Motorcycle Driver’s Handbook


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MGDL Improvement Program

SGI has an improvement program to provide sanctions for offences that are known to contribute to 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 are 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 six offences are considered severe:

  • speed greater than 50 km/h over the speed limit
  • speed greater than 35 km/h over the speed limit
  • speed two times or greater the speed limit
  • driving in a contest of speed
  • racing with another vehicle on a 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 one 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.

If you operate a motorcycle when your motorcycle endorsement is suspended, the motorcycle can be impounded for 30 to 60 days.

All other traffic offences on a motorcycle are dealt with through the existing Class 5 GDL Improvement Program or the Driver Improvement Program if the driver is experienced.

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Rev: 2015