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What is the Project Ride Training Programme?
Project Ride is an auxiliary cycle training course that enables teenagers to acquire their Bermuda Youth License. This complimentary programme is directed by the Transport Control Department together with the Department of Education, and is sponsored by the Road Safety Council.
How old must one be to participate in the Project Ride Course?
Enrollment can occur from the age of 15 ½ years old. The Bermuda Youth License which is acquired at sixteen years old expires three months after the holder’s eighteenth birthday.
What is the focus of Project Ride?
Project Ride concentrates on attitude and skill development as a vital means of encouraging safe riding performance. Students are taught the art of strategic riding with an emphasis on a caring, responsible, and defensive attitude toward road use.
What does the course cover?
This twelve hour course introduces students to various aspects of road use, traffic laws, as well as emphasizing on correct and safe procedures for dealing with Bermuda’s congested roads.
Topics covered include:
. Basic cycle maintenance
. How to communicate with other road users
. How to read road signs and markings
. A system of cycle control
. Safe positioning and following distances
. Correct braking and acceleration procedures
. How to negotiate corners and junctions
. Roundabouts, skid prevention and overtaking
. Road sense, courtesy and responsibility
. Licensing/insuring a cycle, laws governing road use, and common traffic offences
What are the advantages of doing the Project Ride Training?
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are offered a 10% discount on their cycle insurance, and receive school credit.
This course cannot, by itself, teach students to be responsible road users. This can only be accomplished through the commitment of dedicated Project Ride Instructors, parents, and guardians who reinforce the importance of responsible road behaviour.
For more information: Please contact the Road Safety Officer at the Transport Control Department (telephone: 292-1271 x 2349)
The Project Ride Training Programme is operated on the basis of explanation, demonstration, student practice, and corrective instruction.
This means that for every skill that is taught:
. Your instructor will EXPLAIN what will be required of you in the session
. Your instructor will DEMONSTRATE the skill to be learned on the circuit
. You will PRACTICE what your instructor demonstrated
If you do not perform the skill satisfactorily, your instructor will give CORRECTIVE INSTRUCTION and/or a further demonstration, pointing out the improvements that can be made.
As stated, there are no fees associated with the Project Ride course. However, once you have signed up with an instructor, you MUST COMPLETE the course with that instructor !!! Also, it’s more beneficial if you are consistent with your training.
Rules of Project Ride Training Programme must be adhered to and you must follow the instructor's directions and safety precautions at all times. Failure to do so will result in the immediate expulsion from the program. Candidates are encouraged to come with a positive mindset and if possible, bring their own helmet to The Project Ride Training Programme class.
To be successful you must:
1) Complete the training comprised of 4 theory hours and 8 practical hours
2) Passed the written exam
3) Passed the practical exam
PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE A TCD TRAFFIC CODE HANDBOOK.