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, June 1, 2019
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sanair motorsports park in Saint-Pie

Sunday, June 16, 2019
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Autodrome de Montmagny

Admission is free.

Food services on-site.

Workshops

Station 1 – Driving techniques

Participants will use their own motorcycles for this workshop. This workshop familiarizes participants with various driving techniques, including travel in a curve (cornering lines) and driving position. The manoeuvres and speed limits on the track are the same as those on the actual road network. This workshop is for all motorcyclists, regardless of the type of motorcycles they ride 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

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

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 SAAQ

Station 4 – Mechanical inspection

Mechanical inspection of participants’ motorcycles before they take part in the workshops.

Station 5 – Mobile road safety unit

Awareness-raising activities. Visitors of the SAAQ’s new mobile road safety unit will get to try a virtual reality headset, test their knowledge by taking quizzes on an interactive television and attend demonstrations of the risks associated with heavy vehicle blind spots.

Carrier enforcement officers from the SAAQ

Station 6 – Measuring sound with sound level meters

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

Engineers from the SAAQ

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 for use 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.

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

Alcohol is prohibited.