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Motorcycle Safety: Make Sure Everyone Gets Home Safe

As the weather improves, motorcyclists can be seen more and more on our highways.

Unfortunately, about two-thirds of collisions involving a motorcycle result in death or injury. This compares to approximately 1 in 10 deaths or injury for all motor vehicle collisions. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and can suffer serious injury or be killed.

When driving, please remember to be aware of motorcyclists and give them the space they need. Be cautious when driving near motorcyclists as motorcycles are less stable and visible than cars.

Motorcyclists can improve their own safety by:

  • riding defensively and avoiding blind spots
  • obtaining proper training
  • starting on a smaller bike if new, moving up to bigger bikes as they gain more experience
  • focusing on riding and nothing else
  • wearing the right gear, including a certified helmet, leathers, closed shoes, and eye protection

Between 2017 and 2021, 130 motorcyclists dies and 2,528 were injured on Alberta's roads. Stay safe, be aware, and ensure we all get home this long weekend. 

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