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Motorcyclists and drivers cycling races now have ability to demonstrate

Cycling On the eve of the opening of the Belgian cycling season announce Vias institute and Belgian Cycling into a partnership for the road safety during cyclin

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Motorcyclists and drivers cycling races now have ability to demonstrate
Cycling On the eve of the opening of the Belgian cycling season announce Vias institute and Belgian Cycling into a partnership for the road safety during cycling races still to increase. Bikers and drivers in the service of the Royal Belgian cycling federation will now be tested on their ability before being allowed to drive during cycling races. That makes it verkeersveiligheidsinstituut announced today.

During cycling races are some separate rules. In addition, driving is more difficult because the situations are unpredictable and crowded. A known victim is Jesse Sergent. The New Zealander had his cycling career in July 2016 end due to ongoing complications after a collision with a neutral cart in the Tour of Flanders 2015.

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Through a multi-disciplinary research Vias institute after or bikers and drivers in the service of the cycling federation are suitable in medical, psychological and practical level in cycling events to ride. Under more coaches, drivers and pilots of race referee and tijdopnemers will be tested.

Physicians first medical preparedness. Therefore, strict standards were used, similar to, for example, professional drivers. On the other hand, the psychologists of the Vias-institute a test battery on different features, measures that are 'driving the course'. Among others, response time is measured, under simple conditions, but also under stress. Other tests are about the ability to the attention to distribute, is sufficiently long to concentrate, risk perception, and the estimate of unexpected maneuvers.

Finally, a practical driving test which consists of a ride in real conditions, both on a press as a technical process. After this test follows consultation between the experts about the three parts and may or may not be a certificate ('Fit to pilot') to be delivered. For the drivers and bikers in the service of the KBWB is true that those who have no certificate to present, also no license. Such a license is mandatory in national and international competitions with a vehicle are allowed to operate.

A screening is necessary to ensure safety in and around the course to guarantee, for both the riders, the public and all other stakeholders in the course, said Vias institute.

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