With riding season finally here, Quebec wants to improve motorcycle safety, and they’re looking at several ways of doing that.
They’re doing the easy things first, with advertisements like this one. But they’re going to go further than videos – according to CTV, they’re thinking about changing the laws surrounding licensing itself.
CTV is saying the government wants beginning motorcyclists to have squeaky-clean driving records; the government insurance agency (SAAQ) is talking about banning people from taking the motorcycle test if they have four or more demerit points on their drivers license.
They’re also looking at dropping the requirement for motorcyclists on beginners license to only ride with other fully licensed motorcyclists. The SAAQ also wants to train new riders in emergency riding techniques, and is talking about making eye protection mandatory while riding, so motorcyclists can’t ride in open-face helmets with no visor, glasses or goggles.