From now on, the driving record of individuals who wish to obtain a Class 6R learner’s licence will be reviewed when they make an appointment for the knowledge test.
Individuals who already hold a probationary licence or a Class 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B or 5 driver’s licence:
Individuals who do not hold a probationary licence or a Class 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B or 5 driver’s licence (first licence):
Because demerit points remain on record for 2 years after being entered, individuals who are not eligible for a motorcycle licence at this time will become eligible as soon as their driving record improves and a maximum of 3 demerit points are left.
If you have already begun the motorcycle licensing process, the new access rules do not apply to you. Those who already hold a Class 6A licence or a Class 6A or 6R learner’s licence are not affected by the changes.
You can learn more about the different steps to obtain a licence to operate a motorcycle.
This regulatory change is based on the first recommendation made in the committee of experts’ report on motorcycle safety (PDF, 6.1 MB) (in French only), which is to implement licensing conditions based on the driving records of all new motorcycle operators.