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Posted on: May 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] May is Motorcycle Safety Month


May is motorcycle safety month in Alberta. County of Wetaskiwin Community Peace Officers are committed to raising awareness about safe riding behaviors to reduce the risk of collisions.

Officers would like to encourage riders to follow a few simple safety tips to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely:

  • Gear up. Along with a helmet, riders should wear shatter-proof eye protection and durable weather-proof clothes to remain comfortable while riding. 
  • Stay bright and in sight. Staying out of blind spots on roadways and in parking lots will help keep other drivers aware of your presence. 
  • Showing off does not pay off but driving defensively does. Remember, motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings, share the road and change lanes with extreme caution.  
  • Practice makes perfect. Riders should practice on safe roads away from high-traffic areas and highways to make sure they are comfortable and confident in their skills on the road. 

The number of fatalities in motorcycle involved motor vehicle collisions totaled 21 in 2020, 23 in 2021, and 22 in 2022. County of Wetaskiwin Community Peace Officers will continue to work with other law enforcement and safety partners to ensure Albertans make the right driving and riding decisions. 

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