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Graduated Driver's Licensing for new motorcycle drivers Print E-mail
Safety and Insurance
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
The Government of Saskatchewan is furthering its commitment to motorcycle safety by introducing a Graduated Driver's Licensing (GDL) program for new motorcycle drivers. The program will come into effect in 2011.

"We're proud to expand the Graduated Driver's Licensing program to include motorcycle drivers," Minister of Crown Corporations Ken Cheveldayoff said. "We know concerns over motorcycle safety are top of mind in Saskatchewan. Last year alone, there were 283 collisions involving motorcycles in Saskatchewan, including five deaths and 221 injuries. We believe the GDL program will help build safe driving skills with our new motorcycle drivers."

Currently, there are no requirements for motorcycle drivers to demonstrate any riding skills to legally ride a motorcycle in Saskatchewan. Residents are able to drive a motorcycle with a learner's licence, with only slightly reduced driving privileges, simply by passing a written knowledge test.

The new program will be similar to the province's current GDL program for passenger vehicles in that it will gradually introduce new motorcycle drivers into the driving environment. Motorcycle drivers will move into higher risk driving situations after gaining experience in lower risk situations.

There will be three stages to the proposed GDL program for new motorcycle drivers - Learner, Novice 1 and Novice 2. As riders pass through these stages, they will see fewer restrictions until they graduate to an experienced "M" endorsed motorcycle licence. If a new motorcycle driver displays good driving experience with no incidents or interruptions, they will graduate to an experienced "M" endorsed licence in 36 months. Any incidents or interruptions will delay this process.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 May 2009 )
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Saskatoon Motorcycle Training Dates & Registration 2009 Print E-mail
Trans Industrial Safety Training
Tuesday, 07 April 2009
MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING
Trans Industrial Safety Training
339 Edson Street Saskatoon, SK.
S7J 4C8
P (306) 934-5935
F (306) 934-5936
E info.transindustrial@sasktel.net

A great opportunity to enjoy motorcycle rider training in a safe and secure environment. Our team of qualified instructors are dedicated to teach every student the control and safety in motorcycle riding.

For the beginner , novice or experienced riders, we have what it takes to instruct you to ride into the future and return safely.

Click here to open our Motorcycle Training Informational Brochure

Click here to open our Motorcycle Training Registration Form
TAKE YOUR FIRST RIDE WITH US

2009 Training Dates

Evening Course Weekend Course Day Course    
     
May 11 – 16 May 8 – 10 May 11 – 13
May 18 – 23 May 15 – 17 May 19 – 21 W
May 25 – 30 May 22 – 24 May 25 – 27
June 1 – 6 May 29 – 31 June 8 – 10
June 8 – 13 W June 5 – 7 June 22 – 24
June 15 – 20 June 12 – 14 July 6 – 8
June 22 – 27 June 19 – 21 July 20 – 22
July 6 – 11 June 26 – 28 August 24 – 26
July 13 – 18 July 3 – 5  
July 20 – 25 July 10 – 12  
July 26 – 31 July 17 – 19  
August 10 – 15 July 24 – 26  
August 17 – 22 August 14 – 16  
August 24 – 29 W    
August 31 – Sept 5    

* In class is held on the Thursday (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM) prior to the course date. You must attend the in-class portion prior to beginning the on-bike course training.

‘W’ signifies women only course

OTHER OUT OF TOWN DATES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE – CONTACT US FOR INFO

ALSO: Learners Tutorial courses are available on:
April 21 6:00 PM
April 29 6:00 PM


  

FYI:

Motorcycles are provided for training.


Course times *(unless otherwise advised)


Evening courses are Monday to Friday 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The in-class is a Thursday prior to the course 6:00 to 8:00 PM


Weekend courses are Friday 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday/Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The in-class is a Thursday prior to the course 6:00 to 8:00 PM


Day Courses are Monday to Wednesday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.                                        
The in-class is a Thursday prior to the course 6:00 to 8:00 PM



Students must provide their own:

  • DOT approved helmet, plus eye protection
  • Durable jacket (leather or jean)
  • Full length pants (i.e. blue jeans, etc.)
  • Gloves that cover and protect the wrists
  • Motorcycle or rubber soled boots – that cover your ankles (no cowboy boots)

Students should:

  • Bring something to drink
  • Try to be at the course 10 – 15 minutes before the course start time
  • Bringing rain gear is always a good idea. So is sunscreen and bug spray.



 

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 April 2009 )
 
Call for motorcycle safety instructors Print E-mail
Safety and Insurance
Wednesday, 04 February 2009
Being a motorcycle safety instructor is a very rewarding experience. If you've ever thought about it, contact Brad. Even if you don't meet the minimum requirements, there is still opportunity for you to be an instructor candidate!

From an email dated January 29th, 2008:

SGI is interested in increasing the pool of certified motorcycle instructors in the province. According to our data, there are approximately 20 individuals in the province who are certified to teach motorcycle training to novice riders. The motorcycle community has indicated that the motorcycle-training course is an invaluable tool for the new rider to learn critical motorcycle riding skills in a safe, controlled environment. In an effort to improve traffic safety in the province, SGI would like to increase accessibility to motorcycle training to ensure that all novice riders have access to training.

We are therefore requesting that any individuals who meet the requirements to become instructors, and are interested in becoming certified, to forward their information to the contact listed below. In order to become certified, you must have held a full Saskatchewan motorcycle endorsement (M) consecutively for the last five  (5) years. If you meet this requirement, you would then be required to take a motorcycle instructor training course provided by an SGI certified trainer. Further information will be provided upon review of your information.

For more information, please provide the following information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email) to:

Brad Leighton
SGI Traffic Safety Program Evaluation
(306) 775-6831
bleighton@sgi.sk.ca  
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 May 2009 )
 
Graduated Licensing Discussion on Gormley Print E-mail
Safety and Insurance
Wednesday, 02 July 2008
On July 2nd, 2008, John Gormley hosted a one hour segment regarding Graduated Licensing in Saskatchewan and whether it is needed or not.  John takes the publics calls where we hear many differing opinions regarding the subject.

SMA believes strongly that some sort of Graduated Licensing is not only needed but that it's absolutely essential in lowering insurance costs and saving lives.

Listen to the program below, or download it here.


Resources:
http://www.newstalk980.com  (Regina & Southern Sask)
http://www.newstalk650.com  (Saskatoon and Northern Sask)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 July 2008 )
 
Free Online Saskatchewan VIN Search Print E-mail
Safety and Insurance
Friday, 04 April 2008
SGI has now released a new free function on their website where users can perform a Saskatchewan wide search on the history of a particular VIN.

The online service is free and provides the status of the vehicle, the date it was last registered and its damage claims history in Saskatchewan since January 1998. The results only include claims paid under SGI's Auto Fund licence plate and includes whether it has been given a status such as rebuilt, stolen, non-repairable or a total loss.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 January 2012 )
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