In British Columbia, more people than ever are riding motorcycles and scooters, and the price of gas is fueling this trend, says the Vancouver Sun newspaper.
In a recent article, the Sun pointed outy that the Insurance Corporation of B.C. has “recorded a 78 per cent increase” in insurance purchases for motorcycles and scooters since 2000.
Also since that time, the price of gas has more than doubled, going from 60 cents a litre to $1.30.
Carter Honda, a major Vancouver dealer, told the Sun that they had sold around 400 scooters last year. The dealership said sales increases were related to the price of gas.