L-Plate Riders Risking Lives In Devon

Young motorcyclists are putting themselves at risks by not sitting their tests in time. 

Bike riders must complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course before they are allowed on the road - after that point they have two years to pass their test. 

Heart's been told the number of people taking their test has halved in the last couple of years due to the rising costs. 

The exam is made up of two modules which cost £15.50 and £75 - or a bit more if you decide to take it on the weekend. 

LISTEN HERE: Gemma Mullin has been speaking to riders about their concerns

Many young people can't afford the hefty fee and so are choosing to keep their L plates on for the maximum allowed time period. Saftey groups like South Devon Motorcycle Action Group thinks more could be done to reduce the costs of the exams especially for the prime age group of 18 - 24 year olds who seem to be the ones keeping their plates on the longest. 

They are urging drivers to take care of bikers and check their mirrors too.