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Standing Illegal: BC’s New Motorcycle Safety Laws and Re-emphasized Flaws



Is safely navigating a dirt road by motorcycle illegal in BC?

THANKS Kelsow for this!

Submitted by on Thursday, 3 May 2012

Amongst the fanfare of British Columbia Ministry of Justice’s April 30th, 2012 announcement of new motorcycling laws requiring DOT, Snell M2005, Snell M2010 or ECE certified helmets are far reaching penalties for being out of the saddle.  You’d better be sitting down, because the release re-emphasizes Motor Vehicle Act Section 55, which sees standing to improve motorcycle control on unpaved surfaces as illegal. Largely rural, a majority of BC’s roads are unpaved and by the letter this law does endanger, if not make outlaws of, responsible dual sport, adventure and supermoto riders.

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