3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Worth reading, but buy some Post It notes first,
This review is from: Official Motorcycling Compulsory Basic Training, Theory and Practical Test (Driving Skills) (Paperback)
Driver education has moved on apace in the two decades since I learnt to drive a car. No bad thing really. "Essential skills" starts off with basic material such as bike controls, types of bike and clothing amost at a pre-CBT level. More CBT material - but this time on actually riding the bike - is covered in the next couple of chapters. Gradually the book moves onto systems - OSM, PSL etc and their application to various traffic situations. For me these were the best parts of the book - clear explanations and good graphics. The book closes with chapters on riding in various conditions and on motorways, plus travel in Europe and the environment. On my second pass through the "systems" chapters I became fustrated by the organisation and marked various pages - typically those that applied the system - with post it notes. This made subsequent use of the book far easier.