The B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists
will hold an information meeting on Wednesday about proposed changes
to motorcycling rules.
The provincial government is
considering a bill aimed at improving motorcyclist safety. Bill 14
will require that all motorcyclists wear approved helmets, will
toughen licensing requirements for new riders, and will make new
riders wear clothing that enhances visibility, among other changes.
The B.C. Ministry of Public Safety and
Solicitor General asked interested groups to discuss the province’s
proposed safety improvements and in late November 2009 sent a
document to the coalition that outlined these changes. The document
also asked several questions, among them: What standards do you
recommend the Province adopt with respect to approved motorcycle
helmets? (Example: Snell, CSA, DOT, ECE, etc.)
What issues would arise in limiting
power-to-weight ratios for riders in the learner stages?
What changes to the supervisor
requirement would you like to see, and why?
If we create a class 6 probation
period, what restriction would you support being applied?
The coalition has written back to
protest these changes, claiming that improving rider training would
be more effective.
The B.C. COM will host the information
meeting at the Justice Institute in Westminster on Wednesday evening.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
See www.bccom-bc.com for more.