May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. And while you may think the month is just for motorcyclists, the truth is everyone plays an important role in motorcycle safety. Even if you do not ride, chances are someone you know does. So, what can we do to make sure every road user is doing their part to make sure motorcyclists are safe?
- Don’t drive or walk distracted – put down distractions such as cell phones
- Check your blind spots
- Keep your bike in its best working conditions
- Be aware of any road hazards
- Be on the alert for dangerous weather conditions.
And of course, you should also ensure the following safety measures:
Do you have Road SMARTS?
Road safety is a shared responsibility, regardless of how you use the road. Our friends, family, children, and colleagues are impacted several times daily by road safety. When tragedy strikes, too often we feel powerless in terms of making an impact to prevent further issues. If you would like to get more involved in road safety, we invite you to take the #RoadSMARTS pledge. By taking the Road SMARTS Pledge, you Support Making All Road Travel Safe, which can help improve road safety for everyone. When road behaviours change, accidents can be reduced. For more information and to take the pledge for free, visit https://www.road-smarts.ca/