Modes of Transportation – On a Motorcycle

Motorcycle Safety Days

Need practice before the upcoming motorcycle season?

Take part in the Motorcycle Safety Days! Various workshops will help you learn to control your motorcycle, perfect your skills, and gain confidence.

Motorcycle safety days

Saturday, May 26, 2018
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Autodrome de Montmagny

Saturday, June 2, 2018
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Autodrome St-Eustache

Admission is free.

Food services on-site.

Workshops

Station 1 – Driving techniques

Participants will use their own motorcycles for this workshop on the Autodrome track. This workshop familiarizes participants with various driving techniques, including travel in a curve (cornering lines) and driving position. The manoeuvres and the speed limits permitted on the track are the same as those on the actual road network. This workshop is for all motorcycle drivers, no matter what kind of motorcycles they drive or their experience, and is in no way an introduction to sport driving. The workshop is offered by experienced instructors.

Experienced Moto-Pro FMQ instructors

Time: Starts every 30 minutes.

Station  2 – Techniques and practical refresher workshop on a closed track

Workshop on braking techniques featuring practical refresher exercises on a closed track. Participants will use their own motorcycles.

  • Theoretical instruction
  • Demonstrations by instructors
  • Braking workshop

Experienced Moto-Pro FMQ instructors

Time: Every 30 minutes.

Station 3 – Closed track exercises

Practical exercises on a closed track. Participants will drive their own motorcycles on a closed track while being observed by experts who will provide them with tips and advice on how they can improve their driving, fix bad habits and avoid driving errors.

Track exercises:

  • Starting
  • Braking, using sensors
  • Sharp right turns
  • Avoiding obstacles, using sensors
  • Sharp left turns

Motorcycle examiners from the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

Time: Every 30 minutes.

Station 4 – Measuring sound with sound level meters

Using sound level meters to measure the sound of participants’ motorcycles.

Engineers from the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

Time: Every 15 minutes.

Station 5 – Preventative mechanical inspection

Preventative mechanical inspection of participants’ motorcycles.

Carrier enforcement officers specialized in mechanical inspections from the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

Time: Every 15 minutes.

Station 6 – Heavy vehicle blind spots

Awareness-raising workshop on heavy vehicle blind spots and sharing the road.

Carrier enforcement officers from the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

Demonstrations

Low-speed motorcycle control techniques

Experienced Moto-Pro FMQ instructors

Workshop registration

Registration for the workshops will take place on-site.

Practical workshop rules

Motorcycle

  • You must use your own motorcycle for the practical workshops.
  • Your motorcycle must be in good condition and must not have any leaks.
  • Tire wear must not be excessive: tires must not have visible tread wear or cracks and must be inflated to the right pressure.
  • Your motorcycle must be registered if you ride it on public roads.
  • You must have a proof of insurance with you.
  • You must hold a valid licence to operate a motorcycle (Class 6A learner’s licence, probationary licence or regular motorcycle licence).

Protective gear

During the practical workshops, you must wear:

  • A helmet that meets safety standards
  • Anti-skid motorcycle boots that cover your ankles
  • A protective jacket
  • Gloves that completely cover your hands
  • Long pants designed for motorcycle riding

Passengers must wear the same protective gear as drivers.

You must follow instructions and stay within the track boundaries at all times.

Alcohol is prohibited.