How old do I need to be to ride a motorcycle?
- You need to be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course with a consent form signed by a parent or guardian until the age of maturity, 18 years of age.
- I live in another province , can I take a course in New Brunswick?
No, unfortunately you must be a resadent of New Brunswick with proof of residency .
What if it rains?
- There are no cancellations due to rain. As long as safety is not compromised. Be prepared, a cheep ($20 utility rain suit) or expensive ($300 brand name motorcycle rain gear) , it doesn't matter, if your uncomfortable, cold and wet, your ability to safely and accurately maneuver will be greatly reduced and your experience will not be as enjoyable. Be Prepared for any possible weather condition every time your ride.
How big of a motorcycle can I ride if I successfully complete the course?
- Although you will be training on smaller motorcycles the course is designed to give you the tools to continue developing your skills on a motorcycle of your choice. At this time there are no regulations regarding limiting engine size for graduated riders.
What is a graduated rider?
- You will be a graduated rider or (GDL) for the first 12 months or until you have successfully completed the riding test with Service New Brunswick. During the Riding Test you will now have the choice of unrestricted "Small" license 550 cc and below or the unrestricted "Big" license above 550cc engine displacement.
As a permit rider do I have limitations?
- YES... During the first 12 months "or" until you have successfully completed your riding test with Service New Brunswick you will be limited to.
- Daylight hours
- No Passengers
- No towing, ie a trailer
- 0% Alcohol / Drug Tolerance
Any Violation of the limitations in the graduated license period can result in you being required to re take the course in its entirety with all associated costs and possible fines.
What do I need if I decide to take the course?
- You will need a New Brunswick Identification or proof of residence.
- Helmet- Proper fit and meet the safety standards ( SNELL, DOT, or ECE, ).
DOT: conformance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218; Motorcycle helmets (United States of America),
Snell M2005, M2010 or M2015: certification in accordance with the Snell Memorial Foundation 2005, 2010 or 2015 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use with Motorcycles and Other Motorized Vehicle.
ECE: approved in accordance with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Regulation No. 22
- Eye protection- goggles , visor, motorcycle riding glasses or safety glasses.
- A riding Jacket- Leather, Ballistic, Denim.
- Gloves- Leather or ballistic palm that must cover the wrists and fingers.
- Footwear- boot must cover the ankle. No Steel toes and too high of a heel should be avoided. Absolutely no open toes or sneakers.
- Jeans or a material that would offer protection, leather or ballistic, absolutely no shorts or ripped jeans.
- Wet weather gear, ie rain suit..... (Recommended)
- Sun block..... (Recommended)
- Water..... (Recommended)
All safety gear is mandatory and to the specifications mentioned above!
Can I use my own motorcycle?
- No, Service New Brunswick does not permit us to allow students to use there own motorcycle. "However" We are permitted to allow a student to use their own motorcycle "if" the motorcycle has been modified to accommodate a rider with special needs.
I have successfully passed the course, what next?
Call, Service New Brunswick's Teleservices at 1-888-762-8600 or go on line to booking to book your written exam. https://www2.snb.ca/content/snb/en/driving_tests.html
Practice exams are available on line to help prepare for your written exam.
Drivers hand book, if you don't have a copy of the drivers hand book a copy is available on line. https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/public-safety/community_safety/content/drivers_vehicles/content/new_brunswick_drivers_handbook.html
What happens if I do not pass the course?
- Possible options, Although we have a great success rate, there is a possibility that someone might need a bit more time to develop there skills. Service New Brunswick allows us to re do only items that the student has had difficulty. (This option is up to the instructors discretion).