The Motorcycle Review Committee’s report on findings is now public and has been presented to government for review.
The Motorcycle Review Committee was formed last year in response to concerns about motorcycle insurance rates in Saskatchewan. SGI invited representatives from various groups in the motorcycle community, or connected to it, to participate.
The report is the culmination of an extensive review undertaken by SGI and the Motorcycle Review Committee to examine key factors impacting motorcycle rates, with the primary goal of saving lives and preventing injuries.
During the review, the Motorcycle Review Committee considered a number of proposals put forward by SGI and committee members, statistical and program analysis provided by SGI, and feedback from the public. The report on findings includes a number of initiatives being put forward for government consideration. Highlights include:
•Increased requirements for acquiring a motorcycle learner’s licence
•Incentives for new riders to take training
•Additional mandatory gear for new riders and their passengers
•Motorcycle inspections prior to registering a total loss motorcycle or a used motorcycle most recently registered in another jurisdiction
•Changes to the Safe Driver Recognition (SDR) program, specific to motorcycles
•Stiffer penalties in SGI’s driver improvement programs for all drivers and riders
•Possible insurance coverage options
Government is now reviewing the report to determine which initiatives will be implemented. To read the full report, visit SGI’s website at www.sgi.sk.ca.