CMMG MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH MESSAGE
(paraphrased from MCC Motorcycling News)
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG) and the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada’s (MCC) remind us that we all have a responsibility to help keep each other safe on our roads.
Last year’s message to riders and drivers was that “motorcycle safety is everyone’s responsibility”.
For 2021 we encourage all on-road and off-road users to “Watch Out For Each Other”. Everyone needs to double down on being safe.” This year, more than ever, none of us wants to end up in the emergency room and burdening our healthcare systems with a preventable injury.
As always, motorists are reminded to Watch Out for motorcycles. May is the start of peak riding season and there are more motorcycles on our city streets, country roads, and highways. Take a second look to better judge the speed and distance of a motorcyclist in your vicinity. Always check mirrors and blind spots, especially before turning or changing lanes. Allow extra room to avoid cutting off a motorcyclist and allow extra space when driving behind a motorcycle. Riders need to “Watch Out For Each Other” too. Motorcycling’s popularity is increasing. If you’re an experienced rider, you can “Watch Out” for new riders by encouraging them to ride safely, ride within their skill limits, and according to the road conditions. Encourage them to wear “All the gear, all the time”. Most importantly, “Watch Out for yourself”.
For more information and safety posters, visit motorcycling.ca/resources to access and download the latest 2021 Safety Awareness Month logo and graphics and help spread the importance of motorcycle safety.