MONTREAL - Quebec's automobile insurance board is hoping strict rules on motorbike ownership will cut road accident rates in the province.
The Societe de l'assurance automobile du Quebec, or the SAAQ, will restrict access to high-powered sports bikes to riders over 25-years-old or with more than five years experience.
The board hopes it will protect sports bike aficionados who they contend are over represented in accident statistics.
Because the agency's data suggests the risks of accidents is directly linked to cylinder size and the type of motorcycle, it's divided motorbikes into two categories: high-risk sports bikes designed for speed and performance, and regular motorbikes.
The SAAQ's president, John Harbour, says the tighter restriction will allow riders to work their way up to driving the faster, more powerful models. To read the rest of the article: http://www.canadaeast.com/news/article/677258