Getting a motorcycle license may get tougher in British Columbia

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Legislation, Safety

It looks like motorcycle riders will have to work a little harder to get their license in British Columbia.  The British Columbia Coroners Service is recommending that the B.C. government  change the rules when it comes to licensing motorcycle riders. They are making the recommended changes due to rise in motorcycle deaths.

Here are the changes being recommended:

  • Establish a graduated-licence program for new riders.
  • Require mandatory industry certification for all motorcycle helmets.
  • Implement a zero-tolerance blood-alcohol policy for new riders.
  • Issue a different-coloured licence plate to motorcyclists who hold a learner’s licence.
  • Re-evaluate existing standards for training schools and instructor certification.
  • Expand the scope of coroner’s investigations involving motorcycle deaths to include more data and compile it in a specific section for better analysis in the future.

There were 286 motorcycle-related deaths on B.C. roads between 2000 and 2007.

Source [CBC News, Read Entire Story]