Traffic Skills Course - $325.00

Our Traffic Skills Course is designed to give graduates of or Novice Skills Course additional 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.

Course Prerequisites

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 our Novice Skills Course. All MSA re-rides are administered through VISC. MSA re-rides* must be completed prior to Day 1 of the student's registered Traffic Skills Course.

* - $50.00 MSA re-ride fee


What you will learn on this course

Lane dominance and lane 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!

Students cannot use their own personal motorcycles. Motorcycles will be provided by VISC.

All courses are taught in English only


Registration Information

Course: Traffic Skills Course (requires successful completion of our Novice Skill Course)
Cost: $325.00 + 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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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.

I took both the Novice and Traffic courses. I was definitely nervous for the course to begin and right away that changed. My instructor for both courses was so awesome. In the Novice skills course I learned so many skills and was able to do so many things I didn't think I would be able to do.

In the traffic course was where the real fun began. We had such a good group and my instructor was so encouraging and supportive. We had some GREAT rides together and everyone in our group got our full licenses from ICBC. I couldn't believe how much I learned and was able to do in such a short period of time. It was such a great experience and I wouldn't change anything. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle.

Amy S.
VISC Novice and Traffic Course Graduate
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Taking Traffic?

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Traffic Course Route Map