Motorcycle riders to sue SAAQ over high fees
More than two dozen Quebec motorcycle riders were at the Montreal courthouse Friday, supporting their request for a class action lawsuit in a bid to lower registration fees.
Motorcycle riders say they've seen their registration costs skyrocket over the past few years ever since the automobile insurance board jacked up their fees in 2008.
A 75 per cent increase they say is unjustified.
They also ask why they should pay twice for registration if they also have a car.
Retired firefighter Michael Mosca is among those wanting in on the one hundred million dollar class action lawsuit.
He says they're being unfairly singled out.
"Whenever there's a car and a motorcycle involved in an accident, 94-95 per cent of the time it's the car that's at fault," says Mosca, "but the motorcyclist is being punished because he has to pay more."
The auto insurance board says it's a matter of being fair and evaluating the risks and claims they pay out.
Photo/video: Shuyee Lee (CJAD)