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Regional Coordinator's Monthly Newsletter

Postby Frambo » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 12:27 pm

Here is a link to Richard Howe's March Newsletter ... 06b654e76f

Please disregard the name at the top of the Newsletter it is sent by email to Bob Fram
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Re: Regional Coordinator's Monthly Newsletter

Postby Frambo » Tue 01 Oct, 2019 10:24 am

Midland and south


August has been a busy month with lots of petrol head events visited
by me and it always amazes me the enthusiasm people have for all
form of transport myself included.
I was speaking to a member of rospa at one of these events and they
mentioned that a test result had been marked down for the lack of
overtaking. The examiner explained to the teste that roadcraft states
the need to overtake to make progress. This got me thinking so I
looked at the book and it states ’Do I need to overtake’ this is a very
subjective phrase and I am sure we all have a slightly different view
on the phrase. My humble opinion would vary on the circumstances
and the type of journey, conditions, and numerous other factors. I
would like your views?
I have also been asked about the rospa diploma motorcycle course. I
have spoken to one of the people that runs the new course. It is a
prerequisite to hold a GOLD pass and have a very good knowledge of
Roadcaft and the highway code, the course is 5 days and is designed
to enable the student to teach advanced motorcycling. It does not
teach the student up to the advanced standard as they should

already be at the GOLD standard. The courses are held at different
locations at various times.
I have also had numerous enquiries about the method that the
examiner takes whilst conducting a test. The test can be very nerve
racking and when we are put outside our comfort zone we don’t
always perform at our best. It would appear that rospa has general
guidelines but does not have a rigid plan for the tests. I would like to
hear your views both good and bad in relation to the tests you have
had and the method the examiner took. I am an examiner myself and
will not be offended by any comments.

Thanks Martin Powell
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