SGI has an improvement program to provide sanctions for offences that are known to contribute to motorcycle collisions in order to reduce fatalities and injuries.
The MGDL Improvement Program uses a points system for offences. The driver points for a traffic incident involving an MGDL driver will be the same as the points assigned under the Class 5 Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program (for new passenger vehicle drivers) or the Driver Improvement Program (for experienced passenger car drivers). However, the remedial action will be based on whether or not the incident is classified as a severe motorcycle offence.
Severe offences involving a new motorcycle driver could result in the removal of the person's motorcycle endorsement. The following 6 offences are classified as severe:
- speed greater than 35 km/h over the applicable speed limit
- speed double or greater than the applicable speed limit
- speed greater than 50 kms per hour over the applicable speed limit
- driving in a contest of speed
- racing with another vehicle on the highway
- driver performing an activity on a highway that is likely to distract, startle or interfere with other users of the road (stunting)
All drivers in the MGDL program that incur 1 of these high risk offences while on a motorcycle will be interviewed and, unless there are extenuating circumstances, their endorsement could be suspended for a period of 12 months, making them ineligible to operate a motorcycle.
Drinking, drugs and driving
Any motorcycle operator, or rider, age 21 and under is prohibited from being impaired by any amount of alcohol or drugs while riding a motorcycle.
The remedial action for drug- and alcohol-related incidents involving motorcycle drivers is shown below.
Saskatchewan has a zero drug or blood alcohol content (BAC) requirement for drivers that are:
- Age 21 years and under
- In the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program
- In the Motorcycle Graduated Driver Licensing (MGDL) program while operating a motorcycle
Roadside administrative suspensions, when operating a motorcycle
|1st occurrence or offence||2nd occurrence or offence||3rd and subsequent occurrence or offence|
60 day immediate roadside licence suspension
|120 day immediate roadside licence suspension||18 month immediate roadside licence suspension|
|3 day immediate roadside vehicle impoundment||7 day immediate roadside vehicle impoundment
||7 day immediate roadside vehicle impoundment
|Must complete Driving Without Impairment (DWI) program within 120 days||Must complete education program within 120 days||Must complete addiction screening|