Currently, there are no requirements for motorcycle drivers to demonstrate any riding skills in order to become licensed in Saskatchewan.
They're able to get a learner's permit simply by passing a written test that allows drivers to operate a motorcycle with only slightly reduced riding privileges.
The new program will be similar to the existing graduated licence program for passenger vehicles, with new drivers facing a zero-alcohol policy, no night driving and a ban on carrying passengers until they're more experienced.
Motorcycle drivers will advance through three stages of licensing, starting with a learner's permit and graduating to full driving privileges in a minimum of three years.
Ken Cheveldayoff, the minister of Crown corporations, said Tuesday that he hoped the measure will make the province's highways safer.
"We have information showing that graduated licenses help prevent accidents and help make drivers more prepared for all types of situations," he said. To read the rest of the article: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090521/AUTOS_sask_grad_090521/20090521?s_name=Autos