BCCOM, as well as other stakeholders, have been involved with the
Superintendent of Motor Vehicles over several issues regarding
motorcycling. We were involved in a meeting, given recommendations by
the OSMV's office, asked for our feedback, feedback was given and
completely ignored. These proposed recommendations are now going into
effect despite resistance from many groups involved in the consultation
Please read the proposals and BCCOM's response at the link below. You
may have to cut and paste the link.
While many of you will agree on some of the proposals, many will not.
The Coalition feels this is a heavy handed way to make the public feel
that government is being proactive while in our opinion they are being
reactive. These recommendations do not address that 66% of all
motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle are the vehicles fault.
They do not address that rider training needs to be rewarded i.e. rebate
BCCOM feels that the only stakeholders that were listened to were ICBC
and law enforcement. If you are opposed to these changes now is the time
to let your voice be heard, as soon it will be too late. Please write
your thoughts to the OSMV and cc Kash Heed, as well as your MLA.
Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 9254 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9J2
or email: OSMV.Mailbox@gov.bc.ca
Honourable Kash Heed
Victoria BC V8V 1X4
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please go to the link below to find your MLA's contact information:
Adele Tompkins, Executive Director
B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists
Phone: (604) 580-0111
Toll free: 1-877-580-0111
"Working for your Freedom to Ride"