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Road closed for winter until beginning May 2017
 
Motorcyclist rides an obstacle course

The driver safety training

Safe driving is the key

Road safety training courses for motorbikes and car drivers with the ÖAMTC

Given the increasing numbers of motorcyclists on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and the accidents that this unfortunately involves, the management of the alpine road, ÖAMTIC, and police offered the first driving security training for motorcyclists on the Grossglockner in 2014. Even just a short ten-minute session training practising turn radiuses and sloping turns under the guidance of competent driving technique makes driving a considerably safer experience. The ÖAMTC driving instructors provide answers to all questions and a technician will be happy to check your bike as well. It soon becomes apparent that driving technique and enjoyment go hand in hand when motorcycling on the mountain pass road – the high alpine road is no race track!
Motorcyclist rides an obstacle course

Two-day adventure drive from the ÖAMTC driving technique centre Teesdorf to the Glockner

Those who want to combine the enjoyment of extensive drives on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with substantial road safety training have found the perfect match with the adventure ride for motorcyclists by the ÖAMTC. Ride for several hours a day and receive feedback and input for the next day from your driving instructor. Sleeping in the Edelweisshütte certainly is a special highlight of this tour, as you’re located at the highest point of the mountain pass road and can enjoy the view of more than three hundred 3,000 m peaks. By the way, did you know that 95% of the Glockner Road has been certified with top quality for bikers?

Information and registration for the guided Grossglockner drive with the ÖAMTC (in German)!

The most important safety tips for motorcyclists

•    Only drive rested and fully concentrated – motorbiking is a sport.
•    Give your bike an annual technical check-up by a pro and arrange ongoing maintenance (brake fluid, lighting, tyre pressure, chain running).
•    Only drive wearing safety gear: helmet, trousers and jacket with protectors, boots and gloves.
•    Practice viewing technique: keep your eyes on the road the surrounding environment, ride carefully.
•    Wear highly visible clothing and avoid blind spots behind cars.
•    Train vehicle control and turn technique – best with road safety training, especially at the start of the season.
•    Adapt your riding behaviour to your skills and the weather conditions.
•    Never reach your limit and expect obstacles.
•    Safety and driving fun go hand in hand!

ÖAMTC road safety training for car drivers

Car drivers are also confronted with new driving conditions on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Fog, wetness, snowfall and the unfamiliar road course can take unpractised drivers to their limit. Road safety training provides helpful knowledge from the right driving and braking technique to dealing with changing road conditions due to varied weather. Tip: you can also give someone a road safety training course as a voucher! We wish you a pleasant and safe drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Yes, I’m interested in driving technique training for car drivers (in German)!