8.9 Motorcycle use

Motorcycles can be more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and mobility, but are a higher risk and require specific guidelines:

  • Only authorised or designated persons will use a motorcycle. CARE and the motorcycle user will sign an agreement on motorcycle use.
  • A valid motorcycle driving licence is a prerequisite to motorcycle use, and must be carried.
  • The rider must wear a helmet. Failure to wear a helmet will result in disciplinary action.
  • Only one passenger is permitted as a pillion rider.
  • Any accident, major or minor, must be notified in writing to the transport coordinator.
  • Riding a motorcycle with even a minor fault is prohibited.
  • The toolkit should be carried at all times including an extra spark plug, a rag, piece of sandpaper and a long pin to clean the spark plug.
  • Avoid, as much as possible, riding the motorcycle at night and during rain.
  • Restrict the speed limit to 50 km/h.
  • Do not hang weight from the front handle or at the back of the motorcycle, so as to prevent imbalance of motorcycle or entanglement in the rear wheel.