OTTAWA - With warmer weather and clear roads on the way, Motorcycle Awareness Month in May is a time for motorists and motorcyclists to be aware of one another and stay safe, says the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada.
“Motorcyclists will be out in force as the weather gets warmer, which makes May the perfect month for Motorcycle Awareness,” says Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport. “All motorists are reminded to safely share the road with motorcycles to help keep our roads safe.”
Kellee Irwin, Chair of the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada says “promoting the safety of motorcyclists to all drivers and vehicles on the road is the top priority for the month of May.”
More than 670,000 licensed motorcycles and scooters are back on the roads each spring across Canada with over 52,000 new street-legal and off-road motorcycles sold each year.
“More and more Canadians are discovering motorcycling as a safe, convenient and affordable mode of transportation, says Irwin. Our goal is to educate all motorists on one another to keep the roads crash-free.”
Irwin says safety campaigns such as Motorcycle Awareness Month play a big role in ensuring this trend continues. To ensure a safe riding season, the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada offers these tips for motorcyclists and other drivers:
Tips for Motorists
Tips for Motorcyclists
Motorcyclist Confederation of Canada
The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is the national not-for-profit advocacy organization for the promotion of motorcycling interests “pursuing a better riding experience for all”. For more information and to download your own Motorcycle Awareness Month safety poster, visit www.motorcycling.ca.
From a press release