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Full license holder as Pillion with a Learner Driver?


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I have held a Full M/C Licence for 50 years and have ridden several hundreds of thousands of miles. Can I ride Pillion behind my 17 Yr old son who has already passed his CBT?


I think it's a bit like me teaching him to drive a car from the passenger seat.


Surely it can be considered similarly to me teaching with a car - as passenger - but from the Pillion seat?

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Never mind the legality , have you ever tried riding pillion after 50 years of riding ? Absolutely terrifying ! Mind you, the last time I rode pillion the rider was Andy Carlisle .

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Never mind the legality , have you ever tried riding pillion after 50 years of riding ? Absolutely terrifying ! Mind you, the last time I rode pillion the rider was Andy Carlisle .

 


NEVER A TRUER WORD I used to go on the back my bro in law as kid and teenager then after passing my test then few years later I went with him on his bike me on mine to drop his off for service I couldn't say to him your pillion so I said I'll pillion you drive .I couldn't wait to get off the bike never again . An never have ..

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Definite No-no, sure fire way to points and fine, plus riding pillion with an inexperienced rider could be pretty hazardous to health, put him under a lot of pressure and after 50yrs of riding leave you very much "out of sorts" not being able to control any potential problems.

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You would best tutor him from in front or behind with regular debriefing stops. Or get an intercom system.

 

True... However has the OP done any sort of refresher courses in 50 years of riding? Can they pass mod 1 and 2 themselves? I am of course presuming that the OP is wanting to teach their son, and not just ride pillion for the shit and giggles.

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Used to be legal though. So when did they change the rules?

At what point do you think that was legal?

I passed my test in 1979 and as far as I know it was not legal when I had my 250 on L plates or my AP5o !

I started riding in the mid 70`s and received a conviction for carrying a passenger in 76 and the guy on the back had a full licence.

Cheers

Ian

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  • 3 weeks later...

I have looked at that link and personally I think it is factually incorrect !

As I said before I was convicted of just that in the 70`s.

One thing they might have it confused with were there used to be certain rights of full licence car drivers when it came to small 2 wheelers.

Cheers

Ian

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