I got my first motorcycle license in NZ many years ago - and the rule still applies - you had to get a license to ride a scooter. You also have to hold the steps to getting the full license longer, and cc's are restricted. Even though cc's dont mean much in regards to the power of the bike. But maybe BC should do the same? Maybe minimum riding gear should be mandated like Helmet, fully enclosed fastened footwear, riding or leather gloves, full length pants at least jeans and riding jacket or full leather jacket? Now Im not sure if anyone is following my blog, but I would be interested in your thoughts?