Traffic Skills Course
Our Traffic Skills Course is designed to give students practical riding experience in today's traffic. The Vancouver Island Safety Council provides students with a wide range and variety of street bikes to use in our Traffic course. Each group of four students, along with their assigned instructor, will ride various routes around Victoria and surrounding areas during this two day course. Everything from gentle sweeping rural roads, to the busy and congested downtown core. Students will continually practice and expand their riding skills and knowledge, all while under the constant supervision and assessment from their traffic instructor.
A strong focus of this course is on preparing students for their upcoming ICBC Road Test. We incorporate specific exercises and techniques aimed to help you succeed in passing your road test the very first try! Students who successfully complete our Traffic Skills Course have the option of using one of our motorcycles for their ICBC Road Test as well as taking advantage of our reserved ICBC Road Test appointment slots. Graduates of our Traffic Skills Course have, on average, a 1st time pass rate of 85% - 88% on their ICBC Road Test.
In order to register and participate in our Traffic Skills Course, students:
Must successfully complete our Novice Skills Course
Re-ride and pass the MSA if it has been 3 months or longer since completing the Novice Skills Course. All MSA re-rides are administered through VISC ($50.00 additional fee). MSA re-rides must be completed prior to Day 1 of the student's registered Traffic Skills Course.
What you will learn on this course
Lane dominance and positioning
Solo and group riding
Highway riding (entering, exiting and riding at speed)
Urban and rural riding
Cornering and curves
ICBC Road Test preparation and practice
Confidence riding in traffic
ICBC Class 6/8 Road Test
VISC is able to offer our students reservable road test time slots with our local ICBC testing facility. Students who have successfully completed the Traffic Skills Course are also permitted to use a VISC traffic motorcycle to ride their ICBC Road Test at no extra charge. ICBC does charge to take the Road Test and is payable to ICBC when you show up for your test.
The Road Test is approximately 45 minutes in duration where you will perform and display all key fundamental riding skills, intersection and road maneuvers, See-Think-Do skills, and your ability to spot and detect hazards.
Important Course Reminders
Training Ratio: 4 Students to 1 Instructor
Successful completion of the Novice Skills Course (see "Course Prerequisites" above)
Participants under the age of 19yrs old must have a completed consent form signed by their parents or guardians
Participants must have a valid Motorcycle Learners License in order to take this course and bring it with them to EVERY class. Supervisor and Speed Restrictions do not need to be removed prior to taking this course as you will be with an instructor (supervisor)
Participants are required to provide their own adequate riding gear (jacket, boots, pants and gloves). Helmets can be provided to you if you do not already own one (full details and requirements regarding proper rider gear are discussed at the Intro Night session)
If possible, please arrive to all classes 10-15min early and bring your learners license!
Bring some money with you as you will be stopping for lunch and coffee breaks on both days
Once you leave Western Speedway, you will not be returning until the end of the day, so take everything that you may need with you (wallet, keys, water, etc.)
Students are not to wear backpacks, shoulder bags or purses while riding
Instructor bikes can take a few extra items such as sweaters or water bottles but space is very limited
Dress appropriately for weather conditions (warm clothes, rain gear, layers, etc). We ride rain or shine!
All courses are taught in English only
Training Risks & Liabilities
The Vancouver Island Safety Council takes every precaution to minimize the risk of accidents occurring during training and we have an excellent safety record to prove this. However, a certain element of risk is always present in learning to operate a motorcycle. VISC accepts the risk of damage to our training equipment and students will not be required to bear the cost of any accidental damage to our equipment.
The Vancouver Island Safety Council cannot accept responsibility for any bodily injury or damage to student's property while they are participating in our courses. All students and the parents/guardians of minors, will be required to sign a release of liability for such bodily injury or property damage before commencing training with VISC.
Cancellation & Transfer Polices
Please be aware of VISC's Cancellation and Transfer Policies before registering for any of our courses or training sessions.
Course: Traffic Skills Course (requires successful completion of our Novice Skill Course)
Cost: $295.00 + GST
Duration: 16 hours total over 2 days
Course Dates/Times: Courses available Weekends (WE) or Weekdays (WD)
Course Location: VISC Garage at the entrance to Western Speedway parking lot.
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