motorcycle Test done as soon as you possible can.
+ My son/daughter is under the age of 18. What is the restriction in the engine size of the Motorcycle or Scooter they are allowed to ride on a Public Road?
+ Even though my son/daughter is under the age of 18, I have allowed him/her to ride a Motorcycle or Scooter bigger than a 125cc. Will this be a problem if they are stopped by the Police?
+ Can I pass my K53 Test on a 150cc Gear Motorcycle and get my Code A “ Big Bike” Licence?
+ Which Test Station has the shortest waiting time to secure a Test Date?
To contact a Traffic Department within the City of Cape Town, call: 0860 103 089 (08H00 to 15H30)
+ What is a Code A1 and a Code A Motorcycle Licence?
CODE A1 Motorcycle/Scooter is a Licence that permits the Rider to operate a “Gear” Motorcycle or “auto” Scooter up to a max of 125cc only. The restriction here is whether the Rider passed his/her K53 Test using either a “gear” Motorcycle or an “auto” Scooter.
CODE A Motorcycle Licence is what most Folk refer to as a “Big Bike” Licence. The Code A Motorcycle Licence is an “open” Licence that permits the Rider to operate a “Gear” Motorcycle or “auto” Scooter, exceeding 125cc up to as big as what they can competently ride. The applicant for this A Licence must be 18 years of age or older.
There still remains one important restriction and it is whether the Rider passed his/her CODE A K53 Test using either a “gear” Motorcycle or an “auto” Scooter:
+ What are the chances of me being fined if caught with the wrong Code of Scooter/Motorcycle Licence?
I get the impression that there is a fair amount of misunderstanding or ignorance in this regard by the various Law Enforcement Agencies and they don't seem to effectively or actively police” these endorsements on the Licences.
If you are not properly and legally licensed for the Code of Motorcycle or Scooter you were riding at the time of the accident, the Law will be applied, you will be charged as being an "unlicensed Rider and the Insurance Companies will not pay out any of the Claims made against them. Read the "small writing".
+ What Riding Gear is considered essential for a short trip to the Shops down the road?
That short trip to the Shop could be your most dangerous..! Don't skimp on your Riding Kit - dress for the fall and not for the Mall. A Helmet, correctly fastened, a pair of Riding Gloves, a suitable Jacket, Pants and Shoes that offer adequate protection, is the minimum requirement. Shorts and Flip Flops looks cool – but offer no protection.
Be sensible about wearing the correct riding gear – the pain from the injuries suffered afterwards, is just not worth it...!
+ Which Test Station is the easiest one to pass your Test at?
Each Test Station has the same “standardised” K53 Test Track and Test Marking Sheet that every Examiner has to work through during your K53 Bike Test and if you do not have the required Motorcycle or Scooter riding skills or if you are not properly prepared for your Test, then don't expect to pass your K53 Test.
For more up to date info about your K53 Test Prep Lessons, give me a shout
+ Which Drivers Licence Test Centres do K53 Motorcycle and/or Scooter Tests within the City of Cape Town Metropolitan?
Your Motorcycle and/or Scooter Learner's Licence can be done at most of of the DLTC
+ My Learner's Licence will be expiring soon, what can I do to get my Learner's Licence extended?
Just a “heads up”, if your Learner's Licence has expired or lapsed, do not expect any “sympathy” from the Traffic Authorities, in this regard as the The Road Traffic Act does not allow for a Learner's Licence to be extended beyond this period of 24 months. (Unless of course during a State of Disaster, such as the Covid 19 Lock Down.)
+ What clothing should I wear for my Bike Lessons?
+ I have a Motorcycle or Scooter that I feel very competent to ride with and it is Roadworthy. Can I use that that Motorcycle or Scooter to do my K53 Motorcycle Test?
We have Motorcycles for Hire for those Riders who don't have their own Bikes, but we actually recommend that Riders use their own Bikes for the K53 Test Prep Lessons and their K53 Test.
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