MONTREAL, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Campagna Motors is delighted to announce
that the provincial motor vehicle bureau (Société de l'assurance automobile du
Québec or SAAQ) has implemented a policy that allows Class 5 (passenger
vehicle) license holders to drive the three-wheeled T-REX. This new regulation
will make the T-REX available to a greater number of people, now that the SAAQ
has realized that operating a T-REX is more comparable to driving a passenger
vehicle than a motorcycle. However, under the Quebec Highway Safety Code,
owners have to register the T-REX as a motorcycle and the driver and passenger
must wear a helmet, just as they would for a motorcycle. But the motorcycle
license requirement no longer applies.
David Neault, Chief Operating Officer (COO), is thrilled with the news.
"We've been facing many unreasonable hurdles for quite some time now, some of
which have deterred customers from buying our products," he explained. "A good
number of T-REX fans were put off by the long, drawn-out process of obtaining
a motorcycle license, while others objected to the idea of having to learn to
ride a motorcycle to pass the road test. We trust that the SAAQ's initiative
will pave the way for other provinces to modify their laws so that we can
offer this exciting vehicle to a greater number of sports car enthusiasts!"
Neault believes regulatory bodies ought to work in partnership with
cutting-edge manufacturers in developing regulations for consumer-ready
He added: "This new policy is a great market development opportunity for
us and we hope that other provincial jurisdictions will follow Quebec's lead.
We actually find it paradoxical that a vehicle such as the T-REX is approved
by Transport Canada yet it cannot be registered in provinces such as Ontario
and Alberta. The SAAQ's position clearly indicates that it considers T-REX to
be more like a sports car than a motorcycle."
For more information on the T-REX and Campagna Motors' other
three-wheeled vehicle, the V13R, visit the Montreal Motorcycle Show at the
Montreal Convention Centre, February 20-22, 2009, or go to
About Campagna Motors
Campagna Motors, established in Canada, develops, manufactures and
assembles three-wheel performance vehicles. Its mission is to offer the thrill
and experience of an exotic sport car (Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lotus)
for the price of a mass market vehicle. On top of the T-REX, powered by a
Kawasaki 1400 cc Inline 4 cylinder engine, Campagna Motors also manufactures a
3-wheel roadster vehicle, the V13R reverse-trike which is powered by the
Harley-Davidson(R) Liquid-cooled, Revolution(R) 60 (degrees Celcius) V-Twin
engine. For more information, please visit us online at www.campagnamotors.com
For further information:
For further information: Claude Rousseau, (514) 270-7651,