Provide Affordable Insurance For Young Motorcycle Riders
The government has allowed riders under the age of 21 to take a motorcycle test that lets them ride any motorcycle cc engine size, as long as it's restricted to 33bhp, for two years. This means the motorcycle's performance, no matter the engine size or motorcycle brand or motorcycle style, is drastically reduced and/or affected, limiting the motorcycle to the power output of a 125cc motorcycle.
However, motorcycle insurers ignore these restriction kits and on many bigger cc motorbikes, they simply flat out to refuse to insure you.
The government has allowed us to take this test, to ride these bikes, legally and yet insurance companies won't cater to this. The government needs to address this issue, and force the insurance companies to recognise the restriction kits and alter their quotes and their rates accordingly.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:
- party political material
- commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
- issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
- correspondence on personal issues
E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.
The following explanatory notes have been added:
This is a matter for the insurance industry.
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Tuesday 29 November 2011