Last night I completed the basic Rider Safe course and got my L's. Pretty easy test really. Didn't even get any points. What suprised me though was the instructors passing other students who were very timid and lacked control of the bikes. These people now have a licence and can go out and buy a bike and get on the road around other traffic. I can now see why there are quite a few motorcycle deaths on our roads. I was fortunate enough to have previous experience on the road and this helped me a great deal. Im not saying I am a great rider, infact far from it, but that little bit of experience on a bike really helps when it comes to formal training. I just think that the Rider Safe course should maybe take a little longer to pass. Two, four hour sessions with about 60% of that time on a bike just isn't enough for alot of inexperienced riders to become comfortable with clutch control, counter steering, leaning, gear changes and braking. There were quite a few students who had very little to no experience on a bike and picked up these skills pretty quickly. Its the ones who don't pick these skills up that should have to either complete some other training or redo the Rider Safe course. If you are thinking about getting a bike licence and have not ridden before I reccommend finding some mates with old trail bikes and learning how to use the clutch, brakes and accellerator properly in a safe off-road environment.