How to Obtain Your Motorcycle License in Saskatchewan
If you’re considering getting your motorcycle license in Saskatchewan, there are several steps you need to follow. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process, from eligibility requirements as provided by SGI to passing the necessary exams. We’ll also discuss the options for completing the final step of the process and provide some additional information on motorcycle insurance.
Table of Contents
- Eligibility Requirements
- Basic Knowledge Exam
- Signs Exam
- Motorcycle Knowledge Exam
- Basic Ability Road Test or SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course
- Benefits of Taking the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course
- Obtaining Your Motorcycle Learners License
- The Stages of the MGDL Program
- The Reduced No Fault Option
- Saving Money on Motorcycle Insurance
1. Eligibility Requirements
Before you can apply for a motorcycle license in Saskatchewan, you need to meet certain eligibility requirements. First and foremost, you must be at least 16 years old. If you’re under 18, you’ll need the approval of a guardian or parent. Additionally, you must hold a Class 5 driver’s license. It’s also recommended that you review the Motorcycle Handbook provided by SGI to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road before taking the exams.
2. Basic Knowledge Exam
The first exam you’ll need to pass is the Basic Knowledge Exam. This exam tests your understanding of the rules of the road. It also includes a vision test, which does not require any preparation on your part.
3. Signs Exam
The next exam is the Signs Exam, which assesses your knowledge of the meaning of traffic signs. Familiarize yourself with the various signs and their meanings to ensure success on this exam.
4. Motorcycle Knowledge Exam
The Motorcycle Knowledge Exam is specifically designed to test your understanding of the road rules that apply to motorcycles. Study the specific rules and regulations for motorcycle riders to prepare for this exam.
5. Basic Ability Road Test or SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course
After successfully completing the three exams mentioned above, you have two options for the final step in the exam process: the Basic Ability Road Test or an SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course.
If you choose the Basic Ability Road Test, you will be evaluated on your ability to identify controls, start, stop, turn, and maintain balance on your motorcycle. To take this test, you’ll need to book an appointment in advance and bring your motorcycle for the evaluation.
On the other hand, if you opt for the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course, you won’t be required to pay the $500 Driver’s License fee each time you move through a stage in the MGDL program. You’ll also be exempt from taking the Basic Ability Road Test, and you won’t receive an “R” engine size restriction on your driver’s license.
6. Benefits of Taking the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course
Choosing the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course offers several advantages over the Basic Ability Road Test. One significant benefit is that you’ll qualify for a Safe Driver Recognition discount on your license plates once you enter the Novice 2 stage of the MGDL program. Without completing the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course, you’ll need to wait until you graduate with a full M endorsement to be eligible for this discount.
7. Obtaining Your Motorcycle Learners License
Congratulations! Once you’ve successfully passed all four exams and completed either the Basic Ability Road Test or the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course, you will receive your Motorcycle Learners License. This license allows you to operate a motorcycle on public roads under certain restrictions. However, keep in mind that obtaining your learners license is just the beginning of your journey as a motorcycle license holder.
8. The Stages of the MGDL Program
After obtaining your Motorcycle Learners License, you will need to progress through the stages of the MGDL (Motorcycle Graduated Driver’s License) program. The program consists of three stages, each with its own set of requirements and restrictions. It’s important to understand the rules and regulations associated with each stage to ensure compliance and progress smoothly through the program.
9. The Reduced No Fault Option
As a motorcycle rider, it’s crucial to consider insurance coverage that protects you in the event of an accident. In Saskatchewan, the Reduced No Fault option is available for motorcycle owners. This option provides lower accident benefits coverage in return for lowering your insurance registration rates.
10. Saving Money on Motorcycle Insurance
Motorcycle insurance is a necessary expense for every rider. However, there are ways to save money on your premiums. Here are some tips:
- Consider adding an insurance policy for your motorcycle to provide storage coverage during the off-season so it remains protected while you’re not riding.
- If you only plan to your bike out for the day or weekend, while not leaving the province, you can purchase a 24 hour or 8 day permit.
- Maintain a clean driving record to demonstrate your responsibility on the road, which can lead to lower insurance registration rates.
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