Victoria coroner recommends tougher training requirements for motorcycles
Oct, 02 2006 - 8:30 AM
VICTORIA/CKNW(AM980) - A Victoria coroner has recommended tougher training requirements and a limit on the power of bike that a novice motorcyclist is permitted to ride.
This comes as the result of an inquiry into the death of 21 year old Corey Lodge, whose Suzuki racing model crashed on the Malahat Highway, just one day after he obtained a motorcycle learner's permit.
A witness estimated the bike's speed at 200 kilometres an hour when it left the road.
Coroner Beth Larcombe suggests novice motorcyclists be limited to bikes with engines no bigger than 600 cc's and that they be required to take a driving theory and practical course, before going on the road to practice.
That's the training standard already being used in Quebec.