Medium rigid automobiles are rigid vehicles that are made up of two axles and have a gross vehicle mass of more than eight tones. They are also referred to as any towed trailers that have a GVM of not more than nine tones and this class also comprises of the light rigid class of vehicles. The MR lisense is among the seven major lisenses in Australia that allows its holder to drive MR vehicles and vehicles below the level of an MR lisense.
Holders of a medium rigid lisense are allowed to operate class C vehicles and light rigid vehicles that have a GVM of 5 tonnes up to 8 tones. This type of lisense offers its holders various job opportunities in several industries, including delivery trucks, landscape yards and surfside buses where they can earn a good pay. The cost individuals spend in order to obtain the MR lisense is worth, since its holder can obtain long term employment opportunities.
People who attend driving schools in order to obtain the medium rigid lisense are known to develop driving skills, knowledge and the attitude needed for them to operate MR vehicles. In Australia, the RTA ensures that Australian drivers are trained and assessed according to the RTA competency standards. The board ensures that the driving instructors are fully certified and accredited by the RTA. In order for an individual to be entitled to obtain the medium rigid license, he or she is required to have the following qualifications.
The participant should be a holder of a current class C or light rigid lisense. The individual should be able to operate manual transmissions and must wear the appropriate footwear during training. Participants should complete the RTA medium rigid knowledge test and has obtained the CBA learners logbook and guidebook. The driving student should also read and understand the CBA guidebook before they begin training.